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Barnabas

Sex: Male
Spayed/Neutered: Yes
Date of Birth: 2016-03-16

Owner's Stated Breed Mix:

Greater Swiss Mountain Dog
Standard Poodle

Dog description

Barnabas is a large (ca. 95lbs, 28.5 inches tall), strong, black and white dog. He has a smooth coat on head and legs (some light feathering on legs) and medium length, wavy/slightly curly, slightly wiry coat elsewhere, with obvious feathering on his tail. He is calm, gentle, and sweet-tempered, with minimal to no anxiety in the face of new situations (any slight anxiety on initial exposure resolves very quickly with exposure, e.g. very mildly anxious during his first ambulance ride, completely calm and happy during his second). Very highly food motivated and extremely smart (learns new tasks and tricks very quickly), but can also be stubborn and will think independently to try to get what he wants (e.g. will create situations in which I have to ask him to task in order to get treats; like emptying the clothes hamper onto the floor, so I have to ask him to pick up all the clothes for me). Enjoys working, able to settle patiently for long periods (e.g. 2 hour class), very persistent when tasking, has good intelligent disobedience. Friendly and outgoing towards people and other dogs, as well as very good at matching the energy level and play style of others (very gentle with small or frail dogs/people, happy to roughhouse and run with those who invite more vigorous play). Moderately "velcro" (will follow me around the house, likes to cuddle, but doesn

Dog summary

Barnabas is a 6 year-old Greater Swiss Mountain Dog/Poodle mobility and signal alert service dog.

Quirk

Barnabas adores puppies! He will ignore adult dogs when working, but walking by puppies without saying hello takes all of his willpower.

Does best

He knows when I really need him to work and will he especially attentive to his tasks, often without my asking him to do anything.

Fun Story

Barnabas is trained to paw me when my alarm goes off so I won't sleep through it. During training sessions, he will always alert immediately. But, he quickly figured out that he is actually in control of when we get up in the mornings and prefers to snooze and snuggle instead of getting up early. He still always alerts, but sometimes as long as 2-3 hours after my alarm starts going off! Thankfully, he doesn't have the same attitude about either the fire alarm or the kitchen timer ;-).

PERSONALITY PROFILES

Please see your dog's personality profile prediction below for your dog. We've highlighted those most well suited for your 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.

Connoisseur
18%

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Chow Hound
82%

Stranger Shy
7%

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People Person
93%

Excitable
25%

Other Dogs

Laid Back
75%

Down To Fetch
36%

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Toy Ignorer
64%

Biddable
16%

Other Dogs

Independent
84%

Assertive
8%

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Easygoing
92%

Solo Dog
8%

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Dog Lover
92%

Curious Canine
20%

Other Dogs

Nonchalant
80%

Velcro Dog
7%

Other Dogs

Hands Off
93%

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