Duke


Great Dane/Mixed Breed
Picture of Duke, a male Great Dane/Mixed Breed

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Age: 11 Years   Sex: Male   Weight: 51-100 lbs

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Nicknames:
Mookie, Willy

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

Quick Bio:
-mutt-pound dog

Gotcha Date:
April 24th 2003

Birthday:
December 24th 2002

Likes:
Swimming and sniffing! There are no greater pleasures in life. :)

Pet-Peeves:
Being bothered when he is tired or sleeping. I can relate!

Favorite Toy:
Duke isn't much of a toy player

Favorite Food:
Fish, popcorn, ice cream

Favorite Walk:
Anywhere in the woods!

Best Tricks:
Sit pretty

Arrival Story:
I always say I adopted Duke from the local Humane Society...but truth is, he sort of adopted me. It was love at first sight! We had a geriatric Yellow Lab at the time and knew his time to move on was coming, so we went to the shelter to "just look." (Who just looks at shelters?!) And there was Duke...a 4 month-old bundle of black energy, nervous, clinging to his handler and scared of the world. He puked the entire way home and I had to carry him into the house because he was shaking so badly and scared to death to go in. I didn't have a CLUE what I was getting into with him! And I would not change one minute of life with him. Duke is the most challenging dog I have ever shared my life with. He is reactive, anxious, sound-sensitive, fearful, shy...and also the world's best snuggler, a constant (if not clingy!) companion, loaded with personality quirks and truly my soul-mate dog. The bond we've developed through working through his many issues has cultivated a deep and profound relationship unlike any other I've had with a dog. He is my best buddy. :) We do TONS of training for confidence boosting and fun...his favorite is sniffing! I know that Duke is mixed with Great Dane, but his other half has always been sort of a mystery. I'm convinced, after we recently got involved in tracking classes, that he is also mixed with perhaps coonhound. He has an amazing nose! Ahh...I could go on an on about my handsome boy! Duke has taught me lessons in perserverance, patience and overcoming hurdles that few people I know could come close to. He is an amazing dog and I'm truly blessed to have him in my life.

Forums Motto:
I'm king of the world!

The Last Forum I Posted In:
Craigslist - Raw Meat

They call me Duke, but I'm really a king...king of the world!

I've Been On Dogster Since:
October 23rd 2010 More than 3 years!

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Dogster Id:
1161054


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