|Profile Information/tell us more about this pet
||Fifi is active and high-energy, but has an “off switch” and loves to cuddle and relax at home, too. Fifi loves long walks and she is walked four times a day. Fifi loves the great outdoors and is happy when she can be outdoors and spending time with you. She is ready to go when you are! She is absolutely excellent in the house; polite, rarely barks, and doesn’t destroy anything even when left alone. She is very well house-trained, and will sit by the door at either bark or whine when she needs to relieve herself. Fifi doesn’t like crates but does just fine in a pen. She loves squeaky and chew toys!
Fifi is extremely friendly towards all people; she loves attention! She is a very affectionate dog that loves to be cuddled with lots of hugs and kisses. She does jump when excited when meeting new people, however, we are working on this. Fifi has a very sweet and loving temperament. She would do best in a house with a backyard and with a couple, a single, or a family with older children who have an active lifestyle. Fifi has shown aggression towards other dogs, high levels of excitement around cats, and has a high prey drive. She would do best as the only animal in the home, or someone who is committed to taking the time and having the patience to socialize her with other animals.
Fifi is a fast learner, when trained with strict consistency, and can be taught more commands. This girl is extremely smart and needs to engage her brain in activities, but is trainable and wants to please. She is food-motivated, her favorite treat being chicken. She has learned to sit, lie down, give a paw, and look. She is working on mine, stay, wait, stop, come, and walk and heel. Fifi would do well with a proactive, kind hearted, patient owner that is willing to spend the time with her to teach her new commands.
All in all, Fifi loves being around people and is extremely loving. She is playful, quiet, and calm in almost all situations. Fifi needs stimulation, to engage in lots of physical activities, and have lots of attention, but is very workable and trainable and wants to please.
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||German Shephard Cross
||1 year to 3 years
||Enjoys playing with toys
High Energy-Requires long walks, dedicated to regular activity
Calm and mild mannered
Easily Settles, relaxes
Can be very energetic or very calm.
||Sweet and social
|How does this animal behave around men?
|How does this animal behave around women?
|How does this animal behave around children? Check all that apply:
||Too energetic or rough for young children
Recommended for kids 10+
Not much known, but has been calm around children on walks
|How does this animal behave around dogs? Check all that apply:
||Not appropriate to live with another dog
Shown reactivity meeting other dogs
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||Has not been around other animals
High prey drive
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||Stares the other animal down and may stiffen muscles
Has shown reactivity to other animals on walks; barks, jumps, growls, pulls on leash, but is slowly improving.
|DOGS: How does this dog behave around OTHER DOGS and high value food, treats or toys? Check all that apply:
||Has not been tested around other dogs
|DOGS: How does this dog behave around HUMANS and high value food, treats or toys? Check all that apply:
||Stares you down.
Head goes down over the food/toy as you approach
Working on manners with toys; likes to play rough but not aggressively. Excited about food but not aggressive; you can pet her while she eats.
|How does this animal behave around cats?
||Not appropriate to live with a cat
No special requirements
Sensitive stomach; monitor what she eats and how it affects her poo.
||Already wearing a collar and used to it
Learning about walks and loving it
Pulls strong on leash
Working on developing better skills on leash
Reactive to other dogs on leash
Not aggressively reactive to other people and stimuli on walks, but definitely curious and distracted. Will pull on the leash to get to what she wants to see.
|Being left alone?
||Can only be left for short time periods
Fifi would probably be fine on her own all day, so long as she has stimulation. Currently there is almost always someone home, so not much is known there. When everyone is out of the house, she is currently put in a pen but would probably be fine left out with some toys and water.
||Solidly housebroken, will bark or pace or scratch door to go outside
Can hold it overnight
Usually walks a distance / needs some time before she will relieve herself.
||Needs a fence 6 feet high
||Loves the car, rides great. Sits in back seat
Jumps right in
May try to come to the front if you make eye contact. Ignore and keep an eye on her, and she will sniff out the window.
||Seems not used to nail trims. Gets very stressed and needs training in this area
We trimmed her nails during a bath. Bath was also very stressful, but distracted her from the nail clipping. We’re working on playing with her feet.
|Any additional comments regarding temperament that haven’t been covered by the questions above?
||Fifi loves attention and is a little clingy! She will want to be with you all day if you are home. If she is not entertained, she will seek your attention and will growl and bark (not aggressively) to get it.