Quincy is a 3-4 year old, black and tan male weighing about 80 lbs. He came from a Sacramento area shelter as a stray so nothing is known of his background. Within three weeks of being in a foster home, Quincy began having seizures. He had several in a short period of time and has now begun phenobarbital medicine to control the seizures. Seems to be working so far, but he'll need to take medicine for life and get regular blood work to check the effects on his system.
This is a low energy dog. He met the three German Shepherds in the home easily and doesn't seem to have much interest in the cats. He will play for a while with the young female who eggs him on until he responds.
Quincy is learning house manners, to signal when he needs to go out, and to stay off of counters. He learned quickly to sit for his meals and is learning to wait as well. He is a true chow hound, which means he should respond well to treat based training. He is used to sleeping in a crate and can be left for periods crated while the foster is away. Outside Quincy is quiet, although will sometimes jump up to look inside the house through windows. He seems to enjoy going for car rides and will wait quietly in the car, not disturbing anything unless there's food, if left alone for short periods.
Out in public, Quincy is also easy and doesn't seem to mind dogs of any size. Because Quincy doesn't understand that food on fingers calls for a lick rather than biting the fingers off, small children are not advised.
Future obedience training and continuous exercise and socialization will make Quincy a fabulous companion.
This is a Level 2 Dog
Added December 2016