Raven

Name: Raven Fee: $1500 Location: Taiwan Earliest Date to Arrive: TBD

Approx Birthday: Apr 4 2019 Sex: Female Breed: Formosan Mountain Dog x GSD Weight: 27 kg Length (head to toe) TBM Height (chest to base of tail) TBM Spayed/Neutered? Yes

Special need: No Previous Injury: None Food Type: Kibbles Food Brand: Addiction – Large Breed Eating Habit: Once a day 450g

Leash Manners: Barks at dogs, Pulls Current Walking Habit: Once a day Tolerates Crating? Yes Potty Habit: Patio off leash Basic Commands: Paw, Down Ever been Alone in Home: Once a day

Kid Friendly: 5/5 Not afraid and likes children
Dog Friendly: 4/5 Actively invite to play with dogs with all sizes. Does not read the signs, and would insist to play even if the other dog is visibly upset. Not afraid of being nipped.
Cat Friendly: 4/5 Does not chase or approach. If gets slapped does not fight back will leave the scene. When being hissed, she gets intimidated and backs down
Ever Lived with a Cat?: No Difference in Treating Indoor/Outdoor Cat?: #VALUE!

Barking: 3/5 Sensitive and barks to everything in the space and takes a few attempts of correction to settle. Difficult to stop if a dog challenges her
Chewing: 2/5 Chews when bored
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: 1/5 No fear and loves men
Fear for Strangers: 1/5 No fear and loves people
Fear for Traffic: 1/5 No fear can walk normally

Activity Level: 3/5 Needs at least 1 half-hour-long walks or at least an hour of non-stop offleash otherwise
Velcro Level: 4/5 Wants to follow the owner around at all times and wants to do everything together but doesn’t need to be on the owner – Loves interacting with humans, but can go to the side quietly doing its own thing if the owner disengages
Prey Drive: 2/5 Can live with small animals. May try to play but has no intention to hurt. Small animals are stressed when seeing the dog

[post_body_text] The rescuer attends to the Miaoli Shelter in Taiwan reguarly for volunteer work, and that’s when she saw Raven. Raven was very affectionate and not fearful towards people when meeting the rescuer and other volunteers. Most people adopt shepherd crosses for guarding stocks and crops in Taiwan, and most of them live outside. Understanding that it is difficult for dogs Raven’s size to find a loving home in Taiwan, the rescuer took her out of the shelter. Raven is the typical happy go lucky gal who loves to play with every dog even when dogs bark, growl, and snarl at her. She ignores those cues and continues her invitation to play by barking. These behaviours combined with her size can make some dogs nervous and misinterpret her intentions. 

In terms of potty, she is on a routine to go to the outdoor patio to do her business. She prefers to take two stops in one pee break to finish her business, so the foster always wait for another few minutes after her first pee/poo in case she wants to go a second time. When left alone, she loves to belly flop and twist her body on the floor. She thinks she’s a little Maltese! In terms of grooming, she’s not afraid of water or the blow dryer. 

She loves playing with smaller dogs, but her playing styles can be too rough for them. Raven is best suited in a home that has prior GSD experiences. Although Raven is a mix, she looks and behaves just like a GSD. Since larger dogs are more suscepitble to stomach twists (GSV), the adopter should have ample knowledge about the signs of GSV and able to seek medical attention right away. Being a GSD cross, she does have shallower hip sockets. The adopter will need to pay attention to the signs of dysplasia and make sure not to over-exercise her. [/post_body_text]

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