Est. Date of Birth: July 26, 2023
Weight (approx): 25 lbs and growing
Energy: High- I’m a puppy after all!
Alright, fine, you wanna know about me? I’m Ferdinand and I’ve got a thing or two to say. Brace yourself, ’cause here we go!
I’ve got energy to burn, but it comes in bursts, like one-hour power surges. You’ll need treats to keep up with my antics. Regular walks are the deal, especially the ones where I get to sniff around like a hound detective. It’s my jam!
Kids are cool, all ages. I’m pretty patient and love hanging out with ’em. Just keep an eye on my nipping, alright? I’m cool with other dogs, no biggie. I’m a bit timid, so don’t go rushing things with me, okay? Cats? Yeah, they’re kinda meh. I’ve seen ’em, but they don’t really float my boat. Strangers? can be a bit shy with new folks. If they come at me too quick, I might growl or bark. But in big crowds, I’m just like, “Meh, whatever.”
Almost there with the whole house training thing. Still have an oopsie here and there, especially when things get exciting. I rock at sleeping in my crate all night, and we’re working on daytime crate training. I might whine a bit, but I’m learning. I’m a champ on the leash when I’m in the mood. But if I decide it’s nap time, I’ll pull a bit. Toss me some treats, and I’ll cooperate! I’ve picked up some basic commands like sit, laydown, bed (place), come, and we’re working on stay. I can be stubborn, though. Sometimes, I’ll just flop on my side and mosey over when I feel like it.
I’m a gentle giant with loads of potential. You’ll need patience for my stubborn streak. Access to high-value treats is a must ’cause that’s the only thing that motivates me. If you’ve got a flexible work schedule and appreciate my calming vibes, I’m your guy. If you think you can handle my quirks, and you’ve got some treats in your pocket, give me a shot. I promise, I’ll charm my way into your heart, whether you like it or not! 🐾❤️
– Love, Ferdinand”
Ferdinand came to hart from our community of focus with his mom and littermates. Ferdinand was a healthy little pup when he came into care. When Ferdinand was in for his neuter, due to the mouthing of his siblings, Ferdinand ended up with a small aural hematoma that the vet indicated would drain on its own. This is fairly common amongst litters of puppies, but we took the opportunity to split the litter so that no further issues would result. Since being in hart’s care Ferdinand received DACPP, Bordatella and is neutered and microchipped. Should an adoption be finalized before the Rabies vaccine is administered (this vaccination can be administered at 4-6 months of age) that vaccination will become the responsibility of the adoptive parent.
Typical puppy behaviours