Wunjo


Norwegian Elkhound
Picture of Wunjo, a male Norwegian Elkhound

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Home:Canton, OH  
Age: 5 Years   Sex: Male

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Nicknames:
'The Woof". Also, his name is pronounced "Woon- yo," so sometimes he is called Woon.

Doggie Dynamics:
 Energy 
sleepyenergetic
 
 Intelligence 
sillygenius
 
 Friendliness 
aggressiveaffectionate
 
 Playfulness 
not playfulvery playful
 
 Disposition 
anxiouscalm
 

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Quick Bio:
-purebred

Birthday:
April 2nd 2009

Likes:
He loves to dig, fetch, explore, and to meet new people and dogs (after first barking at them profusely).

Pet-Peeves:
Not being allowed to play with other dogs when they come walking by, having inappropriate items snatched from his mouth so he can't chew them.

Favorite Toy:
Dunno why, but he prefers sticks to proper toys. He demolishes stuffed and rubber toys, anyway.

Favorite Food:
Rawhides

Favorite Walk:
I take him hiking everywhere, but I believe his favorite place to walk is in our own city neighborhood, where there are so many things to see and sniff, and lots of other dogs walking by.

Best Tricks:
He does sit, down, and stand in rapid succession. He also loves climbing (in agility class and out), but it's not exactly a trick.

Arrival Story:
My boyfriend and I traveled to Michigan to select Wunjo from our chosen breeder. He was 8 weeks old at the time, and was the largest in the litter. He was also probably the most outgoing and the friendliest with the other dogs and cats, and of course with us.

Bio:
We took Wunjo's socialization very seriously and we introduced him to as many friendly people and animals as we could. He absolutely loves hiking and road trips. By now, he's gone camping several times, and on vacation to coastal Virginia and the New York Adirondacks. He has also taken puppy agility classes, and obedience classes. He learns easily, though he is so easily distracted and barks at all the other dogs in a group setting. Compared to the dogs I grew up with and have known in my life, little Wunjo is very intense. He's starting to calm down in recent months, but he was originally a ball of energy and he got frustrated when he wasn't kept busy and active. I believe Wunjo is the kind of dog people say "needs a job to do." He is on his best behavior when on road trips and adventures, while hiking and exploring. He seems to be constantly on alert for suspicious sounds or activity and readily sounds the alarm- ROOROO! He is a very friendly dog and is also extremely boisterous. He loves other dogs as well, large and small, but sometimes his overly assertive behavior puts them on the offensive. He has a very bold and courageous personality, and is alert, adventuresome, assertive, and extremely outgoing. He formerly had problems with aggression- not allowing people (especially strangers) to hold or restrain him, or to pull him away from things he couldn't have (like the cats' food). He's doing much better with this now! Sometimes he likes to practice his hunting technique on inappropriate "prey" (people, dogs, cats, etc)... darting to and fro while snapping his jaws, nipping, and barking loudly to hold the unfortunate playmate "at bay". But in recent months, I've been able to deter him from this fixation by adapting our style of play so it doesn't induce the old chase-and-bite.

I've Been On Dogster Since:
August 26th 2009 More than 4 years!

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Dogster Id:
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