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Adopted 6/24/07

  • Gender - Male
  • Age/DOB - ~2 Yr.
  • Height  at the shoulder -
  • Weight -
  • Spayed/Neutered - Yes
  • Taken in on  - 1/23/06
  • Available as of - Now
  • Housebroken - Yes, but with issues
  • Obedience trained - Some
  • Good with other dogs - Yes
    • with cats - Unk
    • with kids -  Yes
    • with the elderly - Probably not owing to size
  • Temperament - Herc is standoffish at first and shows some fear of strangers. But once he gets to know you he is the sweetest boy. He adores cuddles and attention. He is a big Dane, tall but on the lean side.
  • Comments
We got Herc from a shelter. They had tried to place him once unsuccessfully. We do not know what the problem was or any history on him. We initially had potty training problems here, but eventually he learned. We also had to crate train him as he was not crate trained. We believe he was probably raised outside and was never potty trained in the first place. We also placed Herc unsuccessfully. The issue this time was his potty training. He was left alone too long each day and because they had no fenced yard, he was pottied on leash. He does not like to potty on leash, and that combined with how long he was left alone, and the fact that he was still adjusting to his new home, caused some potty issues that his new owners could not deal with.

Since his return, he has been very good. We crate him at night and he is fine, and we make sure he gets to go out in the yard at least every 4 hours or so. This approach has eliminated his potty problems here and we believe will work in his new home. Obviously this means that at this point he can not got to a home where the owners work all day, he simply is not ready to hold it that long yet. This will likely change as his training continues, but for now he needs a home where someone is home most of the time.

He is a big impressive Dane, and a real love bug. He will make someone very happy. Are you that someone?

We will post additional photos of Herc as time goes by, so check back often.
And if you have any questions about Herc or any of our dogs, email us or call us at 541-782-2242
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