||36 kg at last vet visit
||A little shy but warms up when you’re nice
|How does this animal behave around men?
||A little bit shy/scared of men
Adores men who allow him to take his time in ensuring they are, indeed, friendly. May have had negative interactions with men in the past
|How does this animal behave around women?
||A little bit shy/scared of women
|How does this animal behave around children under 10 years old?
|How does this animal behave around strange animals?
||Does not react to horses deer birds or rabbits
|DOGS: How does this dog behave around other dogs and high value food, treats or toys? Check all that apply:
Has only been introduced to three dogs and he doesn’t react unless the other dog does
|How does this animal behave around cats?
||Seems interested in playing appropriately with cats
The cats don’t seem to like him but he just wants to sniff them and only react when they do
||Already wearing a collar and used to it
Pulls a little on leash
||Solidly housebroken, will bark or pace or scratch door to go outside
Can hold it overnight even if not crated
||Needs a fence 6 feet high
||Loves the car, rides great. Sits in back seat
Jumps right in
||We haven’t tried to trim nails yet
|Any additional comments regarding temperament that haven’t been covered by the questions above?
He loves to play with toys. Some are for de-stuffing, but certain toys are very important to him and he will carry these about. He will guard these toys if he feels they might be taken, so it’s best to leave him be (or trade him for high-value treats). Ivan also has a very endearing snore!
Ivan does have separation anxiety so his forever family would ideally have someone at home most of the time or, even better, he could come to a work site. Farm living would be ideal since he is trustworthy around livestock and wildlife, and he does have a big bark when he wants to share an opinion.
||Gentle Ivan may have been neglected or abused in his past so he is happy for all the love he can get now. Let him go at his pace and he will soon warm up to reveal a loyal and affectionate family member. Getting abundant pats, spending time with his people, movie nights, car rides, and outdoor adventures (hikes, farm visits, camping) are his joys. He would do best with a home where he can follow along during the day’s activities, is free-roaming in the home (no crates), and would not be left alone except for brief periods at this time. With a heart as big as Ivan’s, his forever family will be sure to be welcoming in a friend for life.