About Me

Name: Duke
Sex: Male
Spayed/Neutered: Yes
Breed: Bernese Mountain Dog / Poodle (Standard) / Mixed (long coat)
Weight: 51 lbs
Height: 25 in
Estimated Birthdate: 12/13/2016
Fence Needed: Yes - Duke needs confidence and may run.  A fenced in yard gives him security.  
Location: none noted
Adoption Fee:$499

My Story

Date into Rescue: 12/13/2018

Reason for being in rescue: Breeder release/health of the breeder

What kind of home would be best for me: We are seeking a home with an experienced dog owner who understands that good things come to those who wait.  Duke will come out of his shell with time and patience.  Very young kids who are moving fast and are loud may not be a good idea.  He could use a calm, happy canine companion to learn from.  He has always been with a lot of dogs and we're not sure how he will do without one.  He could use a buddy to follow around.  

What is my personality like: Duke is very shy and reserved until he is comfortable with someone.  When he is unsure, he paces a lot. Once comfortable, he will come to you and rest his head on your knee or press against your shoulder, letting you know that petting would be appreciated as long as it's slow.  Duke is not good on a leash at all, but this is a skill he can learn. He does well with cats or other dogs, but also does not want other animals challenging him or being in his face too much.  He's a very laid back kind of guy right now.  We think this will change with confidence and experience but only time will tell.  

How do I act when I first meet new people: Very reserved.

Tips and Tidbits: Give Duke time and don't try to rush it and he will open up,  but if you try to force the issue, he will get scared. Duke wants to trust and he wants to be a normal dog but his life circumstances so far have been limited.  Duke does not have any experience in suburbia and having a famiy and he needs to be taught.  

Please note, this breed is NOT HYPOALLERGENIC.  

House trained: Dogs can be house trained if they are in the right environment and are allowed to follow a schedule as long as a physical reason doesn't keep them from being trained.  A dog house trained in my home may not be in yours. We will help you teach your new dog this necessary skill and based on your schedule.

Potential Adopters

Please note - we do not ship or transport our dogs. If you are interested in adopting a dog, take a look at the distance between the dog's location and your location and make sure you are able to make the trip.

Thank you for your interest in a dog who needs a new home. This description contains all that we currently know about this dog. We have no perfect dogs - but many of our dogs have proven to be perfect for a certain someone. We urge all of our potential adopters not to fall in love with a picture. When screening applications, we look at the entire home and then make suggestions based on what would be a good fit for your home. You are not being screened for a specific dog although we are looking to see what type of dog interests you - poodles or non poodles, age, temperament, personality, etc. Our goal is to match you with the best possible pet for you and your home. We want to create furever families.

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