(when grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Good with kids,
Good with dogs,
Not good with cats,
HERE IN CANADA COME MEET HIM!
This big nerd has been a very welcome addition to our foster home. This happy boy has lots of love to give and is eager to please. Kente is a smart, sensitive, loving and very goofy soul who is looking to be someone’s perfect forever fit. He’s had lots of obedience training, and is very gentle w when taking food and treats. His tricks include sit, lay down and very recently, shake a paw. He’s still a youngster and has been known to surf the off counter if left to his own devices, and likes to throw his toys around the backyard while zooming his little brains out, but is remarkably quiet in the house.
Kente had a very rough start in life, and has had to fight for food to survive. As a result he does have resource guarding issues with other dogs (never humans) and can only be placed in a home with no other pets. This is to ensure his safety, security and long term happiness.
This bright, energetic boy is drop dead gorgeous, and a total ham for attention when it’s being given. Loves loves loves car rides and the occasional stop for ice cream.
Name: Kente (20190719-01)
Weight: 75 to 80lbs
Age: 2 years 10 months
Breed: Rhodesian Ridgeback/terrier mix
Colour: Tan and white
Neck size (for collar): 18 in
Chest circumference (for harness): 29 in
Height (from top of head): 27 in
Length (from nose to base of tail): 36 in
Crate size recommended: 26in H x 24 in W x 36 in L
(we will be glad to donate a good crate to his new home)
Good with women: yes, excited to meet but settles down
Good with men: yes, with most men. Does not react well to aggressive men. Excited on meeting but settles down if men are calm.
Good with kids: yes, he loves kids but we are cautious with small children because he is excited by their energy and does not know how powerful he is. He also reacts quickly if he senses dropped food and the sudden motion involved which can escalate quickly.
Good with other dogs: He is ok with the dog he currently lives with, as long as we are vigilant. He is very protective of the house, and car, and owner when another dog is nearby and shows aggression. He can be good with other dogs his size but has very limited experience – he does not like small dogs, we think he sees them as prey. If food is involved or if he thinks food is involved, he can be more protective and unpredictable.
Good with cats: He will sniff them but then wants to chase them.
House trained: yes
Crate trained: yes
Energy level: In the house, reasonably calm unless he senses visitors – then he gets agitated and loud. Outdoors – he has higher energy, wants to explore everything.
Can be handled/touched: Yes, especially by the people he is comfortable with. He does not like being handled by the vet and we are unable to cut his nails even with mild sedation. (walking on the road keeps them in check)
Barker: Yes when visitors or surprises occur.
Flight risk: yes. He loves to run, we tried off-leash training but have not been successful. He will eventually come home or if you honk the car horn and he thinks there is a ride coming.
Food aggressive: We feed him in his crate, and he is fine. He is not released until the other dog is finished. He is fine when I give him and the other dog treats – but if food falls to the floor from the table or counter he can be aggressive.
Current food: PC Sensitive Skin and Stomach. He has seasonal allergies
Walks on leash: Can walk nicely on the leash if he is not distracted. We alternate between a Canny Collar and a Harness. He seems to get used to and less responsive to one after repeated use and so we change it up and he settles for a while.
Leash reactive to people or dogs: Yes, more so if a dog is seen. He is used to the people who pass us on our daily walks if they have no dog. However, he can be a bit unpredictable in this regard.
Rides well in car: Yes – loves the car but reacts to dogs he sees and if people come near the car when parked.
Destructive: Not really, however he will periodically find a child’s toy or plastic container and shred it. Mostly – he will pick things up and carry them to his bed, only if with him for a long time would it likely be destroyed. He is a stealth counter surfer!
Needs a home with a yard: Would be beneficial, he loves to play with us in our corral – especially with a deflated soccer ball.
Needs a home with another dog: No has to be the only dog in the home
Can live in an apartment: No