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Scout German Shepherd Dog Mix Louisville, KY
- Vaccinations up to date, spayed / neutered.
- Prefers a home without
- Cats, children.
Scout was surrendered to a high-kill rural shelter when his owner was concerned about how the large dog would do with a child on the way. Already gentle with the man's 4-year-old daughter, the only real issue was with Scout knocking the child down simply due to his size and goofy personality. Scout received no training from his previous owner. However, since joining the ACS shelter, Scout was quick to learn to sit. It was obvious that Scout was used to being yelled at: he only listened when you yelled. Since working with Scout, he has become more used to a quieter voice. However, as with the Shepherd, an assertive voice is always required.
While there has not been a DNA test on Scout, it has been theorized that he could be a pure-bred Shepherd. He stands weighing 65-70 pounds; built of pure muscle and intellect. Scout is a definite companion animal, whining when left alone or not given attention. Simply put, Scout's favorite spot is next to you! The ACS staff do not believe that it will be difficult to train Scout and that with training he will become a loyal member of the household.
Scout will require room to run freely as well as multiple walks a day in order to keep in physical shape. As such, a structurally fenced yard (no electric fences) is essential and required without exception. It is necessary for him to be trained and socialized in order to prevent destructive or aggressive tendencies, as per all German Shepherds. Frequent brushing will be required due to his coat. The Shepherd breed has a tendency not to get along with cats unless raised with them; as such, we do not recommend Scout to a home with cats. Any children or other dogs should expect to be nipped per the herding breed. He does have a habit of nipping when he becomes excited.
Scout was recently adopted through our shelter and returned. He is very friendly and loving with the children in the home. However, that is not the case with children that he is not familiar with. ACS will NOT adopt him into a home with children younger than 12, and the owners must understand that he can NOT be around younger children. His previous owners recommended that he have an owner with training experience because he enjoys training and seeks that relationship with his owner. They also noticed that he will bark at other dogs, although he got along well with the two dogs in their home. \\\ SCOUT IS SPONSORED BY OUR FRIENDS AT OLDFATHER LAW FIRM THRU DECEMBER 2020!
PLEASE NOTE: Due to the German Shepherd breed restrictions at apartments and Scout's size, we will not adopt Scout to apartments. Scout will require a structural fenced-in yard in order to get adequate exercise, and it is recommended that he be walked several times a day. Training and socialization are also a MUST for any Shepherd. Primary Color: Tan Secondary Color: Black Weight: 65.5lbs Age: 3yrs 9mths 0wks Animal has been Neutered I am available for adoption at the Animal Care Society.
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