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Champ is a 7 month old male golden retriever/spaniel/Great Pyrenees mix puppy who came to rescue from another rescue who rescued him from a high kill shelter. Champ is beautiful, sweet, friendly and awesome in every way, except he's deaf. This is not a disadvantage on so many levels. First, owners of deaf dogs don't have to hide in the closet to open a package of turkey. Second, they never bark at the doorbell and third, they pay close attention to everything you do and will always be focused on you, unlike, say, your husband, girlfriend, etc. This dog wants to please you and he is dedicated to making you smile. Champ is crate trained and rapidly learning his inside manners. He would do best with someone who is frequently home and loves to play with other dogs. Though he learns a lot from dogs at daycare, he would do better with only 1 other dog in the home and prefers to live his life without the company of cats as well. He can be anxious without people around so this is not a dog who would do well in a home where the people are gone for long stretches. A dog with hearing deficits needs his people and his pack to make him secure and happy. We expect that Champ will weigh in the 70 pound range as an adult and he has lovely, soft fur that is more golden-like than Great Pyrenees-like. He will require someone willing to work with him on his hand signals and his adjustment into the world as he spent weeks eight through sixteen in a crate which did not help him in the least. He is a wonderful dog and he will make the right family a perfect pet. A fenced yard is a must for this dog.
If you are interested in adopting this dog, please apply online, at http://www.bigfluffydogs.com/online-app.php.
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