Bear a.k.a. Mr. Stinky :)

Miniature Dachshund
Picture of Bear a.k.a. Mr. Stinky :), a male Miniature Dachshund

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Age: 9 Years   Sex: Male   Weight: 11-25 lbs

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Mr. Stinky, Mr. Man, Mr. Bear. Stinko, Little Man, Little Bear, Stinko Man, Mr. Buns, Mr. Stinko, Mr. Pupertin,

Doggie Dynamics:
not playfulvery playful

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Quick Bio:
-purebred-dog rescue

Gotcha Date:
January 6th 2013

October 4th 2007

Food, fetch, being warm, his doggie sleeping bag, cuddling, and Brandi

THE COLD, being too short to jump up on the bed, not being allowed to eat Brandi's food

Favorite Toy:
squeaky ball, anything really, he loves to run around and play, likes to chase and bark at ducks and cats

Favorite Food:
ANYTHING so far, but he is on grain free food

Favorite Walk:
Any walk with Brandi, and any walk that is WARM, his favorite direction is HOME or towards a duck or cat so he can bark at them. To the ide of the house to sniff the neighbor's cat's/stray cat's poo.

Best Tricks:
He doesn't sit, lay down, "drop it", or roll over on cue every the time yet, but he is learning. He likes food puzzles though!

Arrival Story:
We found out that we may actually be Bear's 5th "home (?)" instead of his third. We were told by his previous owners that they were told that Bear cam from a breeder or something along the lines of that. Either he was from an accidental litter of the "first" families "friend(?)" or basically that a friend of theirs got him from a backyard breeder or something of that nature. Bear was originally owned by a friend of a friend; the house was too noisy and chaotic and Bear wasn't totally potty trained and was having accidents. Bear moved in with a friend of ours and was with them for about 6 months, then they had the baby and his mom started working more. Bear was getting in to dirty diapers ripping up things in the house and having accidents. His daddy loved him but they didn't have the time to walk him or let him out to potty. Eventually he came to live with us he has peed in the house once so far, and has to jump to get through the doggie door (it's too tall for his little legs). He lived with a dog named Toby (sp) who wasn't really excited to have a companion but now Bear is best friends with our dog Brandi.

Bear hates the cold, is on a grain free diet, gets to sleep in bed, and likes to bark whenever he can. He is pretty good at fetch and is learning how to "drop it". He has finally realized his name is Bear and he is catching on to clicker training. When we got him from our family friend they said "he has halitosis and he knows how to roll over", His informational packet showed that he was allergic to grains (it didn't specify which). Within the first 3 days of having Bear he had to get a nail trim because his nails were extremely long. The halitosis quickly became overwhelming; in addition to the fact he wasn't a very enthusiastic eater. We also noticed he would hop sometimes on walks and he was quite overweight. He obviously needed a dental so to the vet we went after a couple of weeks. "Halitosis" wound up being 3-4 rotten teeth, 2 of which had to be removed; the vet was able to save the other teeth that he originally thought he might need to pull. Since Bear was under anesthesia anyways the vet threw in a free x-ray of both his knees, turns out his hips are fine but he has grade 2 luxating patellas that could become grade 3 in the future, in both his back knees. The appointment cost us about $300 dollars it would have cost us $150 more if we didn't get the free x-ray. Fast forward to today; Bear barley hops anymore and is now an appropriate weight for his breed, he eats very enthusiastically and he is no (MOSTLY) longer as slow as molasses when are out for walks (this has changed a bit recently if Brandi isn't coming with us he doesn't want to go or if he does he just wants to sniff cat poo). Now we buy grain free everything since we don't know the specific grains he is allergic too. He only had 2 accidents in the house 1 of which was my grandpa's fault for not leaving the door open so the dogs could go outside to potty, and the other has an unknown cause. He doesn't destroy things but he will jump on the table for scraps if you don't push in your chair. If we bring any bags home Bear insists on being allowed to investigate the contents of the bag. Outside of my bed he sleeps in awkward positions on his back with his head twisted to the side, and likes to sit on to of the back of the ouch when no one is in the room. As of September 2013 Bear is frequently goose sneezing. His previous owners said he does this about once a month but it has become more frequent. Unlike his previous owner we have a yard that he has access to that my grandpa isn’t always great on mowing. When he DOES mow the lawn it is patchy and not every part of the lawn has been cut. The grass does grow almost as tall as him and at the very least the weeds grow tall enough to get in his nose and make him sneeze. I have found that he likes to roll on specific people’s lawns, dead worms, and really anything good and stinky. He also enjoys eating cat poop and people food that he finds on the sidewalk while we are out walking.

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