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About Max

  • Max is a 6 year, 8 mo. old American Staffordshire Terrier & Beagle in Watertown, NY


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About Max

Max is a 5 y.o. Beagle/Staffy mix. He is INCREDIBLY sweet and LOVES human affection. He LOVES to play with his kong and can be motivated to do just about anything with the use of a good treat. :) He gets a wee bit nervous around other dogs and loves to get one-on-one attention with his human pals. :) He LOVES belly rubs and will do anything cute that he can to get a little extra attention. Otherwise, he is a couch potato! :) You will absolutely fall in love with him and his sweet personality! :)

  • Sex: Male
  • Age: 6 years, 8 mo. old
  • Weight: 55 lbs
  • Breed: American Staffordshire Terrier & Beagle
  • Tracking Chip: Yes
  • Neutered: Yes
  • House Trained: Yes
    Max is on a specific potty/meal schedule that one can count on if they watch him. If he has to go to the bathroom he will sit at your feet and incessantly whine, so you'll always know! :)
  • Gets along with children: Yes
    Max LOVES kids more than I can say. We have tons of children that run around our neighborhood during the summer and during any given time you can see a crowd of children around Max petting him and giving him treats. Many of the children in our neighborhood say Max is their favorite dog. LOL. He is very gentle with children and gets VERY excited to see them.
  • Gets along with other dogs: No
    We are not sure on this? Max lived with other dogs in his foster home prior to us adopting him. We live in a townhome complex with many other dogs and from our observations (while on a leash) Max seems indifferent to any dog his size or smaller, but would (in the past) sometimes bark/whine/jump at a dog bigger than him. We have been able to train him out of this behavior and he is now able to quickly pass other dogs without reacting. However, we do not have a reference for how well he would do with another dog off leash. From my understanding, this type of fear that dogs exhibit on a leash is somewhat normal and does not necessarily indicate whether or not the dog would be good with other animals off leash. However, if anything Max would probably be nervous around other dogs. :)
  • Gets along with cats: No
    Max is able to quickly pass free-roaming kitties we see in our neighborhood while on a walk with no reaction. However, I suspect he would be inclined to chase (or be afraid) of a kitty in his own house!

Special Requirements

We ask that anyone who walk/watch Max simply follow the few commands we use for him to ensure that he is always on his best behavior. :) Prior to stepping outside for a walk, we ask Max to sit at the door. He will continue to sit and stay until he is asked to come outside. We have found that letting him ram out the door only causes him to be hyper and pull on a walk. :) We ask that whomever care for him keep close watch of dogs that may be walking on the sidewalk towards/around Max (if they are larger than him). As a general rule, we attempt to give other people space/time to pass so neither dog is forced to walk towards each other head on (and potentially scare or upset one another). Sometimes we will pull Max in between cars, and if that is not an option (or Max seems generally uninterested in the dog), we walk quickly by, ensuring that he has no time/room to pull/ observe/bark etc. We also always carry a satchel with us when we walk full of small treats. In the event that Max needs a little coaxing to listen (which he rarely ever does) the treats are available! :)