Photo Comments Age: 7 Years Sex: Male Weight: 26-50 lbs
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Leave a bone for Shinji
Shinjle, Shinj, Doodle
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February 1st 2007
December 1st 2006
Going to the dog park, going to doggie daycare, taking long walks, chasing tennis balls, ripping the stuffing out of plush toys, sleeping, other dog stuff.
He hates being told "no," and will make loud howling noises at us to express this. He also gets extremely jealous when we pet other animals. He also seems to get pretty irked when dogs at the park won't chase him.
His Fat Cats, his tennis ball, and basically any plush toy he can get his paws on and rip apart. He assumes any plush toy is his.
His primary food is Merrick BG Buffalo kibble. For a while we tried a raw diet, and it just didn't agree with him, despite mom's best effort and tons of research. He also really likes cheese. His favorite doggie treat is any kind of jerky.
He likes to walk on the trails in the woods behind the house. He likes to chase squirrels and play in the creek.
Nothing too impressive...just catching a ball and following basic commands.
Shinji was found abandoned outside of our employer's building in Taipei, Taiwan when he was about two months old. He was scared, cold, starving, and pretty beaten up. Since we were foreigners living in Taiwan temporarily, we were originally just looking after him until we could find a good home. After keeping him for a couple of weeks, we grew incredibly attached. We also had concerns about giving him away since Taiwan has very little regard for animal welfare and stray dogs are generally treated like vermin. We were very afraid that he'd end up on the streets again or worse. Thankfully, the prospective guardian backed out, and we got to keep him with no complications. We brought him back to America with us and can't imagine life without him. He's an irreplaceable part of our family.
Shinji's primary breed is most likely Formosan Dog (AKA Formosan Mountain Dog or Taiwan Dog) They are descended from the South Asian Hunting Dog and from same family of aboriginal dogs that came with the first Americans across the Bering Strait from Asia. There are countless "wild dogs" like this that roam the streets and mountains of Taiwan. Some of their relatives/descendants are Dingoes, Jindos, Thai Ridgebacks, and Carolina Dogs. Formosan Dogs aren't recognized by the AKC because purebreds are very rare and only in Taiwan, though they are recognized by the International Canine Organization and the Taiwan Kennel Club. Since Shinji very closely resembles the Carolina Dog in terms of appearance and disposition and is closely related to them, I generally refer to him as such since we've been in America just to simplify things. However, I've asked Dogster to include his breed as an option.
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