Sam #18244: Male Dog
ID: 18244
German Shorthaired Pointer (mix)
Gender: Male
Spayed/neutered: Yes
Color: Brown - Gray Multicolor
Size: Medium
Eyes: Amber
Ears: Natural
Tail: Natural
DOB: 05/01/2016
Available: 10/25/2017
Location: Shelter: Wylie Animal Rescue Foundation
It is thought that Sam is a mix of German Shorthaired Pointer and Australian Cattle Dog. He is very smart. He loves to go hiking. He loves to explore. He loves exercise. We have been trying to balance his love for running with his hip dysplasia. He is house broken. He loves hide and seek. He loves to cuddle. He is very affectionate. He is treat motivated.

He does not care for swimming or fetch. He is a great car traveler. When exercised he loves lounging. He is not crate trained.

Currently he eats Nature’s Choice limited ingredient dog food. He is on two supplements for musculoskeletal support. We are able to leave him home alone in the house. He has a history of counter surfing but hasn’t done it in over 6 months.

People or children jumping, dancing or creating a lot of commotion makes him nervous. He has knowledge of basic commands while in the house such as, sit, stay, lay down. He does not have recall while outdoors. He is leash reactive, he will nip at people and dogs that he does not know while on leash. He has bit/nipped people while on leash and on one occasion he bit a person while he was not on leash. In our experience with proper introductions he gets along with other dogs. It has also been our experience that he gets along well with large older female alpha dogs. It seems to help him relax when he spends time with them.

With regular exercise he is a very good dog. Though, we feel his hip dysplasia makes him untrustworthy with small children. We have worked with Jeanie Collins Duffield of Beyond Obedience. She has come to our house multiple times to work with us and Sam. He responds great to training. We feel with consistent work he has a lot of potential.

If you are interested in Sam, please fill out an adoption application online at
  • Good with dogs
  • Good with young children
  • Housetrained
  • Current on vaccinations
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