(Chihuahua - Dachshund)
Meet little 6-year-old Scooby who is a 12-pound chocolate chi-weenie (Chihuahua - Dachshund) and the quietest little dog you have ever met. We have only heard him bark once time – he is anti-yappy we are thrilled to say!!!! Scooby was a former owner turn-in a shelter for reasons unknown. He is great with adults and kids – never snappy or protective, but rather meek and submissive. He could use some formal training just to help him gain some confidence and come out of his shell a bit more. He is good with dogs and has not been aggressive, but he does let other dogs know in a socialized way when they are being too pushy. He is currently living with 4 other dogs (35-80 pounds) and interacts very well. He could live with another socialized dog or would also be great as an only dog. Scooby is fantastic with cats and is currently sharing a home with two very pushy cats. They even circle his food when he eats and he could care less. Scooby has no food aggression which is awesome. Scooby is pretty good at coming when called and has been great off leash. The only time he does not follow you is when he would rather stay in the house and sleep in his bed. Scooby is kennel and crate trained – SUPER quiet, never makes a peep and has no separation anxiety. He is great on leash – we use a harness due to his size, but he is fantastic- never pulls. He has gone to two of my softball games and just sits quietly in the dug-out while I am out playing on the field and he loves it when we all come back because he gets lots of attention. Scooby is a fantastic car traveler – sits quietly in the passenger seat and never makes a sound – could not ask for a better traveler! He is pretty low energy – likes to curl up next to you on the couch, but every once in a while, he gets a toy fetish and wants to play. He is going to take some time to get comfortable before he shows you his puppy side – but until then, he is still adorable and sweet. I don’t think Scooby was shown much of the world in his former life – hence why some formal obedience work would be awesome to bring up his self-esteem and confidence. Scooby will need to be treated like a puppy for a few weeks on housebreaking. He is doing excellent in our house, but we watch him like a hawk and correct him whenever he sniffs something. So far he has had no accidents with us, but we keep an eye on him at all times or put him in his crate when we can’t watch him. That is the only training that we really see him needing and since he follows you like a shadow, it is REALLY easy. If you think little Scooby could be the little chocolate buddy you always wanted – you have to meet him!!!