Hobbes (a.k.a "GIR")


Mastiff/Mixed Breed
Picture of Hobbes (a.k.a "GIR"), a male Mastiff/Mixed Breed

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Home:Toronto, Ontario, Canada  
Age: 11 Years   Sex: Male   Weight: 100+ lbs

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Nicknames:
Mr.Hobbes, Wastiff, Wog, Molf, Wolf-boy, Stinky, Brindle, Laughing-Wolf, Big-Boy, Tiger, Wolfie. His second name is "GIR" because he's very similar to the Space Invader Zim character. One minute he's brilliant and the next...well, he's GIR and a half! :P

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

Quick Bio:
-part feral-dog rescue

Birthday:
July 31st 2003

Likes:
Hobbes likes everything except baths. Baths and being outsmarted.

Pet-Peeves:
Hobbes HATES baths. Stinky, stagnant ponds are fine. Clean water is bad! Hobbes also hates it when his wolfy powers of persuasion fail. He gets very offended and sulks.

Favorite Toy:
Anything from tennis balls to clumps of dirt. Hobbes is a playin' machine.

Favorite Food:
Organ meat and carrots.

Favorite Walk:
Anywhere. Right behind ME. This dog is a shadow. A personal fan club! Wherever I go, whatever I do...there he is. BAM. Right behind me...looking up at me like "so what now?"

Best Tricks:
Is there anything this dog can't do? Dancing, spinning, singing, being a helper dog, opening doors and windows, understanding when we spell out words like "b-a-t-h". This boy is nearly psychic he's so slick. But make no mistake. He's VERY silly! He's also

Arrival Story:
It's not a happy story, except for the ending. Hobbes is fine now. That's all that matters! When I got Mr.Hobbes, he was a mangy, parasite-ridden, malnourished mess....but not anymore! I weaned him on goat's milk and at 1 year old he turned into a lanky 100lb creature akin to a small dinosaur who tripped over his own feet. Now, at 4 he is 140lbs and...still trips over his own feet. Hobbes forgot all about his past really quickly and took to his training like a pro. He's a favourite all around the dog parks, and is known to sit on any dog who messes with his best friend, who is a dog no bigger than a small pumpkin. Don't mess with the pumpkin or you get the paw of doom! Hobbes thinks he's a lap dog (of course) and basically never stops moving unless he crashes onto his pillow and falls into a deep snoring slumber. He is owned by the house cats and will come to a screeching halt from a full gallop if one of the cats gives him a dirty look

Bio:
Hobbes is a really unusual cross of English mastiff and Timber wolf (as you can see, the mastiff genes won!) Alot of people think it would be "cool" to have a wolf, but what they don't know is that wolf hybrids are much more difficult to have than "normal" dogs! The fact that Mr.Hobbes is such a friendly laid-back dog AND a wolf hybrid is very rare! Most hybrids are NOT for the average handler! All of Hobbes' siblings were female, small, black,prick-eared and very distrustful of humans. They live on a reserve with people who have other wolves and hybrids. Hobbes just happened to get the "mastiff temperment" and is a big exception to the typical wolf hybrid. I repeat. Wolf hybrids are NOT suited to city life or average handlers! Mr.Hobbes is just a big old mastiff with a long nose and some very wolfy behaviors such as grinning, howling, "huffing" and lots of bowing. He also has a beautiful singing voice, but he hardly ever barks! He also digs DENS (it's in his nature) in the backyard and if you cover up his main den (which is large enough to accomodate his 100+lb form, he will always just dig another. He's also hyper intelligent, opportunistic and if I wasn't wise to dog behavior he would be totally out of control because he's the kind of animal who see's how far he can go. Having a wolf hybrid who weighs over 100lbs is as much of a joy as it is big challenge and NOT for everyone! I cannot stress this enough!!!!

Forums Motto:
Don't hate me cuz i'm beautiful

I've Been On Dogster Since:
September 17th 2004 More than 10 years!

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Dogster Id:
72572


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