(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Good with kids,
Good with dogs,
Good with cats,
Spayed or Neutered,
He is currently in Seattle foster home
Charlie is an incredibly friendly and affectionate dog, both with people and children. He's so comfortable that he even exposes his belly for belly rubs, demonstrating his trust. He's gentle with kids and enjoys their company, often rubbing against them to show his affection.
When it comes to interacting with other dogs, Charlie has a calm and gentle approach. He prefers a polite introduction, focusing more on sniffing around than engaging in rough play. He's not a fan of hyperactive dogs, as their energy overwhelms him. He can get a bit jealous of other dogs, so he might thrive better as the only pet, relishing all the attention from his human family.
Even when encountering a stray cat, Charlie's curiosity is piqued, but his primary focus remains on his handler. He's respectful and attentive in such situations.
Indoors, Charlie is a model of tranquility, displaying a calm demeanor. He enjoys leisurely walks and, although he tends to pull a bit due to his eagerness to explore scents, he follows the handler's lead well.
Charlie does have a food obsession, particularly concerning other dogs. Separate feeding is necessary to ensure a peaceful mealtime. It's essential to respect his space while he's eating, as he's sensitive about it.
Barking is not a common behavior for Charlie, and he's quite comfortable in a crate. He's well-versed in car travel, knowing how to enter and exit the vehicle. For his bathroom needs, he prefers the outdoors exclusively.
From his foster mom's perspective, Charlie's intelligence shines through. However, to bring out his best behavior, he requires a family that firmly establishes the rules. Charlie thrives when there's a clear alpha figure, preventing him from assuming that role himself. If he's allowed to become dominant, his stubbornness can emerge. It takes about 2-3 weeks of consistent discipline for Charlie to recognize and accept his position within the family hierarchy.
Regarding food, Charlie guards his treats in his designated space. While he's fine receiving treats from you, he becomes protective when he brings them to his special area. By establishing firm boundaries, you can curb this behavior and unlock Charlie's potential as the perfect canine companion.
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