Charles (Adoption Pending)

BREED: Shepherd Mix
GENDER: Male (neutered)
AGE: 4.5 years old
SIZE/WEIGHT: Large, 85lbs
HISTORY: Charles is a rescue dog from Behchoko, NT. His first 2 years were spent free roaming prior to being picked up by the SPCA where he spent 8 months prior to being adopted. Charles has come a long way since his adoption but still has some dog aggression issues that require mitigation and attention.
TEMPERAMENT: Indoors; Charles is very well tempered and mannered at home. He is very calm and easy going indoors and hasn’t displayed any destructive behaviour while inside and doesn’t bark. Charles is crate trained if necessary.
Outdoors; Charles is extremely active outdoors and curious. He displays dog aggression while on leash and is hit or miss when meeting dogs off leash. Charles it is a gorgeous 4 1/2-year-old shepherd mix that is very affectionate and loves attention. He is very strong willed, determined type, and need an adopter with leadership qualities. He is suited for a home where there are no other animals and a yard to play in. He loves his walks, but requires a strong handler as he can show aggression on leash towards other animals. He likes has prey drive so no cats and not a good home for children. Not suited very well for dog parks but more of a outing with him and his owner. He has a natural tracking ability so walks in the wilderness are where he is happiest. He may disappear for a few minutes but will find his way back. An adopter that runs would be a bonus since Charles can’t be off leash with other dogs around since don’t know since isn’t good around hyper dogs. He is a larger dog for sure but in the right conditions he will give you lots of love back. A home outside city is needed for him. A more isolated community and an experienced large dog pet owner.
PERSONALITY: Charles typically doesn’t show interest in people he doesn’t know. He is a loyal dog and a great adventure companion. He is great in canoes, on paddle boards, on boats, and in cars. He has been on many adventures including multi day paddle trips in the NWT, camping trips, and road trips. Charles has a prey drive and can be very independent while on hikes, he typically checks in every 5 minutes before running back through the bush. He is a great tracker and capable of always finding his back to you. Charles is a big goofball while playing and is an all round big lovable fur ball. His previous owner encountered wolves and bears while hiking with Charles and he stuck around and remained by his side.
BEST MATCH: Experienced large dog owner, preferably malamutes or similar. Someone who spends a lot of time outdoors, lives in snow country and is looking for an adventure companion. Large fenced in yard or in a rural area or has easy access to nature. No children. No cats. No small dogs. Good with medium or large female dogs.
FAVORITE THINGS: Long walks/hikes, skiing/skijoring, playing in the snow, belly rubs, swimming.

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