Photo Comments Age: 1 Year Sex: Male Weight: 51-100 lbs
Leave a bone for Duke
Dogster stats for Duke
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June 24th 2012
November 11th 2011
Playing with his best buddy and housemate, Vita
His gentle leader
Any rubber toy with tasty treats
Anything. This dog will eat anything.
River dog park. No brainer.
"Take it nice." Our attempt to teach him to take treats from human hands "nicely" rather than putting his entire mouth around our hands.
Duke was found wandering loose in St. Paul, Minnesota at 6 months old. He was slightly underweight but still a solid 55 pounds. He was picked up by animal control, held for the maximum 7 days with no one coming to claim him. On his finale day a no-kill rescue took him in, neutered him, started on regular feeding and socializing. I found him through PetFinder and brought him home at 8 months.
At face value Duke is a clumsy doofus. With wild eyes, one ear sticking straight up, and a crocked trot he may seem like he's "not the smartest kid on the block." However, after getting to know Duke; watching him problem solve and learn new tricks, etc. it is evident that he's a smart boy after all. I think he simply chooses to "play dumb" for the fun of it. He still is a bit of a puppy and we're working on reliable "comes" and "leave-it." Oh, and he has the pesky habit, or love of, eating poop. Ish!
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