Didi

Name: Didi Fee: $650 + Applicable Transportation Fee Location: Taiwan

Approx Birthday: May 1 2020 Sex: Male Breed: Formosan Mountain Dog x Weight: 17.34 kg Length (head to toe) 67 cm Height (chest to base of tail) 59 cm Spayed/Neutered? Yes

Special need: Spleen Removed Previous Injury: None Food Type: Kibbles Food Brand: Various Eating Habit Twice a day

Leash Manners: Excitement Bark at Dogs Current Walking Habit: 2 times a day Tolerate Crating? Yes Potty Habit: Outdoor – on-leash off-leash Basic Commands Sit, Paw Ever been Alone in Home: Been alone without people and without dogs

Kid Friendly: 4/5 Needs time to warm and be petted and handled. Does not seek interaction. Flicker lightly if being touched
Dog Friendly: 5/5 Actively invite to play with dogs with all sizes
Cat Friendly: 5/5 Does not chase, gently invites play, but would respect the cats if the cats leave. Can cuddle together

Barking: 2/5 Alert barking mostly, and will stop almost immediately with one command
Chewing: 3/5 Chews anything but can be redirected if you give him alternatives
Separation Anxiety: 2/5 Upset mostly when the humans first leave the house, but is okay when the owner is in the same space just out of sight

Fear for Adult Men: 2/5 Needs some time around 10-15 min to be touched or handled. Can be walked. May flinch and jump slightly when touched but no aggression.
Fear for Strangers: 2/5 Needs some time around 10-15 min to be touched or handled. Can be walked. May flinch and jump slightly when touched but no aggression.

Activity Level: 4/5 Needs at least 2 one-hour-long walks or at least an hour of non-stop offleash
Velcro Level: 3/5 Loves interacting with humans, but can go to the side quietly doing its own thing if the owner disengages

Didi is a little unsure with kids even a little scared at first. Through positive introduction and food, Didi warms up to children in around 2-5 minutes. After that, Didi can be petted by children all over, and takes treats very gently. Didi is also very well socialized with dogs. He politely sniffs and greets dogs he meets the first time, then waits for the other dog’s “reply”. If the other dog growls or snarls at him, then Didi gets the message and leaves. He loves playing but never gets into a fight for being too excited. Didi has not lived with cats but goes to the foster’s friends’ homes that have cats. He has very little reactions with cats and would not chase.

Didi does need stimulation throughout the day, otherwise he chews the furniture at home. That being said, if he has alternatives to chew on, he can leave the furnitures alone. He especially enjoys the squeaky toys. He enjoys outdoor walks and runs and would settle with exercise.

On the night of Sep 29 2020, Didi was ran over by a scooter and it ruptured his spleen just shortly after the rescuer returned Didi back to where he was from after neutering him (TNVR). Thankfully the rescuer found Didi in time otherwise he would not have survived. Didi is doing very well since the trauma. He loves people, dogs, and cats, and learns everything super quickly. He does adapt well to a new environment but does get upset when his human leaves. Because of this, he might try to leave the new home to look for his old person when first going into a new environment. He might jump, flicker at sounds and large movements at first, so the new owner should lead him and expose him to these stimulus to help him settle. He is good with grooming just dislikes the blowdryer.

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