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Jake Ferdinand

Sex: Male
Working Dog: No
Spayed/Neutered: Yes
Date of Birth: 2018-06-20

Dog description

Jake is a red, houndy boy with white feet and tail tip, long ears and a beautiful howl with a trained vibrato. He is sweet and squishy with a lot of loose skin and looks like a perpetual puppy. His head is a bit large in proportion to his blocky body. His tail curls forward until the tip touches the middle of his back and appears as long as his body’s length. He has some food resource guarding and came to us with low muscle tone from a past we don’t know. He is well socialized with people and dogs and is a gentle when playing with other dogs, immediately flopping on his back. He is obsessed with food 24/7. Despite being well socialized, Jake had most likely never lived in a home: he screamed at sounds like the vacuum (which he tried to kill), blender, hair dryer. He was beside himself when we had dinner, so overly-excited and anxious that one of us had to distract him with treats while the others ate. He would urinate wherever. He never bent down to sniff on our walks and would urinate only once, usually in the middle of the street. He has come a long way in the year we have had him. Throwing treats in the grass, hiding treats throughout the house has taught him that he has a nose. Our other dog has taught him other ways to be a dog like marking his territory (Jake averages going urine 3x on a walk now!), playing, sibling rivalry. We are so proud of him!

Dog summary

3 year old rescued hound mix that didn’t know he had a nose

Quirk

When we chant his name and clap, he’ll lay down, belly-up!

Does best

Finding a nugget of a treat, eating holes in our jacket pockets to get them

Fun Story

Jakey is silly and doofy and squishy and fell on wooden floors when we first got him, he was like a baby, we could tell he wasn’t so smart. We knew this and accepted it because we already loved him. Meanwhile, he became obsessed with the popcorn our daughter popped each day night for “dessert” and he would follow her into the den on the side or our house and watch her eat, barking at her the whole time. She eventually became annoyed, after an amazing amount of patience, because he is so cute and hilarious, and brought him to us in the back room. He ran to the back door and frantically rang the bells to urgently go out to the back yard. We thought wow, he realllly needs to go to the bathroom! He ran down the steps and bolted straight across the to the side yard, where - yes! My daughter was in the den eating popcorn! That’s the moment we realized he’s an undercover Einstein!

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
2%

Other Dogs

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Chow Hound
98%

Stranger Shy
34%

Other Dogs

People Person
66%

Excitable
31%

Other Dogs

Laid Back
69%

Down To Fetch
47%

Other Dogs

Toy Ignorer
53%

Biddable
44%

Other Dogs

Independent
56%

Assertive
42%

Other Dogs

Easygoing
58%

Solo Dog
21%

Other Dogs

Dog Lover
79%

Curious Canine
20%

Other Dogs

Nonchalant
80%

Velcro Dog
46%

Other Dogs

Hands Off
54%

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