Age: 6 yo ( DOB 1/14/2016)
Color: Black and Tan Long Coat
Activity level: Medium to High
Good with other dogs: no
Good with cats: unknown
Foster parents: Marie G.
Yard Fencing: Required
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Guinness has come back to GSRNE and unfortunately this boy finds himself in need of a home again. We do the best we can to convey all the information regarding what each dog will require when going through the adoption process, and although some people have good intentions, sometimes they are not able to give the dog what they need. Personalities and life styles must be considered when choosing to bring a new family member into your home.
When he originally arrived in foster, Guinness showed some reactivity to other dogs. His first foster, who is a dog trainer, worked with Guinness extensively and he was ultimately able to be walked past people and dogs on city streets without being reactive. In fact, he lived with a 3 year old female German Shepherd and an 11 year old (but very spry) male smooth fox terrier. There was not a lot of playing, but they all got along well. We had told the adopter it would take continued training to maintain this level of performance. Unfortunately, they did not continue training and Guinness went back to his old habits.
He is currently being fostered with another trainer who has seen NO reactivity. This trainer uses “pack walks” to help dogs of any age become better socialized and Guinness is doing great!
Guinness is a stunner. He gets compliments on his looks wherever he goes. When this solidly built long-haired dog responds to a recall, he comes running with power, grace, and fluidity. It’s a sight to be seen. Guinness usually loves meeting people and happily accepts pets from them. He enjoys walks but his favorite thing to do is just hang out with his human.
Guinness was originally rescued down south after being found tied to a tree, and through no fault of his own, has lived in several homes since then. But he didn’t let his rough start at life affect him and was an affectionate dog from the get go. Guinness found his way to a local family wanting to give him a better life. But, because of life changes, they weren’t able to give him the attention and exercise he needed. They loved him and wanted to make sure they gave him the best life possible so contacted us.
This affectionate dog is ready for his forever home. The ideal owner will commit to continuing his training and understanding what is needed for continued success. We have selected “no” to the question of “good with other dogs” in the stats section of his bio out of abundance of caution but will entertain applicants with other dogs given the information discussed above. If you are the person that understands the importance of training, understands the breed, and are ready to commit to Guinness, he will reward you with love, loyalty, and companionship.