Breed:Bernese Mountain Dog / Rottweiler
Notes: altered, hasShots, housebroken
Chewy aka Chewbacca
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Chewy is a neutered male, 5.5 years old, very friendly and sweet. He is black with brown markings, and a white blaze on his chest and stomach. He looks to be part Bernese Mountain dog and maybe Rottweiler. His fur is like that of a German Shepherd or a little longer, and he likes to be brushed. Chewy loves people and needs exercise on a regular basis. While we have a fenced in 1/3 acre yard for him, he gets bored and would do well with another dog as a companion, or a family that walks and hikes with him regularly. He is very lively at times and is good with kids and cats. He does like to chase cats around if they run away from him - we have one that is always running from him and he thinks it is a game. He really misses us when we are away and you can see the look on his face when we come in from work or school - he is a major tail wagger! He is great with people, and usually jumps up if you let him. For smaller children he can seem a bit large, and once they know he is a "licker" and not a biter, they fall in love with him. We believe the woman that surrendered him to the shelter in Reno when he was 4 months old, shut his tail in the door of her glass slider which is why he has a crooked tail. This does not seem to bother him at all and is not painful for him. He is healthy, up to date on all shots (including kennel cough shot) and is generally very happy when people are around. Chewy walks well on a leash, sits when you tell him to and lies down some of the time, on command. He gets sad when he is left along too long and my hours are long as are my son's hours at school. He walks well on a leash, but runs away if he is off leash. This will take training.
He has on occasion stolen food off the counter and we prevent the problem by putting edibles away. I also feed the cats on a spare counter, since he eats their food when possible -- another thing he will stop if consistently trained. He sleeps in my bedroom on the floor next to my bed, is quite protective and a good watch dog, though does not bark unless he wants to come inside or hears something outside the house. He wakes me each morning with a small bark.
Contact Laurie, 775-250-5612 or firstname.lastname@example.org.