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Lagertha Lothbrok

Cane Corso Mastiff / Mixed (short coat)

Details about Lagertha Lothbrok

  • ID D211383
  • Available for Adoption
  • Species: Dog
  • Gender: Female
  • Estimated Birthdate: 9/23/2017
  • Breed: Cane Corso Mastiff / Mixed (short coat)
  • Owner Experience Needed: Breed
  • Good with Dogs: No
  • Good with Adults: All
  • Adoption Fee: $425

More about Lagertha Lothbrok

  • Primary Color(s): Gray
  • Coat Length: Short
  • Housetrained/Littertrained: Yes
  • Reaction to New People: Friendly
  • Obedience Training: Needs Training

Name:
Lagertha Lothbrok Date of Birth:
2017 Gender:
female Breed:
Cane Corso Weight:

90 lbs Dog Friendly: No
Cat Friendly: Unknown;
Kid Friendly: Unknown;
House Trained: Yes
Crate Trained: No

Energy Level: Moderate;
History: Local Impound;
Adoption Fee: $425.00

A bit from Lagertha: My name is Lagertha Lothbrok; as you probably guessed, I'm named for the great Viking queen and I resemble her in both beauty and temperament. My foster says my naming was prophetic. I am loving and regal, powerful and stubborn, eager to learn and inteligent. True to my breed, I will need someone equally strong willed to ensure I remain a benevolent queen. A bit from the foster: Lagertha is a stunning giant who has already been a pleasure to foster. She is a smart powerful girl with a stubborn mastiff streak and she is not for just anyone. You have to be a confident, equally stubborn human to own a mastiff and Lagertha is true to breed. She challenges us to get her way and you cannot let her win. She has never been aggressive or anything but sweet, but she does try to assert her will just like any queen. She will need a gentle but firm leader in her life. If you have mastiff experience that is strongly preferred. Bully or other power breed experience would be good. Any adopter for this beauty must commit to taking her to a professional trainer. Cane corso are intelligent and NOT lazy like you might assume by their size; they need a job, which can include obedience classes, daily walks or hikes, sports, or at least jobs around the house. Without a designated job they may assert themselves as your guarding (not in a good way) and I definitely see Lagertha doing that. Please do some research into this breed before applying. That said, if you're still reading and not scared off and willing to put in the effort, Lagertha is worth it. She would never have made it out of the impound alive after being found stray, simply due to her size and stubbornness, and I'm so glad I took her home. She is learning that kennel time isn't a punishment but it is not a request. She knows sit and loves to shake. She loves to play fetch with tennis balls and hang out in the backyard with us. She LOVES walk time and frequently runs to the side door hoping to coerce us with her big grey eyes. She can be a little anxious and whiney, especially when we leave the room and she has to cope with solitude, but thats also typical of the breed as they want desperately to be with their pack. She's only been here a few days though so she'll settle into the household routine soon enough I bet. She has pretty bad leash manners at the moment, so clearly she's had little training in the past, but we are working on it. She is in a home with various other animals but hasn't officially met any of them yet because she needs some manners first, so currently I've marked her as no for dogs. When she sees dogs on walks she doesn't seem to mind them unless they bark or react to her, but again we don't let random dogs run up to meet her. She hasn't been overly interested in the parrot or ducks, so she might be able to live with critters if her adopter is willing to do slow intros with her. She has been good meeting every stranger so far, but we haven't met any kids yet.

If you are interested in getting to know me better, please fill out an adoption application at www.ruffstartrescue.org/adopt/adoption-application . An adoption application is the best way to show your interest in an animal and is not a binding contract.

To learn more about Ruff Start’s adoption process and the care our foster animals receive, please visit our How to Adopt page: www.ruffstartrescue.org/adopt/