MAXIMUS – A1118990
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MAXIMUS – A1118990
**SAFER : EXPERIENCED HOME / NO CHILDREN**
MALE, WHITE, GREAT PYRENEES MIX, 1 yr, 8 mos
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, HOLD RELEASED Reason BITEPEOPLE
Intake condition UNSPECIFIE Intake Date 07/19/2017, From NY 11206, DueOut Date 07/19/2017
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary Estimated age: 1.5y Microchip noted on Intake? yes. O surrender, wags tail, allows petting. somewhat wary of medical handling P = 60 R = wnl BCS 5/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted Oral Exam: clean teeth PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: intact male MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Assessment: healthy Plan: neuter Prognosis: good SURGERY: Okay for surgery
Maximus is an 18 month old giant white dog who was surrendered by his owner due to behavior concerns. The owner stated he got the dog from a breeder down south and he has had him since he was 8 weeks old. Maximus has no known medical issues.
Owner stated that for the past 2 weeks Maximus has become aggressive toward strangers. When the approach him or his home he will hard bark and growl and may snap. Owner stated that he has spent time around children and he is relaxed and playful. When playing with children and adults the owner stated that he is gentle. Owner stated that Maximus has spent time around other dogs and he is usually relaxed and playful but lately he has been attempting to mount the other dogs. When playing with other dogs he is gentle. Owner stated that Maximus is also relaxed and playful around cats but at times he is mouthy.
Owner stated that Maximus will try to dig under the fence to escape when left in the yard. During loud noises and fireworks he is nervous. Maximus us friendly if someone was to touch his food treats or toys. He isn’t bothered if he is restrained, pushed off the couch or disturbed while he sleeps. Maximus will tolerate being bathed brushed and having his nails trimmed. When someone unfamiliar approaches his house, or family member as of recently he will bark snap and may try to bite.
Owner described Maximus as friendly affectionate and playful with a high activity level. When at home he will follow his owner around. He likes to play fetch and chase with balls and squeaky toys. He has been kept mostly indoors and eats dry food. Maximus is very much house trained and never has accidents. When going to the bathroom outside he will go on the grass or cement. When left alone in the house he is well behaved. When left alone in the yard he will dig. Maximus has been crated before and does well for up to 8 hours. He knows the sit come and down commands. He is used to playing in the yard and brisk walks on the leash. When off the leash he might run away.
Behavior notes from owner: The owner stated that 2 weeks ago Maximus was in the backyard and was mounting something. When his 15 year old son saw this he went to the backyard and approached Maximus. At this time Maximus began to growl and rushed toward his son biting him in the hand leaving a small red scratch that was bleeding.The owner had to go out side grab Maximus and pull him away from his son. The owner also stated that 3 days ago his mother came to his home. Went she entered the house Maximus jumped up and rushed toward her growling. the owner was able to grab him and pull him back.
KNOWN HISTORY:Full profile
Neutered male, owner surrender (length of time in previous home for 18 months)
Previously lived with:Adults, has spent time with children.
Behavior toward strangers:Hard barks, growls, and may snap.
Behavior toward children: Gentle
Behavior toward dogs:Relaxed
Behavior toward cats:Relaxed
Resource guarding: None reported
Bite history:Yes, see behavior memo.
Housetrained:Yes, Maximus has been crated before and does well for up to 8 hours.
Energy level/descriptors:Owner described Maximus as friendly affectionate and playful with a high activity level.
Look: 1. Dog holds gaze with soft eyes, soft body. He allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands. Dog holds gaze for three full seconds.
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 open for at least a portion of the assessment item.
Tag: 1. Follows at end of leash, body soft.
Squeeze 1: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds. His eyes are averted and his ears are relaxed.
Squeeze 2: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds. His eyes are averted and his ears are relaxed.
Toy 1: No interest.
Summary:During the handling assessment Maximus was friendly and allowed all handling.
Summary: Maximus’ previous owner did not provide information about his previous behavior around other dogs. Maximus continues to be social in a small group of male and female dogs as he explores the pens.
During the initial examination Maximus was friendly with a wagging, though a bit uneasy allows handling.
His previous owner reports a high activity level, which matches what we have seen in the care center.
Maximus displayed high energy and movement throughout assessment.
Maximus will need daily mental and physical activity to keep him engaged and exercised.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Experienced adopter, adult-only home
_X_No children (under 13)-Due to Maximus size and previous bite history we feel that we advise against a home with children at this time.
_X_Bite history- Maximus was in the backyard, when the owner’s 15-year-old son approached. At this time Maximus began to growl and rushed toward the son biting him in the hand leaving a small red scratch that was bleeding. Due to Maximus bite history, we recommend a home without children. He has shown restraint in the care center and has not demonstrated any warnings of aggression.
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