Dirk is a jack russell/pointer mix. Dirk is deaf and has been trained with a vibration collar and hand signals by the dog trainer he currently lives with. Dirk does not let his deafness get him down. He is still a very, very energetic young dog. If Dirk were to live with another dog, he needs a dog that is patience with him being a very boisterous dog. He greets dogs VERY enthusiastically and possibly rudely, and he cannot hear them when they growl at him to give him warnings. He will also jump on other dogs when excited, so dogs have to be able to tolerate this excitment. Dirk is good with children and even chickens, but not cats. Dirk loves exercise to burn off his energy and enjoys going for daily walks. Dirk cannot be an off-leash dog for quite some time until he gets comfortable with his owners and is trained on how to come back without voice command. Dirk would love to live in a home that understands his special need of being a deaf dog. He needs an active home with a fenced in backyard that will give him plenty of exercise and lots of hikes and walks. If you have room in your heart for Dirk, he is waiting to meet you.
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