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Every once in a while, we get a really, really striking or unique mix in here at MARR. Buddy is no exception. The graceful shape of the boxer combined with the markings of a rottie, finished with really gorgeous brindle points makes this boy a total looker! He is very healthy and fully vetted, at 4 years old and a lean and trim 60lbs.
Buddy has the most expressive face you may ever see in a dog. His big eyes are a window to his soul, and his face mirrors everything from concern, to insecurity, to joy, to mischief. Unfortunately, Buddy has a little bit of baggage from his past, so sometimes the shades on those windows are hard to open.
It takes a bit but once Buddy loves you, he LOVES YOU. And he also loves kids!! He is highly food motivated and eats up training exercises, he is bright and catches on very quickly to new things. The sky is the limit with what Buddy could learn. He already knows the basics- Sit, Down, Wait/Stay, Shake/Paw, Kiss, Come. Buddy is perfectly potty trained, and also crate trained, although he doesnt enjoy being in his crate much. He will willingly crate, but is defensive once the door is closed for a bit. He does eventually settle.
Buddy still struggles with strangers, and also his interactions with other dogs. He unfortunately has developed a very negative association with dogs from some poor training practices and environmental factors in the past. He may eventually learn to tolerate certain dogs again, but he would be best as an only dog. We unfortunately do not know how Buddy does with cats. He would do best in a quieter home- loud noises startle him and he tends to become timid when he is unsure. But, with further positive experiences and training with lots of right answers, he will blossom.
Buddy longs for a person of his own who will be gentle with him, understand him, protect him, and help him grow more confident. He needs a ball-thrower, a snuggler, a friend, an ally. He deserves all those things, and more.
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