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, not good with kids, good with dogs, and good with cats.
You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website.
Hiking, anyone? Aspen is a large, striking looking, growing boy, 147 lbs as of 9/13. These new photos show his medium-length coat growing out from a summer clip. Smart, willing and high energy at times, he will be an ideal hiking partner (on lead). Found lost and alone in a remote rural area of the MO Ozarks, owner could not be found. Aspen is long bodied, tall with the long legs typical of Akbash and Anatolian dogs (and the accompanying speed when they want to call on it), has huge feet, and possibly another year to grow. He is safe with cats and female dogs, good on leash with an adult handler (due to his size and strength), affectionate and sweet natured. Due to being attacked and severely injured by a pack of dogs when he was not in our care, he is food aggressive and wary around other males, so will not be placed where he must get along with other male dogs. Smart boy, he 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 who will blossom and provide exceptional loyalty when he finds a strong and loving pack leader to bond with. He has been professionally evaluated as an LGD and is not interested in guarding livestock. He will not be placed as a working dog, although he is not aggressive to stock. Companion placement only, spayed female companion would be desirable. A high, secure, above-ground fence is required, even though he's never challenged any enclosure he's been in. Applicant experienced with Akbash/ASD (or similar breed) temperament and training is required, NO EXCEPTIONS.
NGPR Pooch Profile
Name: Aspen in MO
Age: 2-1/2 years - est DOB 2-1-11
Color: white, faint cream shadings in certain light
Dew Claws: yes, singles
Estimated Adult Weight: 150+ 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: Cats, Female Dogs, no Children
Fencing: Secure VISIBLE fencing is required; invisible fencing WILL NOT contain this breed - NO EXCEPTIONS
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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