HUTCH – A1092787
Safe - 10-14-2016 Manhattan
HUTCH – A1092787
**SAFER : EXPERIENCED HOME**
MALE, BR BRINDLE, MASTIFF MIX, 1 yr
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, NO HOLD Reason PETS CONFL
Intake condition ILLNESS Intake Date 10/08/2016, From NY 10031, DueOut Date 10/08/2016,
Medical Behavior Evaluation BLUE
Medical Summary Microchip: Negative Sex: Intact male Age~ Approx- 1 yr as per owner Conjunctivitis in both eyes BARH AMBX4 Eyes: crusty, cleaned and ocular discharge Ears: Clean/ wnl Nose: Clear / wnl Teeth:White and clean BCS: 3 Skin: APH / WNL Hair Coat: WNL Behavior: Tense and nervous during exam NOSF
A volunteer writes: Wearing a stunning brindle coat, and sporting huge Mastiff feet, Hutch pads around our pen softly as he checks out his new environment. He let me clean one eye, and then said OK, one will be fine, as he softly took a reward treat and moved on. His coat is soft and lush and as he’s still considered a pup, he has some filling out to do. Hutch was surrendered to our care as his dad (he was bred at home) initiated fights with him. We’re told he lived well with many other dogs but he and his dad just didn’t get along. We’re also told he’s housetrained (check), doesn’t guard his things, is crate trained, likes to play with toys and pulls hard on his leash (check) and prefers jogging or fast walks but will go slow if needed. Hutch took treats softly from my hand, and after some initial shyness we made friends. He’s the true definition of a gentle giant; he’s gentle in personality and demeanor and certainly a big boy size wise. Let’s get him home!
PROFILE: 10/08/16 13:03
Hutch is a one year old mastiff. He was bred in his last owner’s home and surrendered because another dog in the home (his father) was initiating fights with him.
Hutch was described as a little shy. He won’t run up to strangers and greet them, but will allow for petting if they come up to him. Hutch has never lived with children or cats. Hutch lived with many other mastiffs. He was playful with most of them, but his father would initiate fights with him (would bite him and he would snap back). He was reported to be an exhuberant player.
Hutch is house trained, but if he is left inside the house for more than 12 hours may pee inside. He may chew objects in the house if he doesn’t have toys. he will allow people to take away food, toys, treats. He allows to be held/restrained. He allows baths. He will bark if a stranger comes into the house or yard.
For a New Family to Know
Hutch was described as affectionate, playful, and independent. He was reported to have a medium activity level. He is used to eating dry food. He is crate trained, and can stay in a crate for up to 12 hours. He is used to going on walks at least 2x a day. He prefers fast walks/jogs, but is happy to walk slow if his owner needs to. He will pull on the leash, pretty hard (he is a big guy!)
Behavior During Intake
Hutch displayed loose body and wagging tail. He allowed petting and licked and sniffed counselors. He pulled hard on leash.
Unaltered, Owner surrender
Previously lived with: Adults
Behavior toward children: Unknown
Behavior toward dogs: Playful/exuberant
Behavior toward cats: Unknown
FG/RG: None reported
Bite history: None reported
Energy level/descriptors: Medium
Other notes: He may chew objects in the house if he doesn’t have toys. Hutch was described as a little shy. He won’t run up to strangers and greet them, but will allow for petting if they come up to him.Hutch lived with many other mastiffs. He was playful with most of them, but he may snap correcting other dogs
Look: 1. Dog’s eyes are averted. His ears are back, his tail is down, and he has a relaxed body posture. Dog allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands.
Sensitivity: 1. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, his eyes are averted, and his tail is in neutral position with relaxed body posture. Dog’s mouth is likely closed for at least a portion of the assessment item.
Tag: 2. Dog is not fearful, but is unresponsive to the Assessor, and approaches the Assessor at the end of the game (may need coaxing to approach.) He is focused on stimuli other than the Assessor.
Squeeze 1/2: 1. Dog gently pulls back his paw.
Toy: 1. Dog settles down close to chew, will relinquish toy to you.
Summary: Hutch pulls hard on leash. He showed NO concern during the behavior assessment.
10/11: When introduced off leash to another dog in the care center, Hutch greets poltiely. He becomes a bit bouncy and engages in bouts of play.
During his initial medical examination, Hutch tolerated all handling without issue.
_X_Basic manners/Poor impulse control (It is recommended that default behaviors such as “Leave it”, “Sit/Stay”, “Down” are reinforced to substitute frustration and teach him to control his impulses instead of simply reacting; proper management is also advised. Force-free, reward based training is recommended.)
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