My name is Stewy!

Dachshund/Chihuahua Mix Dog for adoption in Novato, California - Stewy
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Marin Humane Society

Facts about Stewy

  • Breed: Dachshund/Chihuahua Mix
  • Color: Unknown
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 162503
Stewy is a rascal, there's no other word for him. This little mostly Dachshund and probably Chihuahua mix dog has the curiosity of a cat and is fearless when exploring his environment. He loves to play with balls, soft fuzzy toys, tugs and enjoys a good game of tag. Stewy will sit on cue, as well as down, crawl!, roll over onto his back, and basically exhibit his showmanship.

Stewy has gained way too much weight; with his long back it is extra important that he lose that poundage through appropriate feeding and exercise. He is a very energetic dog, even though he is small and chubby. He needs L-O-N-G walks, games in the well fenced yard, and tons of mental stimulation to match. He would be a class act with a few more tricks, and he could continue learning basic dog stuff to a refined level. Scenting is a perfect job for a Doxie, so try that to see his capabilities in working.

There are a few little foibles that Stewy has developed. He is very uncomfortable with men, some men more than others. Men should meet him without stepping into his territory and stay down at his level, which is low to the ground. He will approach them if he is comfortable. His body language is very clear on that. He also has a history of possession with food and chews. He is not a dog who should be around children at home or away from home. Work with him on trading stuff for better stuff (in his opinion) to decrease his need for guarding his stuff. He can take feeling unsafe or possessive seriously.

Management for a dog like Stewy, who would love to run your household, is a priority. He is smart as can be, but he will accept a large crate with plenty of real estate for those times he needs to be kept safe from strangers in the house (mostly from males). He thinks he is big enough to run the world, but has a cuddly side that will increase as you bond, and especially when he is tuckered out.

Stewy has a wonderful playful side with many other dogs. And he has a history of not liking bigger dogs. He should be carefully introduced to dogs he might be friends with, and should not go to Dog Parks.

Independent at times, sometimes he plays "keep away". Keep a light leash on him to be sure he does not practice this behavior, and keep the game of tag to him chasing you, not the other way around. It is nice when he wants to be with you for a cuddle.

A snuggler and a performer; who could ask for more?

Primary Color: Tan
Secondary Color: Black
Weight: 16.4
Age: 5yrs 5mths 1wks

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