From her current foster home: "I haven't had her very long and am still getting to know her. Saké came to me when she was picking on the other dogs at the shelter and thought it was fun to chase the office cats. I brought her home to my house to introduce her to animals that wouldn't tolerate that kind of behavior! :) Sure enough, she is "humble pie" with even tempered and confident dogs that happen to be more than double her weight. Saké is a beautiful girl who loves attention and has been a happy surprise. She is a typical puppy- friendly, curious, very playful and outgoing. She appreciates toys but doesn't demolish them. She seems quite partial to the real/hard bones which she will happily gnaw away at. What on the surface may appear to be a prey drive towards cats is actually an intense desire to play with them. As both of my cats are the confident stand-your-ground-whap-you-in-the-face types, Saké now has mixed feelings about cats. She both wants to play with them but is nervous of them. She will bark at the cats to try to get them to play and then run and hide (generally in her crate) when they whirl on her. This is an ongoing drama in my house that I would expect would calm with time but if you have a cat it must be a very dog-confident cat and you can expect the drama for a while. She does well with my dogs but I would encourage her to go to mature dogs that can show her the ropes and put her in her place as needed. I would say absolutely NO SMALL DOGS. If she can get away with bullying them, she will. As Saké weighs approximately 35 lbs, I would say 50+ lbs for other dogs. While I have no children of my own, I expect she would be wonderful with kids. She is crate trained but I haven't had her long enough to declare her housebroken. She is too short to reach countertops but has been known to put her paws up on my kitchen table. She removes nothing but is rather more curious to what might be up there. She has not chewed up anything inappropriate. She definitely prefers to be inside as opposed to outside in the yard. Saké can be a bit of a talker. She is an excited barker and will bark at anything she finds exciting or alarming. This generally means she is quiet in the house (unless there's a cat involved as I mentioned above) but talkative outside in the yard. Initially, everything was exciting and bark-worthy. The neighbors come home, a car door slams down the street, a stray cat prowling, a leaf falls from a tree... I actually apologized to my neighbor the other day. But even he admitted that she was barking a lot less now and she just excited and wanted to play. So that is something to keep in mind. She will bark when excited and at my house that means she's talkative outside and quiet inside. She is barking less but will most likely always be an "alert dog." I don't have a doorbell but I imagine she will be one of those dogs that goes ballistic when it rings! I will keep this updated as I get to know this gorgeous girl better!"
We'll be the first to admit we have no idea what Saké's litter is mixed with. While we are listing them as "hound mixes" they may have no hound in them whatsoever. Unfortunately the computer database insists that we pick at least one primary breed so "hound" it is. Whatever they are, they are 100% cute!
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