Duke is a mix of Belgian Malinois and German Shepherd, estimated to be about 10-months-old. This large, handsome pup was rescued from a high-kill shelter in California and is now in a Seattle area foster home waiting for his forever family/
Duke is highly loyal, intelligent, and eager-to-please. This sweet boy bonds instantly to his human, with lots of love to give and would be so happy being at their side all of the time. He is non-reactive towards and eager to meet all dogs, but can be too rough/energetic to play with some. He plays extremely well with other stable, playful and/or dominant dogs. Strong, agile, and f ull of life and energy, he is a worker who demands plenty of exercise and stimulation. Nothing makes him happier than running in the woods or chasing a ball. At the end of the day, he settles down very well in the home and at the workplace, whether it be cuddling on the couch or chewing on a bone.
This amazing boy is not without fault: he has a strong inclination to resource guard and has exhibited resource aggression towards other dogs, as well as humans. He can be mouthy (and a bit of a destroyer if left alone for too long) when bored/under-stimulated and also has strong herding instincts, which make him unsuitable for a home with children. He will need and thrive with training regarding these issues. His eager-to-please nature, natural intelligence, and love of treats and affection will make his additional training go smoothly. This will be incredibly rewarding for him as he's a dog that is happiest when well-trained and feeling like a good boy. Duke is potty-trained, crate-trained, leash-trained, waits nicely for his dinner when instructed, knows 'sit' and 'stay', takes treats gently, and everything else is a work in progress.
Duke would do best in an adult-only household without other small animals (cats, prey, etc) and with an owner who is dog-savvy and confident.
ADOPTION Info: Fee of $550 includes his pull from shelter, neuter, current Rabies/DPPV/Bordetella vaccinations, heart worm test, health certificate, microchip, boarding, transport form California to Seattle, and any other unforeseen costs/treatment. This fee not only contributes to Dukes rescue and care, but for hundreds of high-risk dogs every year.
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