Leo is a very special boy. He has been through a lot of transitions, and I am sure we don’t know half of them. We do know that he has lived with kids and loved them. It took him at least 4 or 5 days to start to trust us. Then it took a few visits for him to trust visitors. He is now seeming to accept visitors right away. Leo is a very muscular boy and has boundless energy (for that reason, maybe families with very young children wouldn’t be the best fit). I have yet to see him tired. He would be GREAT for someone who hikes a lot or likes to run. It seems like there are some puppy behaviors that he has not been trained out of, and we are working on that. He occasionally jumps on people when excited. He would counter surf if given the chance.
He likes to chew on soft things, such as blankets. He seems to not be sure about what is a toy and what isn’t sometimes (again, soft things…towels etc). He LOVE LOVE LOVES his bone, he likes balls but hasn’t learned to fetch yet. He will fetch a stick though. He is a very smart boy. He knows “sit” and “down” and “leave it”. We can put a cookie on his paw when he is laying down and he will wait to eat it until we tell him “OK”. Leo is a talker. And a groaner. That boy will talk to you all day long. Leo needs to be supervised or crated, since he is learning the errors of his puppy ways. He is such a good boy – just know that he is a BUNDLE of ENERGY! He is going to be a great addition to a family – is it yours?
HW Status: Neg
Good with male dogs: unknown
Good with female dogs: Yes
Good with small dogs: unknown
Good with cats: unknown but shows some interest in squirrels
Good with children: Yes
Energy Level scale 1-9 (sleepy –energetic): 9
Intelligence scale 1-9 (silly-genius): 7
Friendliness scale 1-9 (aggressive-affectionate): 6 (very timid in new
surroundings. Once comfortable, a full 9)
Playfulness scale 1-9 (not playful-very playful): 10
Disposition scale 1-9 (anxious-calm): 3
Favorite food/toy/treats: Loves any food, any treat, any toy.
Must be in a home that has the following: fenced yard. This guy has to
Is a fence necessary or is leashed exercise sufficient?: fence necessary
Medical issues: none
Needs work on: manners. He jumps up sometimes when excited.