Flash 2017

Flash is a gorgeous 6 year old male boxer who was surrendered to us and is living in VA with his foster family. Flash loves walks and runs and does a great job on the leash. He is housebroken and crate trained and adores his crate time. Flash would need to have a patient new owner willing to do very slow intros in they have another dog. Flash likes to eat alone in his crate but is friendly with the other fur siblings in his foster home provided he gets slow introductions to any new dogs. Flash loves his human connection time but will require an experienced owner with previous training experience in bully breeds such as boxers. Flash is very stubborn (I swear he didn’t get it from his foster mom!) and he needs a strong leader to help him understand that he is not the one in charge. He follows voice commands and will perform them easily. He is food motivated and would perform just about anything for food. He is not fond of cats and he will require special attention when visiting the vet as he gets extremely anxious and tries to nip at them. As I said, Flash is an extremely awesome dog who is looking for that perfect adopter to come along and show him the way through the rest of his life and he in turn will be a fantastic companion for that right person. Flash loves to play ball eat bones and ride in the car too…….please consider Flash if you think you may be his perfect match!

 

  • Weight:  67
  • HW Status: Negative
  • Tail: Cropped
  • Ears: Natural
  • Spay/Neuter: Yes
  • Good with male dogs: With slow proper intro  
  • Good with female dogs:  With slow proper Intro
  • Good with small dogs:  Unknown
  • Good with cats:  Unknown
  • Good with children: Older than 10  
  • Energy Level scale 1-9 (sleepy –energetic): 5  
  • Intelligence scale 1-9 (silly-genius):  6
  • Friendliness scale 1-9 (aggressive-affectionate): 5
  • Playfulness scale 1-9 (not playful-very playful):  5
  • Disposition scale 1-9 (anxious-calm):  5
  • Nicknames: FlashMOB
  • Favorite food/toy/treats: Bones, stuffed animals
  • Must be in a home that has the following:  A strong and knowledgeable adopter who is experienced with stubborn dogs and has previous training experience with boxers or a similar bully breed. Flash has come a long way in his foster home and his foster parents are oh so very proud of him.   He has successfully integrated into his foster homes pack of three other dogs however there was 6 months of complete separation and very slow intros. Flash has shown aggression towards other dogs at times in the past and the cause stemmed around food, SO we feed him in his crate separately and he loves it. He runs right into his crate when he knows it’s time for breakfast or dinner.    He does enjoy snuggling with his human and giving the occasional kiss!
  • Is a fence necessary or is leashed exercise sufficient?: leashed walk would be ok  
  • Medical issues: None 
  • Needs work on:  stubbornness, he needs someone who will be the alpha leader. He is super smart, loyal walks like a dream on the leash!