Hercules is one large pupper!
This boy is just 10 months old and already weighs in at 106 pounds.
Hopefully, he will not grow anymore but he might since large breed dogs tend to grow until they are about 18 months.
Thankfully, Hercules is a gentle giant.
He is easy going and sweet.
But he does not know his strength and is quite the puller when walked on a leash. It’s sort of like a who is walking who when leash walking him. He will most certainly need some doggy obedience classes! Right now we are using a prong collar and that helps but eventually the idea would be to do the training so that he only needs a regular collar and will not pull. A no pull harness may be another option, we just don’t have one big enough for him. But, I am confident that he will become a well mannered, great leash walking dog with training. He is eager to please and has a bit of smarts about him and can figure things out.
Hercules has done excellent in his crate.
He also does very well with other dogs including the five month old lab pups and the smaller dogs though he is only with those when supervised. He and Zoey and Scooby love to race about the dog yard playing catch me if you can game.
Hercules is a big of a digger so needs to be watched. He have been getting after him for that. However, Scooby likes to dig too so the two of them together, well, they just love to see who can dig the fastest! So, they both get in trouble!
Please note that adopters will be expected to participate in a dog obedience class.
There are many reasons why taking your new puppy to a dog class is a good thing:
encourage bonding, increase pups self-esteem, learn new things or new ways of teaching those old things, meet new people who love dogs too, have resources to help solve those doggy behaviors we don’t want, and maybe, just maybe, get involved in the world of doggy sports because today, there is a multitude of doggy sports for everyone!
Here are a few: Rally obedience, agility, musical freestyle, lure coursing, barn hunt, hose work, conformation, herding. Your wallet may be lighter when you go out and compete but your life will be fuller!
Let us know if you need help finding a dog obedience class in your area.
Local dog obedience clubs are a good place to look!
Hercules is available for adoption. If you are interested, please fill out an application and email it to us as an attachment. Click here for adoption application
Medical: He is neutered, micro chipped, wormed, and up to date on shots.
Microchip: Included in the adoption is the registration of the AVID micro chip in the new owner’s name.
Adoption fee: $250
Leash and Collar or Harness: a Lupine brand harness or collar and leash are provided for each canine. Lupine has a life time guarantee; if chewed, the company will replace it free of charge (thank goodness!).
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