- Ned is a 10 month old Irish Wolfhound in Hudson, NY
Ned is a growing giant! He's currently 8 months old and 105lbs, and will eventually grow to be between 125-160lbs and 7ft tall when standing on his hind legs! Wolfhounds are known as gentle giants and are often used as therapy animals, which is how he came into my life. When they are puppies like Ned, they are pretty clumsy and goofy (I call him a "drunken moose" at least once a day), but really just want love and attention from their humans. Ned sleeps about 2/3 of the day and is extremely calm for a puppy, which makes him a great cuddle buddy. Because of his size, Ned will be receiving a lot of training to prevent him from being too intimidating to humans and other animals, so I appreciate sitters who can respect the structure and reinforce existing training. Other than that, be prepared for some goofy puppy love!
- Sex: Male
- Age: 10 months old
- Weight: 105lbs
- Breed: Irish Wolfhound
- Tracking Chip: No
- Neutered: No
- House Trained: Yes
Ned is used to going every few hours and will hold it if you're running a few minutes late. Once outside, he has his usual spots and won't waste time. Usually he will use the gutter (or an empty parking space) on the street but if these aren't available, the base of a tree. Use caution out front of the building between 7AM-9AM and 3PM-7PM M-F as the parking lane becomes an active driving lane (going around the corner on Broadway is always a safe bet). Using the sidewalk is never encouraged for the benefit of our neighbors, but do clean up afterwards if he has nowhere else to go!
- Gets along with children: No
Ned is very gentle and sweet, but is still learning! He gets very skittish around new people and will run away and pull if he feels threatened. Only children 12 and over should very calmly and gently interact with Ned.
- Gets along with other dogs: No
Ned is enthusiastic about new dogs, but because of his size, he will need a gentle introduction with both dogs on leash (Ned is required to sit or lay down and allow other dogs to approach him). Big dogs see Ned and think he can play rough, but Ned is too frail at this age to keep up and not be injured, so unfortunately high energy and high weight dogs don't make great playmates. Small dogs are great and calm dogs are even better-- Ned adjusts his temperament to please and will match his energy level to the other dogs' in order to make friends.
- Gets along with cats: No
Ned hasn't been exposed to cats so I don't recommend unsupervised kitty time.
Please only feed the provided kibble -- Fromm Large Breed Puppy. Training includes restrictions: off furniture/beds, no jumping, biting/mouthing or chasing, calm introductions with new people and dogs. Further training details provided at meet and greets!