|Rescue Me ID: 17-07-16-00197Alex (male)|
American Staffordshire Terrier Mix Age: Young Adult
|Compatibility:|| Good with Most Dogs, Good with Adults (Not Kids) |
|Personality:|| High Energy, Average Temperament |
|Health:|| Neutered, Vaccinations Current | Our magnificent Alex has the bouyant good nature that attracts Bully breed folks to these lovable high energy scamps. No other dog group has been so overbred, mishandled and maligned as the Bullies, and we are thrilled to have Alex with us, at this young stage of his life, so that we can find his forever home. Three years old, Alex started off his rescue journey as a statistic: just one more homeless stray roaming the mean city streets. He was picked up as a stray and brought to NYC ACC. He has traversed the rescue process with ease, and had displayed great confidence and panache as he has interacted with everyone along the way. His ... (Read More)behavior evaluations were exemplary, and he was adopted through the shelter adopter program, only to return to the shelter within four hours. The adopter's home dog pack refused to accept Alex, and while his behavior remained calm, he was ousted by two Shih Tzus and a Labradoodle. Go figure. Alex joined us over a month ago, along with Tall Man, another large bully, and they quickly became great friends. These dog looks so much alike they could be littermates. Alex appears to be largely black Labrador Retriever due to his girth and height. He is a large strong dog at 66 pounds, with a lean, muscular physique, and floppy Lab ears. He has a large block head head, with a broad skull that suggest some Staffordshire Terrier DNA. He has a wide swath of white, sweeping down his chest that gives him a regal tuxedo look. Alex truly represents the best of beauty and temperament in both breeds. He has charmed everyone he has met, and his professional behavior evaluations have been exemplary. Alex would be a fantastic choice for a Lab or Bully breed lover, who is willing to continue the exercise and obedience regimen that has fostered such great behavior so far. Alex is high energy, and needs vigorous exercise. He is having a blast this summer. Between hiking in the woods, and swimming, we have managed to tire him out! Alex loves to be on the go: the more action, the better. A bored, frustrated Bully will make mischief, to be sure, but in the hands of dedicated breed enthusiasts, who rejoice in their high energy companions, Bullies are Man's devoted BFFs. Alex is an ideal choice for an active single or couple. He is extremely friendly, and good with strangers, but he would likely overpower young toddlers. We haven't had him around cats, but he loves other well mannered dogs. He loves to play with other dogs matched to him for size and energy level, and would be a great companion to another well-trained dog. Alex has excelled at his obedience training and is extremely food motivated. He responds well to positive reinforcement training, and has learned all of his commands, so that adopters will be able to get up to speed with him quickly. He has great house manners and is house trained and crate trained. Adopters will need to forgive the occasional accident that might aq transitions to a new potty routine, in a new home. Alex has been thoroughly vetted, He has been vaccinated for rabies, DHLPPC (distemper, hepatitis, leptospirosis, parvo and parainfluenza, coronavirus), and has been boostered as needed. He has had the 4dx test, and is negative for heartworm, lyme, earlichia and anaplasmosis. He has been dewormed, and microchipped. If you are interested in Alex, please write to Denise@eskiesonline.com or call Denise at 860-908-9738 for more info. (Less) Adoption Fee: $350 Animal Location:
EOL Multi-Breed Dog Rescue
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