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Bruiser is approximately 5 years old and a Shepherd/Husky/Lab mix. He was surrendered to our rescue because his owners no longer wanted to feed a big dog. Bruiser weighs in at approximately 60 pounds and is considered full grown.
Bruiser has been vet checked, vaccinated, heartworm tested negative, microchipped, and is neutered. He is also current on his flea/tick/heartworm preventatives.
Bruiser has not had much exposure to the outside world and he's been working on his manners and learning how to be a dog! He has been introduced to other dogs and he does very well. He does seem to prefer the smaller dogs or female dogs (he's a ladies man!) but he is tolerant of everyone and does well when he visits the dog park too! Bruiser has been around cats and has not shown any interest in them.
Bruiser is very shy and timid when he first meets new people. If you move too quickly or suddenly, he will cower and jump away. We have been introducing him to do different people, gradually, trying to teach him that people are not all bad and he's coming along nicely. He is more open now to meeting new people and the more and more socializing he gets, the better and better this will get. Once you've gained Bruiser's trust, he is very loyal and loves to please! He also sometimes thinks he's a big lap dog and loves to cuddle with you.
Bruiser loves to be brushed and enjoys going on walks. He has a medium energy level and needs daily exercise. Bruiser has a facination with moving vehicles, so it's very important he always be leashed or in a secure fenced in yard to protect him (he doesn't understand they could hurt him). Bruiser is working on his basic obedience commands and he's doing well - he is treat motivated and likes to please, but sometimes he gets nervous and is worried he's going to upset you. He needs a person willing to take time and show him gently how to learn new things! Bruiser is kennel trained and believed to be housebroken, as he has not had any accidents in his foster home. If your family is willing to give him a second chance, take it slow and get to know him, he'll be a very loyal and wonderful companion!