|Status:||Vet Hold||Age:||Puppy||Dog Friendly:||Yes|
|Breed:||Boxer Mix||Color:||Black||Cat Friendly:||Yes|
|Gender:||Male||Ears:||Natural||Child Friendly:||15 years and older|
|Adoption Fee:||$300||Tail:||Docked||Sponsor:||Mickey Lebeck|
Fred is now almost a year old and ready for his forever home! He’s a gorgeous black color with some small patches of brindle on his belly and hind legs. Fred weighs ~55 pounds and is fully house broken and crate trained. Fred walks well on the leash using a gentle leader and even knows a few commands: sit, stay and wait. But he will need a strong leader to keep him on track. We keep Fred busy with puzzle toys with hidden treats, continued leash training, and supervised play sessions.
While Fred does live with 3 cats, he wants to play with and chase them. He also lives with a resident dog and the two of them get on well. Fred has done well with the children he’s met but, being the typical young, bouncy boxer, he’s a bit rough for younger kids. On the other hand, he is quite athletic and would make a great running/hiking partner.
Fred is a bit shy and prefers a slow introduction to new surroundings/noises/people. We’ve been working on this recently with controlled outings and he’s made excellent progress while out in public. Fred would do best in a home with a big brother/sister dog who can be his role model as he continues to grow and learn. His new parents need to be willing and able to continue his training.