Grace is a pretty black and tan female, approximately 6 years old now. Animal Control picked her up in a small rural town in Yolo County, and her family never came for her. She was adopted out around a year ago and was recently returned because she was too much to handle for her new owners.
Grace is a nice, friendly girl but is a little timid with new people and she needs to be properly introduced. She knows basic commands and can walk on a leash fairly well. She is house trained and currently left free in the house when left alone; she has a dog door to go outside whenever she wants to. She has a good deep alarm bark when someone rings the door bell and anyone would think twice about breaking in. She is also crate trained. She does not get on furniture or beds and she loves to ride in the car.
Grace has not been properly socialized and she will immediately go on the offensive if another dog gets near her. She has become less reactive with training and she will need continued training. Grace needs a strong leader who is experienced with large dogs and pack behavior. This is not a beginner dog and should not go to a home with other pets / dogs or kids under 14-15 years old. She is happy to be a follower as she is at her current foster home but boundaries have to be enforced or she will take over in a second.
This is a Level 3 Dog. Please be sure you understand what a dog of this Level requires.
Updated January 2017, Added October 2015