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Labrador Retriever / German Shepherd Dog / Mixed

Details about Abel

  • ID D240525
  • Adoption Fee: $450
  • Breed: Labrador Retriever / German Shepherd Dog / Mixed
  • Gender: Male
  • Current Weight: 68.0 lb.
  • Estimated Birthdate: 1/20/2018

Abel's Compatibility Attributes

  • Good with Dogs: Yes
  • Good with Cats: No
  • Good with Kids: No
  • Good with Adults: All

Abel's Personality and Behavioral Qualities

  • Housetrained/Littertrained: Yes
  • Obedience Trained: Has Basic Training
  • Energy Level: Moderate
  • Cratetrained: Yes
  • Leashtrained: Yes
  • Reaction to New People: Friendly
Other Traits:
    Obedient, Playful, Eager to Please, Intelligent, Plays with Toys

Meet Abel. He is a wonderful dog who is completely house trained, knows many commands (including play dead!), and has great recall. He loves having a job, especially chasing geese off our grass area and sending them into our pond, then returning to us with a sense of accomplishment. Abel is a protector during deliveries and is sweet with his foster parents. He loves cuddling and is generous with his hugs, burying his head in our laps. He loves to please his humans. Abel plays with his rope like a fiend and loves chasing balls, frisbee, sticks, and toys.

Abel does best with proper and slow introductions and people who are secure around dogs. He enjoys playing fetch with a small female lab and gets along well with smaller female dogs, given proper introductions. We are also working on his leash reactivity during walks.

While Abel is generally friendly, he has shown some discomfort around children and in certain situations. He is not fond of being poked or picked at so would suggest kids be a no for Abel. With that being said, visits to the vet might be a challenge so patience, kindness and time will be needed to make Abel comfortable.

Abel loves being petted, receiving belly rubs, and is fine with baths and brushing. His previous owner mentioned he is okay with having his nails clipped, although I haven't tried that myself. Abel is a great dog who thrives with understanding and patient care.

Abel is from an owner surrender. If you are interested in getting to know this animal better, please fill out an 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.

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