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Rescue Group: Ugly Mutts Dog Rescue
|Breed:||Coonhound||Color:||Tricolor (Tan/Brown & Black & White)||Age:||Young|
|Size:||Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)||Sex:||Male||ID#:||013-0425|
Lincoln is a well-behaved, sociable dog. He constantly wants to play, whether it be fetch or a simple of game of tug-of-war, bordering on the verge of attention seeking. He is adorable, reacts well to people and is easy to play with and do tricks and so on. He loves his chicken and bacon strip treats!! He'll do anything for them and if you make him do tricks, he'll walk you over to where you put the treats and make sure you give him one haha. Lincoln is a young dog and currently weighs approximately 50 lbs.
Here is what his foster family had to say:
Lincoln is a good boy. He doesn't over eat. We always keep a bowl of his food serving and he'll eat it throughout the day. He is a big dog but he LOVES to cuddle. He's always trying to sit on us, not realizing how big he really is. He loves to rest his head on our laps and will try to snuggle as close as possible to us when we allow him to. He is VERY vain haha, he'll stand and look at himself in the mirror for minutes!! He understands that we don't like his kisses so he'll stick his nose super close to our face and "imaginary" kiss us.
He follows us around the house wherever we go. Whenever I'm studying in the kitchen, he'll be sure to be laying on the ground somewhere near my feet. He is absolutely useless with catching insects, he is the sLOWWWESSSTTT attacker I've ever seen. All in all, Lincoln is a super sweet dog who would be the perfect addition for any family!
Lincoln is very sociable towards people. He will bark at newcomers in the house to alert us, but has never been hostile. Once we tell him it's okay, Lincoln is very quick to play with the new people. When we take him on walks, he's very friendly and approachable towards new people (including children). When he sees a rabbit or a cat, he'll begin chasing them but as soon as we call his name, and say NO sternly, he sits and calms down. Then we are able to proceed with the walk and he will take no interest in the other animal.
Lincoln seems genuinely curious and is eager to lumber up to everyone he passes. He loves soaking up the attention he gets. Many people in the neighbourhood dote on him because of his sad face, long ears and skinny body! He's only met one child for a brief moment but seemed to treat her the same as adults. Our cats were segregated for two weeks but now, he seems to recognize that they are ours and belong here so he approaches them in a different, calmer manner.
Lincoln is constantly bringing over toys to either be thrown or pulled. He's also a huge snuggler and loves to curl up with people whether it being in the garden, in bed or on the couch etc. He'll never go onto the bed or couch unless we tell him it's okay. When he wants to snuggle, he'll bury his head into our laps and give us his cute, little puppy dog face!! And as soon as we tell him it's okay, he jumps up and sits on us.
Lincoln just loves to be close. Very close! He's very much trying to be a lapdog and often succeeding. He's learning to play with toys and is quite fond of gnawing on a bear or two. He likes to play tug of war. He's also learning the joys of a Kong. It's taking him a bit longer to understand the concept, mostly he really likes carrying it around in his mouth.
Lincoln's energy would be described as moderate. He constantly wants to play and has a lot of energy, but he isn't very in-your-face. At times, we have completed work on the laptop for a decent period of time, and Lincoln is capable of entertaining himself or just laying on the ground beside us. He'll try tempt you away from your work by dropping toys in your lap, but its never excessive. When taken on walks, he gets tired around 30 minutes of walking in the heat.
Lincoln is well-mannered. Never stolen food or chewed on inappropriate objects. Never urinated or defecated in the house. He doesn't beg for food or seem to have any interest in human food. He now knows, sit down, lie down, stand up, go to bed, paw, drop, come, stay, stop. He is fully house trained. Every morning and night on a regular occurrence, and once or twice if he needed to go he would just let us know. However, Lincoln has never done his business during walks, he only goes in the backyard. We are not using a crate as he doesn't need one but, he is crate trained. He is semi-leashed trained. He never drags you along too hard, but gets excited at times. If you tell him to stop, or that he's tugging too much, he'll listen to you and stop.
Lincoln needs someone who has a firm grip and he could do with a little bit more training. He's fine near roads and with cars passing by. We have never had an issue with Lincoln trying to escape. One time he was sniffing near an exit, but we called his name and he left it, so it was more just out of curiosity. One time, we left the front door open by accident and he ran out, but he just stood outside the door and right as I called his name, he came back inside.
Lincoln would need a family with kids (ages 7+ due to his size) and with a medium-big backyard. A backyard is a MUST as he loves playing in the backyard, running around in it and he only does his business in the yard! He is an energetic dog, so some playtime (such as fetch) and at least one walk a day would be required. He loves attention, so he would probably be best living in a household where someone is home a lot of the time.
If you have experience and would like to give Lincoln a chance for a happy future, please submit an application for consideration.