English Bulldog (short coat) : : Male (neutered) : : Adult : : Medium
Note: Otis is an Olde English Bulldog (different than an English Bulldog).
Otis was surrendered with his sister, Roxie due to having prey drive with cats (did not ever hurt the cats) and being too strong for the owner. He is potty trained and crate trained. He can be left alone in the home, but may get into things if left for long periods of time due to young age and boredom.
Otis can be described as large and in charge!! He is 70lbs of solid muscle and very athletic! He is the definition of a goofball and comedian.
Energy Level: Otis is a medium energy level dog. He gets excited to play multiple times a day as he is a teenager but does get tired easily and will be ready to lay around and watch tv. Yes, Otis really does watch tv !! He loves all toys and is happy to indoor or outdoor chase around a ball or play tug. Otis does not enjoy loud noises or commotion but is doing well with introductions to knew things!
Good with cats, dogs, and kids (over 6)?: Otis has prey drive and will not do well with cats, small animals like rabbits, or small dogs (ex: chihuahua size ) especially if they bring out a chase scenario. Otis has never shown aggression, however, does get overly excited when seeing small animals and immediately chases them. He will need to be in a home with children 10 and older due to strength and ability to easily knock small children over without even knowing what he is doing. Otis takes a little time with dog interactions. He does well with female dogs and submissive male dogs but is unsure how to read dominant male dogs and seems fearful. He does not become aggressive but avoids them due to not knowing how to react.
Walks well on a leash? Otis will need a harness due to his neck being larger than his head and a collar easily slipping off. He will need training on a leash due to pulling. Otis will require a fenced in yard. He needs a family that will put time in with training as he is still learning not to jump up on people, boundaries, and has no awareness of his size or strength!
Any Medical issues? Otis has shallow hip sockets but this does not seem to be a worry of the vet, just verbalized after xrays. He will need to have his wrinkles cleaned daily as he does have deep wrinkle lines and can cause skin issues in the future. If his wrinkles are cleaned and well kept, there are no issues.
What would be the best kind of home? Otis’ ideal home would be an active couple that has teenage children (or no children) with bulldog or large breed experience and no other small animals - dogs, cats or otherwise. He will need an owner that can handle his size and strength. He will also need an owner that is committed to training and help him become a more well rounded pup. He has the potential to be a social butterfly in public and would do well with slow introductions to public places. He has lacked socialization in the past, but seems to be very open to new adventures!!
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