- Leonard is a 5 year, 5 mo. old American Foxhound, Australian Cattle Dog & Basset Hound in Seattle, WA
Leonard is my goofy little meatball - he's a solid mass of muscle, and his rump makes for an excellent drum. He LOVES to play, and nothing makes him happier than a trip to the dog park to see all of his friends. He was born in a high-kill area in rural N.C., and brought to a N.Y. rescue with his mother and brothers - both of whom looked much more basset-y than he does. It shows in his extra six inches of wrinkles and droopy, tired eyes, though. Leonard is the first hound I've ever owned, and I was warned by a more experienced friend that they are sensitive and highly impressionable while they are young - I've worked hard to expose him to new situations and people, and while he's still a little afraid of crossing bridges and can be a little shy at an outstretched hand from a child, he's turned into quite a happy little adventurer!
- Sex: Male
- Age: 5 years, 5 mo. old
- Weight: 70 lbs
- Breed: American Foxhound, Australian Cattle Dog & Basset Hound
- Tracking Chip: Yes
- Neutered: Yes
- House Trained: Yes
- Gets along with children: Yes
He loves people, and children, but sometimes responds shyly at first. If given a chance to sit nicely and be petted on his neck or back, he will quickly recover and become fast friends!
- Gets along with other dogs: Yes
Good grief, yes. He LOVES other dogs. If he could figure out how to unlock the door and abandon me to live at the dog park, I think he probably would.
- Gets along with cats: No
He hasn't had much contact with them. He gets very agitated by cats he sees from the window or when we are on walks, but his first introduction to a house cat went very smoothly. He did not chase or bark, and was more or less indifferent. I'm not sure how he would do with cats that are not used to dogs.
Being part scent hound, Leonard cannot be trusted off-leash in an unfenced area. Ever.