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Meet Xabi (20210529-03)
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Name: Xabi (pronounced za-bee) (20210529-03)
Weight: 40-50 lbs
Age: 2-5 years
Breed: corgi/shepherd mix
Neck size (for collar): 20 inches
Chest circumference (for harness): 27-29 inch
Height (from top of head): 21 inches
Length (from nose to base of tail): 39 inches
Crate size recommended: 40 in Length by 23 in width by 25 in height. Retriever brand kennel with plastic bottom. Or any brand as long as it has a plastic bottom for him to sleep on, as he does not like sleeping on a pillow or dog bed.
Good with women: yes
Good with men: yes
Good with kids: older/dog savvy children
Good with other dogs: has prey drive/reactivity toward smaller dogs. He is being successfully pack walked with female dogs and doing well. He will do best as the only dog in the home.
Good with cats: no
House trained: yes
Crate trained: yes
Energy level: med/high - very active but has the ability to lounge
Can be handled/touched: yes very receptive to touch and loves to be pet!
Barker: when excited
Flight risk: yes, should always be leashed outside of the yard and supervised inside the yard
Food aggressive: no
Current food: Kirkland chicken & Rice
Walks on a leash: On leash he starts off excited and then he settles in nicely. He walks nice. He has manners and skills.
Leash reactive to dogs/people: Xabi has demonstrated a bit of leash reactivity with other dogs but it is selective and very easily managed/corrected. There are many times that he is able to walk on and move past other dogs without reacting
Rides well in car: Yes
Destructive: prefers to sleep on cool surfaces so does not need a bed or blanket in his kennel as he may tear it up to get to the cool bottom. May dig holes in the yard as an energy release so exercise/stimulation is important for him!
Needs a home with a yard: Yes
Needs a home with another dog: no, would do best as the only dog
Can live in an apartment: No
Volunteer comments: Xabi was in fine form this morning. He was so happy to get out and enjoy the morning. He walked super as usual. His initial burst of energy is quickly subdued once we get moving. Today he had minimal reactions to a dog on the other side of the street and two cats in driveways that we passed. He does best short leashed and to get his attention in those moments so he can work through it as he does want to react initially. He loves to roll in the grass and to get belly rubs and head scratches in the shade of a tree. He really is a sweet goofball and I’m shocked he’s still here.
Xabi is a total goofball who loves to get out and about and take in the world around him. He is very excited at the starts of his walk but settles in nicely. He has good leash skills and basic commands. Xabi loves to roll in the grass and sit in the shade near the end of his walks. He happily laps up attention and pets. Xabi has demonstrated a bit of leash reactivity with other dogs but it is selective and very easily managed/corrected. There are many times that he is able to walk on and move past other dogs without reacting. He has been packed walked successfully with female dogs.
Dog walker comments:
How has Xabi not found a home! What an incredibly sweet boy! He was super stoked to be out on his walk and pulled alot. That may have also been because there was a dog walking in front of us most of the way. But he sat multiple times when asked and recieved verbal praise and pets. When I tried to get photos, he kept coming to me and leaning on me. What a sucker, let's hope we can find someone he can love on forever!”
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