Dogue de Bordeaux (short coat) : : Male (neutered) : : Young : : Large
Seamus is a sweet, goofy 2-year-old DDB boy that craves attention and always prefers to be close to his people. He is a big boy that is not aware of his size or strength and will gladly try to climb in your lap! While he has short bursts of playful energy, in general he is happy to lay at your feet.
Likes: Attention, Belly rubs, being with his people, exploring the yard, patrolling the fence line. ***ADULT ONLY HOME- NO KIDS of any age
Dislikes: Being alone or crated. Will engage in destructive chewing.
Personality : Goofy & sweet with short bursts of playful energy. he is a sensitive boy and a bit fearful at times. He does best with a soft, reassuring approach.
Note: he has had a difficult past, he cowers and often flinches at the sound of chain moving, even the sound of the chain on a martingale collar moving when his foster puts a leash on him makes him flinch his head).
Temperament: Takes meds with no issues, lets you handle him everywhere (no issues with nail clipping, cleaning ears or grooming) does well at the vet, is strong and will pull if he wants to get somewhere
Energy level: generally low energy
Favorite activities : being with his people
Good with cats, dogs, and kids over 6?: No cats ; No male dogs; No children due to size, history of mouthiness when excited
Not good with : Seamus is a bit shy around men, takes longer to warm up to them, he requires slow introductions
Crate trained: Will go in crate for a treat but is good at escaping. He likes to chew plastic and has been known to explore for food when left alone. He would best be crated in a heavy duty crate when his people are not home.
Challenges: Seamus has a previous bite history when he was approached by someone who walked into his house. Although he has yet to shown this in his foster home, we believe he may be protective of his home once comfortable. Accordingly, he may not be accepting of visitors to his home. When excited and wanting to play, Seamus does jump and get mouthy. He will required continued work on basic manners (no jumping/mouthing, pulling on leash), but is very food motivated and eager to please. He is extremely strong when he pulls on leash. Seamus has a tendency to chew and swallow items that are not digestible, especially when he is alone. His adopter will need to be careful about what toys he is given, and what they leave lying around that he could decide to put in his mouth.
Any Medical issues? Seamus has been treated for Lyme disease.
What would be the best kind of home? Seamus would do best in a calm home with few visitors and NO children. He needs continued training and commitment to a safe environment for him so he continues to decompress and relax. He would love to find a home where someone is home with him most of the day to reduce his separation anxiety. He also needs a home committed to working on his manners and continued training.
Fostered in Fairborn, OH.
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Good with Dogs, Not Good with Cats, Is Not Good with Kids, Requires a yard
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