My big hunk of love Rocky is almost 3 years old and about 80 pounds, pb ABD, up to date on shots, HW Neg, neutered...still looking for that special experienced someone! STRAIGHT UP:
Basically he is very sweet and wants to please.. BUT no small kids, no cats, no dogs... he came from a breeder to a older couple who wanted to keep him from going to a shelter and stayed in their basement for god knows how long. He was too much dog for them obviously.
He came to us in October 08, very stressed, emaciated, 3 inch nails, major skin problems, major ear problems, attitude problems etc.. he was a MESS. But a very good boy at the Vets I was so surprised to see
I said "lets wait to get him neutered, he may not be adoptable." Once we saw what he was all about, the DA is balanced by his obedience, its still borderline IMO. He likes men and women the same. Even the crazy cat rescue lady who was scared to death of him and any other bully breed can walk him on the property with confidence now and he loves her!
Now he is staying with a groomer friend of ours doing very well in all areas but def needs more in his life now and his own family of ADULTS. He needs someone smarter than he is and will look forward for him and encourage him to behave like the charming bully he is. He needs out of a kennel and onto a couch.
He knows ALL his OB, recall is fair but could be better, rides very nice in the car and does not display bad behavior when under the control of a reasonably intelligent person on or off leash (OFF LEASH with real boundaries such as a fence
and I do not mean invisible fence!) . FICTION:
"Oh he is so cute and sweet! lets adopt him and let him run free in the country!"
"Oh he can play with MY female dog ... all the dogs love her"
No, lets not. TRUTH:He needs someone who will protect him and his breed by being responsible with him
. He needs a experienced owner
who will not set him up to be the peckerhead he could be in certain circumstances with the before mentioned beings..kids cats or dogs...(Rocky will behave on leash in public around other dogs but don't let him "play in the yard" with any please dear god) He needs to eat Taste of the Wild Salmon kibble or something similar since we have determined he is allergic to grains, chicken, beef, and lamb. If you feed him grains, chicken, beef or lamb you will see his weight drop off, his skin and ears flare up and the hot volcanic poops will begin. So, salmon and potato for this guy. The same for treats... no treats with any of the stuff he is allergic to. I gave him a bully stick and his foster mom was cussing me for a week. WHAT DO YOU GET OUT OF A DOG LIKE THIS?
A devoted friend for life. I love this dog! I already have two females cut from the same cloth he is and then some. Compared to my bitches he is adoptable to the right person, they aren't. I can't take on one more. His foster mom has done a excellent job with him but he really needs his own home now. Yes, Rocky is looking for a miracle!
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