2 year old • Male • 68 lbs
Hugo Lionheart is the most handsome young boy, solid and athletic. His coat is red, and he has a subtle black face mask, with 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, curious, playful, and extremely intelligent. Hugo is wonderfully eager to please, especially after a good play session and with some good treats.
This boy is friendly to everyone he meets, dogs and kids included, although has not been around cats.
Hugo needs walks and exercise like any big boy, but does love to settle in with a good chew toy wherever you are. A sturdy fenced yard would be a plus, but he is used to getting most of his exercise on a leash and does a lot of his playtime with toys in the house. He's a 'play hard, rest hard' kind of boy; by no means an endurance athlete. He will sploot flat on his belly wherever his is when he needs a break 🙂
Regular walks and play will be key to his success as a good house companion. He does well with routine and structure and needs a home that will provide regular quiet time in his kennel, where he is calm and content. Leash manners are mostly good, and he is highly motivated by treats.
Hugo is a very strong chewer and needs toys designed for his kind of play . He loves his food and toys, but is gentle and willing to give them up to his person without complaint. However, his ultra expressive eyebrows will certainly convince you to give his toys right back!
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 4-5 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. To keep his skin in good condition, he needs to avoid chicken (he is currently eating a salmon-based food). We are using an unmedicated 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.