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Adopted 9/29/06 !!

  • Gender - Male
  • Age/DOB - 12/02
  • Height  at the shoulder -
  • Weight - 100
  • Spayed/Neutered - Yes
  • Taken in on  - 1/21/05
  • Available as of - 10/21/05
  • Housebroken - Mostly
  • Obedience trained - Some
  • Good with other dogs - Generally
    • with cats - Unk
    • with kids - No
    • with the elderly - No
  • Temperament - Handsome is an active dog, he tends to be hyper and can be skittish. He can overreact out of fear which leads us to believe he was mistreated in the past. He does have a bite history and is not good with kids.

  • Comments
Handsome came to us from a shelter in Texas. He was abandoned following a bite incident with a 7 yr. old boy. The incident was provoked, and the child had a history of provoking Handsome. The family was charged with abuse for abandoning Handsome. He is a very sweet boy, but can be frightened by some situations. In extreme situations, there is the possibility that he can be a fear biter, but in a good home with proper care and love, he will present absolutely no danger and will make a wonderful companion. He tends not to be good with large male dogs, he has a touch of "little dog syndrome" and tries to dominate them, leading to confrontations. However, he is currently living with 23 other Danes and is doing well, so this is not a huge issue. It is just something an owner will need to be aware of, and we will be selective about his placement and what other dogs he will be living with. Given his history, we will not place him in a situation where there will be kids.

This all makes him sound so much worse than he really is. The shelter that surrendered him to us would not have allowed him to leave if they had concerns about him biting someone and we would not be considering placement if we had concerns. However we do need to make potential adopters aware of his special needs. Overall, he is a great dog, well behaved, crate trained, and eager to please. He just wants someone to love him, and to be able to love them back.

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And if you have any questions about Handsome or any of our dogs, email us or call us at 541-746-0863

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