MALE - NEUTERED
Bosun is a gorgeous but VERY stuborn and grumpy 12 year old boy who came into rescue as his owners live in a flat and he was barking when other residents came home and making a noise in the early hours. In kennels he has been quiet other than when he knows he is going a walk or wants to play ball.. He is a big lad generally but when he came he was quite overweight too, since being with us though he has lost approx. 8kg so it just about right now. He does have a few lumps and bumps but these have been checked out by the vet and the advice is to leave them. He is very strong on a lead but is very good off lead which makes things easier.
He loves to play with a ball (although must be a solid ball as he has previous for eating tennis balls), He has been good with all our other dogs and seems to enjoy walking with them. He is not used to children, out and about he will just ignore them but in the home he is quite nervous of them so we will be looking for an adult only home without visiting children.
Bosun is an old man who is set in his ways and he has shown grumpiness on occasion as he does like his own way, for example he doesn't like to be shut in his kennel at night so will sometimes growl so needs someone who could cope with this and encourage rather than force him to do things he is worried about. He has a bit of a guarding issue and will actively seek to pinch things in order to enable him to do this. He also does not like people knocking on the door and can become quite aggressive when this happens so ideally needs to go to a quiet home where this isn't likely to happen very often.
Depsipte all this he really is a much loved dog at rescue and all our dog walkers love the stubborn old bugger. If you can work around his grumpiness you will get yourself a huge very loveable character in your life.
SYESSR will provide the support of a Dog Listener to help with his issues.