1 year old • Male • 68 lbs
Hugo Lionheart is a very muscular young boy, solid and athletic. His coat is red, and he has a subtle black face mask, mostly white on his muzzle and under his chin, and a white star on his chest. His left ear always flops to the right, which adds more character to his already endearing and expressive face!
Hugo Lionheart loves love!
He has such a fantastic personality: very friendly and affectionate, confident, playful, and extremely intelligent. He is very trainable--especially with some tasty treats or a squeaky toy. Hugo is wonderfully eager to please, especially after a good run and play session.
Hugo needs an active individual/family, and would love another sturdy dog to play with, kids if over 10, no cats, and a sturdy fenced yard. Regular, vigorous exercise will be key to his success as a good house companion. The more he plays, the calmer he is in the home and on the leash. His leash manners are good, and have consistently improved.
Hugo is a very strong chewer and needs supervision with toys. He loves his food and toys, but sweetly is willing to give them up to his person without difficulty.
He doesn't seem to understand why his size might be an obstacle to being a lapdog, and enjoys a good full body hug! As Hugo could easily knock someone over, we only allow laps and hugs on invite :).
Hugo prefers to be with his people, but does very well in his crate without anxiety for up to four hours at a time. He rarely barks, but sometimes kind of talks to get your attention!
Hugo Lionheart is up-to-date on on vaccinations, neutered, microchipped, and heartworm negative. Hugo has sensitive skin, which the vet has attributed to allergies. His skin stays in good condition using food that does not contain chicken (he is currently eating a salmon-based food). We are using an oatmeal shampoo, also recommended by the vet.
Hugo Lionheart came from a local shelter.
IAR subsidizes post-adoption professional training with Jane Marshall (www.cheerydogs.com) to encourage a life-long and successful bond between the dog and the adopter. Group classes for puppies and adult dogs are provided at a substantial discount to IAR adopters.