DUTCH - BLACK
Dutch is a very handsome pure bred
black Labrador retriever. He is approximately one-year
old and is still growing. We call him horse because
he likes to eat so much, and he likes to stand on
his back legs and paw at the air to get your attention.
He is very attached to his food and his people. His
greatest desire besides eating, is to be by your side
doing chores around the house.
Dutch’s best home would be
an experienced person who is knowledgeable about training
dogs, particularly Labradors. Dutch’s current
job is to practice keeping “four on the floor”
because he is so enthusiastic and has had no basic
obedience training other than “sit”. His
new family will need to take him the rest of the way
for training and it is our hope that it would be in
a home where people are active (runners, hikers, long
distance walkers) and are outdoor oriented (with lots
of open space for him to run around).
Dutch is playful with other young
dogs and would do well to have one or more “friends”
to romp around with. He came in with two young puppies
and he was gentle and watchful towards them. He behaved
as if he was a big brother and he was careful where
he jumped so he didn’t hurt them. He does like
to run and is pretty fast. He is not ball/or toy obsessive
but he does LOVE water and would be awesome around
a lake or pool. He is developing muscle and has gained
at least 10 lbs since he came to his foster moms house.
He eats 2-3 times a day, wet and dry food with lots
of vitamins and supplements. His coat is blinding
because it is so glossy and healthy.
Once Dutch settles down, he is a
dream. He has high energy in the morning and evening
(at feeding) but once he has eaten, he calms down
and is very content to follow you around the house
and yard doing chores and just spending time with
you. So far, he has not reacted to the farm animals
and is excellent when crated in side. He has not been
around children but seems tolerant of indoor kitties.
Dutch enjoys being outside and can
be an occasional security barker depending on what
the other dogs are doing. He waits by the door to
see if he can come in and once inside, he heads for
the cat food bowls as clean up eater. He was found
in a starvation condition so I would imagine that
food will continue to be very important to him and
will need to be addressed through training in the
future. Dutch is good in the house and loves it when
the leash comes out for walks. He is bumpy on the
leashed walks but he is trying and only wants to please.
Dutch is just a big puppy but tries very hard to understand
what you are asking.
SAMSON - SHEPARD
This beautiful boy is all kinds of
brains and athletic ability. Samson is approximately
13 weeks old and has shown incredible intelligence
in the short time he has been at the ranch. He knows
his commands, is good with his roommate/brother Charlie
when playing and would make an excellent companion
for a single or couple who are active.
Samson seems like the kind of dog
who would be awesome hiking and camping. He is not
afraid to be the lead dog and runs into the action
instead of looking behind to see where the reinforcements
are. Samson loves to be held and petted but whose
energy level is really starting to kick up and will
need open space and sunshine to keep him exercised
so that he can start learning his commands and good
Samson is a big boy in his mind,
so he will need lots of supervision his first year
when playing with bigger dogs to keep him safe. Samson
has started crate training indoors and is completey
against the idea. Where he wants to be is outside
with his buddies frolicking in the wading pools getting
wet and having a big time. He is good inside with
the kitties, shows little interest in the farm animals
and has yet to see the city. Ideally, Samson can be
placed with his brother Charlie......
CHARLIE BOY - CATTLE DOG
This little pumpkin is pure love.
He shows it in his eyes and behavior when he sees
you. He is the pup who turns around to see where you
are on walks, who is comfortable watching the other
dogs roughhouse when playing. He is good with trotting
around the property and laying down under a shade
tree and resting. He loves his brother Samson and
plays well with him. They are very active together.
He gets along with all the other dogs big and small
and is well behaved in the house. Charlie is going
to be a big boy when he grows up.
Charlies' best home would be people
who are home during the day and can take him out in
the world for exercise and socialization. Charlie
will need lots of daily exercise including basic obedience
to round out his life experiences. Charlie is good
with the kitties, farm animals, people and is learning
about how to be in the house. Charlie is doing well
with crate training and is generally quiet. He is
athletic and is starting to really roughhouse with
his brother Samson. They will both be big dogs so
will need a large yard and active lifestyle to keep
them fit and well behaved.