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  • Max is a 11 year, 1 mo. old Silky Terrier in Jacksonville, FL

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About Max

Max is an 8 year old, neutered male, Silky Terrier with a typical terrier personality. I am retired so I spend most days at home. Max loves to go for walks, chase squirrels in the back yard and fetch his "Flippy Flopper" frisbees. He loves to get treats out of hard rubber "Kongs." Max is very attached to his family. I would never board him at a traditional kennel. He has gone to Dogwood Park a few times and done well off leash in both the small dog and big dog areas. I want to find a reliable, dog lover to take a personal interest in his well being and to provide loving care for him while we are away.

  • Sex: Male
  • Age: 11 years, 1 mo. old
  • Weight: 12lbs
  • Breed: Silky Terrier
  • Tracking Chip: No
  • Neutered: True
  • House Trained: Yes
    Max is used to going on short walks four or five time a day: when we get up, around lunch time, late afternoon and before bed. He stays in the house and does not spend a lot of time in the back yard so he is used to doing his business on walks. Not only is this good exercise but it also helps to keep our back yard clean. Max will usually let you know when he wants to go for a walk, particularly if you ask him.
  • Gets along with children: Yes
    Max loves children. He loves to hear the word, "children" and looks for them. He is a very gentle dog and does not like to roughhouse.
  • Gets along with other dogs: Yes
    Max has not spent much time around other dogs, but he usually gets along fine after the initial "meet and greet" sniffing. He gets a little protective when on a leash, particularly when approached by a large dog. When off leash and on his own in the back yard, he works things out and usually gets bored pretty quickly.
  • Gets along with cats: No
    Max doesn't really understand what cats are. Does anyone really? If a cat is nice, Max is very willing to get along. If the cat is aggressive (defensive) and runs, Max will want to chase it.

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Max has a typical terrier personality and loves his human family pack. Several years ago, he had a seizure and that really scared us. He recovered after about 10 minutes and returned to normal. The vet said, "These things sometimes happen" and did not prescribe any medication. Over the past several years, he has had about one seizure a year. We know to hold him until it passes. We do not know what triggers them. They are of moderate severity but do not appear to have any lasting affect. He is also very afraid of thunder and seeks human companionship when it storms.