Breed:Treeing Walker Coonhound / Boxer
Notes: altered, hasShots, housebroken, noDogs
January 2014- This gorgeous, FULLY TRAINED fella is one of a litter of seven that were born the middle of Feb. 2008. Mom is a Treeing Walker Hound and the father(s) remains a mystery. The litter arrived at Friends for Life when they were about 7 weeks old. At 9 weeks this little guy began favoring his back left leg, and an x-ray showed an old fracture, which the vet suggested might have been from lack of proper nutrition when the puppies had begun eating. A "Thomas Splint" was fashioned from a length of aluminum, and the puppy was anesthetized while the splint was shaped to his leg and wrapped. Unfortunately, the break was high on the thigh bone and the splint didn't immobilize it enough to heal, so at 11 weeks of age, the vet put four pins into the bone. We also started giving him homeopathic remedies to aid in bone healing, and between the two, the break mended. In fact, the pins came out a week early because Taddy was growing fast and the pins were becoming obviously uncomfortable. He regained the use of his leg and walks and runs with no problems, but will probably never be able to bend that leg and "sit" comfortably. It certainly doesn't slow him down! He is neutered and vaccines are current according to our protocol. He walks well on leash and is completely crate-trained; he's a house dog and a couch potato. He is very intelligent and has figured out totally on his own how to use his paws to turn a doorknob and open a door. Taddie lived with Kelly Horgan, a dog trainer/behaviorist from Dec. 11, '09 through August 2010, and learned Basic Obedience and Home Manners, and she also housebroke him. He did extremely well with training and Kelly was very pleased with him. The ideal situation for him is to be The Only Dog. We'd really prefer an adopter with experience with larger dogs- and knowledge of dog behavior is a big plus! He's a beautiful dog who would love- and deserves- his very own Forever Family. He is also available as a Sponsor Dog. If he appeals to you but you aren't able to add a large dog to your family, please consider sponsoring him. See our Home Page for information on becoming a much-needed Sponsor.