Bree is a 3-year-old American Bulldog/Shar Pei mix who is housetrained. She is excellent with and very enthusiastic about people and children, and has happily lived with children ages 5-10 years old. Bree is crate trained, housebroken, spayed, and is up to date on her shots and weighs 50 lbs. She comes with all kinds of dog accessories--her bed, food bowls, toys, leashes...everything her new person would need for her. Overall this is a great dog for an active person or family, and she has lots of love to give. Her current human has had major life changes, significant depression, and is unable to provide her the quality of life in a one bedroom apartment that Bree really deserves.
Bree is an excellent hiking and camping buddy and will stay nearby if off leash in remote areas, however, using the leash is advised if there are likely to be other dogs in the area. Bree is a very loving dog and will often snuggle up to people when she is not trying to play. I feel she is a great pet and a good watchdog with a deep bark sounding like the voice of a dog much larger. She is fine to be left alone while her person is at work during the day and is not at all destructive indoors. She sleeps well in any situation--she loves hogging the bed and laying up next to her person, knows the "off" command and will sleep on her dog bed on the floor, or will sleep outside the bedroom without complaint. She immensely enjoys watching tv and gets charmingly slightly protective during scary movies.
Bree can be aggressive with other dogs, especially those smaller and younger than her; although might get along with another dog that was significantly larger than her. Significant supervision would be advised in this case. A household with older children (4 years plus) might be recommended, as her enthusiasm can literally bowl over smaller children due to her at times jumping on people when they first walk in the door, although she is otherwise very safe with any age of child and even very positively protective of them. After a few minutes of excitement over new people walking in the door, Bree will settle down and likely bring over a toy to play with. She can also be redirected from jumping by being told to "Get your toy." She safely lives with the two cats that she grew up with, but tends to view other cats and small animals as prey. This might be able to be worked on with training and very close supervision. Bree is an active dog and needs someone who is an experienced owner who could be firm and consistent with her. She really needs a large, fenced backyard to run or someone who would take her running at least every other day. Due to her dog aggression, Bree is not suitable for dog parks. Off-leash walking is not advised in areas with cars, as Bree will chase cars, often trying to jump in to meet a new friend and give them a kiss!
PLEASE CONTACT BRITT IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN MEETING BREE!