Ruff Ruff! My name is Aspen
|Breed:||Akbash/Anatolian Shepherd Mix||Color:||White||Age:||Young|
|Size:||X-Large 101 lbs (46 kg) or more||Sex:||Male||ID#:||4201324-BC-0462|
I am already neutered, up to date with shots, good with kids, good with dogs, and good with cats.
Aspen is a large, striking looking, growing boy. Found lost & alone in a remote rural area of the MO Ozarks, owner could not be found. Aspen is long bodied, tall, has huge feet, and 1.5 more yrs to grow. He is kid/cat/other dog safe, affectionate & sweet natured. Due to being attacked & severely injured by a pack of dogs when he was not in our care, he is food aggressive around other males, but fine with them when food is not a factor. Smart, willing, eager, and high energy at times. He can be puppy-like & playful. Leash trained, has virtually house trained himself. He rides well in the SUV, but still needs help figuring out how to get all of his big self in there. He's a delightful work in progress. He has been professionally evaluated as an LGD & is not interested in guarding livestock. He will not be placed as a working dog, although he has proven to be safe. Companion placement only, spayed female companion would be desirable. Right now, we'll say a high, secure, above ground fence, even though he's not ever challenged any enclosure he's been in. This boy will be a large dog. Applicant experienced with Akbash/ASD temperament & training will be given first consideration.
NGPR Pooch Profile
Name: Aspen - MO
Age: 17 months - est DOB 2-1-11
Color: white, faint cream shadings in certain light
Dew Claws: yes, singles
Estimated Adult Weight: 115-130 lbs at adulthood at age 3-4 yrs
Origin: MO - rural stray, friendly, but in danger of being shot by cattle ranchers
Current Location: NGPR approved foster in SW MO
Medical: Neutered, dewormed, micro chipped, negative for heartworm, up-to-date on vaccinations and currently on flea, tick and heartworm preventative. This dog travels with a Interstate Health Certificate required by the USDA confirming that all the above criteria have been met.
Housebroken: in progress
Can be Placed With: Kids, Cats, Female Dogs
Fencing: Secure VISIBLE fencing is required. NO EXCEPTIONS. Invisible fence is NOT acceptable. PLEASE DO NOT APPLY for this dog unless you have SECURE, VISIBLE, ABOVE- GROUND FENCING.
Fees: $300 adoption fee, plus transport of $150 if the dog is adopted in the northeastern US or New England area.
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