Age: 6 months
Color: Black and Brindle
Crate Trained: Yes
Energy Level: Very High
Fence: 6 foot required
Gets Along With:
✓ Female Dogs
✓ Male Dogs
Adoption fee: $375
Physical appearance: Arthur is a 6 month old Cattle Dog/German Shepherd/Malinois mix. He’s almost solid black with a white spot on his chest, brindle paws, and little spots of brindle throughout. His DNA estimates he will be 65lbs, but with how he is growing currently it’s likely he’ll be more in the 55 range. His DNA test also revealed he’s not totally an honorary Doberman! He’s 9% Dobie!
Personality: Arthur absolutely adores people and becomes very attached to his person. He follows his foster mom everywhere and is never far away. If he’s not standing next to her, his eyes are glued on her. We were worried it may end up being separation anxiety, but so far that hasn’t been a problem. This boy is SUPER smart and learns incredibly fast. Since he loves his foster mom so much he’s overly eager to please and even when his puppy brain is all over the place you can see him trying extra hard to keep it together. He loves to meet new people and play with other dogs. He even adores his kitty companions. Given the chance he’ll play for hours, especially with one of his foster sisters. His favorite games to play are fetch and with his flirt pole. He’s very energetic and will need a family that enjoys outdoor activities like hiking and long walks. With his smart he is he would excel in something like agility, obedience or rally. He is no couch potato, but he will stop speeding around for some hardcore cuddling.
Why he’s in rescue: While out on a transport for another rescue dog, 2 volunteers passed Arthur who had been dumped on the side of the road. They couldn’t leave him there so they turned back to get him. One of the neighbors confirmed he had been dropped off by his former family on the side of the road and he just sat there waiting for them to come back. One of the volunteers contacted Animal control to let him wait out his stray hold and then he was brought into the rescue to find his new home. He may not be 100% doberman, but his loyalty is second to none.
Manners and training: Arthur is learning all sorts of commands and how to live properly in a home. He has not been destructive and knows to chew on certain toys and not other items. He is potty trained and crate trained and knows the command “go to bed” and will go straight in his crate and lay down. He also knows how to sit, lay down, and walks great on a leash though he’ll get a bit underfoot sometimes. He knows not to jump up even if he REALLY wants to, and will sit to have his leash put on or taken off. He will stay in his crate with the door open until released and knows that his foster mom always goes through doors first. He’s an absolute gentleman. He would do okay with kids 8 and up since he’ll absolutely knock over smaller kids. He doesn’t know how to be gentle just because they’re smaller. No male dogs, but females that love to play would be a great way to keep him entertained. Dog savvy cats that want a k9 best friend are also great.
Vetting: Arthur came into rescue with severed demoted which has all cleared up except for one spot on his back right leg which should heal with time. All our dogs are brought up to date on rabies, Bordetella, and combo, negative for intestinal parasites and heartworms, neutered and microchipped before adoption.