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- Friendly, Playful, Smart, Brave, Curious, Independent, Funny, Athletic
- Coat length
- Vaccinations up to date, spayed / neutered.
- Good in a home with
- Other dogs, cats, children.
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Caffrey is a very confident and curious puppy with a firecracker temperament. She is extremely playful and absolutely loves to be around other dogs; big, small, young or old! Caffrey has energy for days and one of her favorite activities is exploring the acreage of her foster's home, sniffing all the sniff-worthy things and running to her heart's content. Caffrey is totally crate trained and knows "sit," "lay down" and "off".
Caffrey is an awesome dog and is going to be the missing puzzle piece of an active household. With that said, no one is perfect and Caffrey does have one challenge; a pushy side to her personality. We have found that a well socialized resident dog(s) - in addition to a handler that gives her structure/rules within the household - helps keep little Ms.'s attitude in check, so Caffrey requires a home with a mature (2+ years old) resident dog(s) that are well socialized and can correct her when needed. Caffrey does tend to be on the vocal side during her play (or frustration) and although training can assist in minimizing this, it will take time to get there, so at this time she is not eligible for apartment dwellers due to the shared wall environment.
We don't know what breed(s) dad is - our vet is guessing Mastiff, St. Bernard, American Bulldog, Pit Bull or something else big & blocky. Caffrey's fosters did get mom DNA tested. The test came back as 40% husky, 13% lab, 12% cattle dog, 8% australian shepherd, 7% border collie, 6% golden retriever, 4% german shepherd, and 10% "supermutt". Mama dog (Sota) has a very sweet and docile temperament and is wonderful with humans of all sizes. She is a gentle, supportive (yet firm) mother to her pups and she tops out at 45lbs. We are expecting the pups to top out at about 50-90lbs when full grown.
Sota and her litter are with one of our puppy raisers who has been using Dr. Sophia Yin's puppy socialization checklist* with Caffrey. This means the pups have been receiving frequent, positive interactions with new people, new animals, and other new stimuli.
Although some of an adult dog's behavior is a result of genetics, it is important for dogs to have frequent, regular positive interactions for desensitization and socialization through maturity. At this age, Caffrey is experiencing her first fear period and still in the socialization window. To ensure she continues to receive socialization and enrichment opportunities under the guidance of a professional and in a safe setting, at the time of adoption adopters for pups of this litter will be required to show proof of a puppy socialization class enrollment with any licensed trainer.
Thank you so much for checking out our incredibly fun and intelligent girl Caffrey; we hope we can welcome you into the Pet Haven family of adopters, soon!
*Dr. Sophia Yin Checklist: https://drsophiayin.com/app/uploads/2015/12/Socialization_Checklist.pdf
** fear period information: https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/dont-panic-training-through-and-around-puppy-fear-periods/
***socialization window: https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/puppy-information/creativity-and-timing-key-to-puppy-socialization/
Fill out an application here if you're interested in Sota's litter...https://pethavenmn.org/adopt/adoptable-dogs/dog-adoption-application/
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