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Rocky

Sex: Male
Working Dog: Yes
Spayed/Neutered: Yes
Date of Birth: 2014-10-01

Owner's Stated Breed Mix:

Rhodesian Ridgeback
German Shepherd Dog

Dog description

Rocky was picked up in 2018 from an SPCA/Bissell Corporation "Empty the Shelter" event. His second owner surrendered him in 2017 as a Rhodesian mix purchased by the previous owner at an Alabama pet fair. We suspect he is a black mouth cur as the front/rear dew claws, webbed toes, black tongue spots and obvious lack of ridge are not traits for a dog with desert heritage. He is an 89 pound alpha and will challenge larger dogs. He has a strong predatory chase drive for small animals. I take him for walks in a nature preserve and he will ignore hawks and vultures, but pull on the lead after rabbits and marsh mice.

Dog summary

Rocky is a 6 year old hound demanding for attention and love.

Quirk

He will lay in the hottest part of the yard to nap. We

Does best

He will chase any small animal he sees- raccoons, opossum, squirrel, feral cats and unfortunately the occasional skunk. He is addicted to chewing on sticks and if he can

Fun Story

Always looking for the hottest spot to lay down on, he first started laying next to a strawberry patch on a concrete walkway. On day he decided to lay in the patch on all the berries. When we found him, he was covered with red spots which stood out on his yellow fur. He was our funky Dalmatian for a day.

PERSONALITY PROFILES

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Connoisseur
49%

Other Dogs

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Chow Hound
51%

PERSONALITY PROFILES

Please see your dog’s personality profiles prediction below for your dog. We’ve highlighted those most well suited foryour dog based on the survey answers you’ve provided. Please note that the graph for these recommendations will change as we gather more data on which to base the recommendations. For now these are quite preliminary.

Follower

88%

Leader

Dependent

65%

Independent

Calm

76%

Energetic

Shy

90%

Confident