- Adopted: 08-01-07
- Gender: Male
- Age: 1 yr
- Size: 50 lbs
- Color: Liver
- Cats: Unknown
- Dogs: Unknown
- Traits: N/A
Sweet DUDLEY has yet to meet a person (or kid) that he doesn't love. This is one sweet, playful, lovable dog. He is great with kids and other critters although his puppy energy might be a little high for tiny tots. He might love them a little too much!
Tennis balls and plastic toys are his favorite things to play with. Well maybe second favorite, but the cats' interest isn't reciprocal. Dudley has the pinkest nose you've ever seen, beautiful blue eyes, and very white fur with the exception of two chocolate spots. He is gorgeous! (And he even smells good!)
Dudley is deaf, but his deafness doesn't bother him and it shouldn't bother you at all! Fireworks and thunderstorms are no problem. The doorbell rings and he is resting happily at your feet. He is very bright and knows basic commands in sign language including outside, sit, stay, lie down, good dog, no, and so on. He's housebroken and goes to the door when it's time for business. The biggest challenge of this guy's deafness is that great chasm that normally separates humans from dogs: fear of the vacuum cleaner. In fact, you don't have to brush him-you can just nozzle him off! Cars don't faze him either, so a little extra caution is necessary for a deaf dog.
Because Dudley is deaf, a fenced yard is a must. He's a very athletic fellow so he definitely needs a 6-foot fence. Dudley is beautiful and sleek running and exploring. He's learned how to walk next to his human on a leash without pulling and he gives a 'check in' look before he takes off (on his flexi-lead) running once on the trails.
Dudley has responded very well to clear expectations and calm human leadership. At the end of the day, resting at the feet of his human is what he wants most. And if there's a peanut butter filled Kong in that picture, all the better. Dudley is a very sweet dog and a healthy mixture of lovable, ornery, smart, and beautiful!
BREAKING DUDLEY NEWS
Add one more item to Dudley's resume: seizure alarm. When his foster fur-brother had his first grand mal seizure, it was Dudley's frantic bark that alerted mom to the situation.
Dudley is doing very well. He's a sweet, smart, happy, energetic dog excited to get to know you. He loves snow and cold (and air conditioning during the hot summer). Dudley can't wait to find his forever home in a house with a 6' fenced yard, big kids to play with, a fluffy dog bed with a kong, and active folks who will love him as much as he does them. Is Dudley is waiting for you?
DUDLEY'S SUCCESS STORY 3/08
In the 6 months that we've had Dudley, he's become a real part of our family. He's a big sweetie who just wants to be with us...preferably on a walk or a run, with plenty of squirrels around. But inside the house he settles down very nicely. He loves to lay around and enjoy one of his many kongs or chewy bones. Dudley loves everyone, as far as we can tell, even our cats. However, he's learned not to mess with the cats (too much), even though they are so much fun to chase and sniff. Dudley is doing well in his basic obedience training class. He's remembering how to sit, stay, and lie down, and can even shake hands. He can now hold a down-stay when you go around the corner--a big accomplishment for a velcro dog who otherwise won't let you out of his sight. We're excited that he's learning such good manners. We couldn't be more thrilled to have Dudley with us. He's such a fun guy, and has turned us on to this great breed.