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Stryker, male, CO

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Stryker, male, CO

Post by cake73 » Tue Apr 10, 2018 6:23 pm

Stryker is a 2yo, male Dutch shepherd x Belgian Tervuren currently located in CO.

Stryker is a highly intelligent dog who will need to be challenged by having something to do. He would excel in competition obedience and other dog sports. He needs more than an active family to remain fulfilled. Stryker will need an experienced handler (ideally someone who knows the breed) as while he is eager to please and enjoys work, he is not without flaws that will require ongoing training and behavior modification. His go-to reaction is to bark, and overall he is a VERY vocal dog, so his adopter will need to continue training to reduce this behavior. He also shows some moderate barrier aggression towards other dogs and will display similar behavior toward his handler if corrected through a barrier. Stryker is a strong, assertive dog but enjoys learning new things immensely. He also seems to recover quickly and can be re-directed quite easily. Stryker is also dog-selective and will need slow, careful introductions and integration into a household with other dogs. He would not do well with other strong, pushy, bold dogs.

If you are interested in adopting this guy, please fill out an ON-LINE Pre-Adoption application with North American Dutch Shepherd Rescue
http://www.dutchshepherdrescue.org/prea ... gion1.html

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Re: Stryker, male, CO

Post by cake73 » Wed Apr 25, 2018 2:51 pm

Giving this guy another shout out.
It's just so puzzling that NADSR has had such little interest in Stryker.

Thoughts?
Is it the wording of his bio (see below)?
Not enough shares?
Location?

Thanks, in advance, for any feedback that might be useful!

:dswink"

Stryker is a 2yo, male Dutch Shepherd x Belgian Tervuren. Soon after his intake into foster care, he was diagnosed with Osteochondritis Dissecans (OCD) of his left shoulder. OCD is a genetic disease in which the cartilage of the humeral head fails to form correctly and painful lesions occur. Fortunately, through generous donations, NADSR was able to provide Stryker with necessary surgery and rehabilitation. He has made a full recovery and he is now ready to find his forever home.

Stryker is a highly intelligent dog who will need to be challenged by having something to do. He would excel in competition obedience and other dog sports. He needs more than an active family to remain fulfilled.

Stryker will need an experienced handler (ideally someone who knows the breed) as while he is eager to please and enjoys work, he is not without flaws that will require ongoing training and behavior modification. His go-to reaction is to bark, and overall he is a VERY vocal dog, so his adopter will need to continue training to reduce this behavior. He also shows some moderate barrier aggression towards other dogs and will display similar behavior toward his handler if corrected through a barrier.

He is a strong, assertive dog but enjoys learning new things immensely. He also seems to recover quickly and can be re-directed quite easily. Stryker is also dog-selective and will need slow, careful introductions and integration into a household with other dogs. He would not do well with other strong, pushy, bold dogs.

He is fully crate-trained and has successfully been on a few road trips.

Stryker has high prey drive so cats and small animals would be questionable (he has not been tested with either). He likes water and is learning to swim. He readily walks on a dog treadmill, both regular and underwater. He has good food drive and good toy drive. All in all, he is a super fun, loving, goofy, and sweet dog who just needs someone to bring out his full potential.

Stryker young adult male 2y o is neutered, current on vaccines, heartworm negative, free of internal and external parasites, and micro-chipped. He is located in CO. If you are interested in adopting this guy, please fill out our ON-LINE Pre-Adoption application.
Pre-Adopt application http://www.dutchshepherdrescue.org/prea ... gion1.html
Cheryl in MA, with rescued DS
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Re: Stryker, male, CO

Post by centrop67 » Wed Apr 25, 2018 4:49 pm

Poor Stryker - not getting any love. He is really handsome.

The only thing I can think of is to start with the positives:
cake73 wrote:
Wed Apr 25, 2018 2:51 pm
He likes water and is learning to swim. He readily walks on a dog treadmill, both regular and underwater. He has good food drive and good toy drive. All in all, he is a super fun, loving, goofy, and sweet dog who just needs someone to bring out his full potential.
I'm going to give him another share over on the forum's Facebook page.
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Re: Stryker, male, CO

Post by Joxgirl » Wed Apr 25, 2018 5:26 pm

He is so handsome. I hope he finds a home. They won’t put him down if they don’t right? I can’t imagine that happening with the surgery behind him and all. I don’t know anyone who is looking but will keep an ear out. What about posting on IG. Is that allowed?
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Tell us about yourself: I live in Metro-West Boston with my husband and our two rescued Dutch Shepherds, Marley and Minnie. He loves to nap. She loves anything involving activity. Our first rescued DS, Kaya, loved to tug. I volunteer for the North American Dutch Shepherd Rescue and am a member of the NADSR BOD.
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Re: Stryker, male, CO

Post by cake73 » Wed Apr 25, 2018 5:28 pm

Thanks, Michael, for the share and for the feedback.
Trudy and I have been wondering the same thing. His injuries are healed and he is fully rehabbed, but maybe some folks get freaked out by this. His bio is also super honest regarding some aspects of his personality and behavior, but those traits aren't unusual for a DS...or for any dog, really.

:dssmile:
Cheryl in MA, with rescued DS
Kaya, adopted January 2006 (over the bridge, September 2014)
Marley, adopted February 2008
Minnie, adopted March 2015


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Tell us about yourself: I live in Metro-West Boston with my husband and our two rescued Dutch Shepherds, Marley and Minnie. He loves to nap. She loves anything involving activity. Our first rescued DS, Kaya, loved to tug. I volunteer for the North American Dutch Shepherd Rescue and am a member of the NADSR BOD.
Contact:

Re: Stryker, male, CO

Post by cake73 » Wed Apr 25, 2018 5:31 pm

Joxgirl wrote:
Wed Apr 25, 2018 5:26 pm
He is so handsome. I hope he finds a home. They won’t put him down if they don’t right? I can’t imagine that happening with the surgery behind him and all. I don’t know anyone who is looking but will keep an ear out. What about posting on IG. Is that allowed?
Hi, Saralee.

Stryker is totally safe in rescue with North American Dutch Shepherd Rescue. :D
You could share him on IG, but NADSR does not have an IG account so it would be difficult for us to follow up on any comments that express interest.

cheers,
Cheryl
Cheryl in MA, with rescued DS
Kaya, adopted January 2006 (over the bridge, September 2014)
Marley, adopted February 2008
Minnie, adopted March 2015


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Re: Stryker, male, CO

Post by Joxgirl » Wed Apr 25, 2018 5:56 pm

Thank you Cheryl for taking the time to update us .
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Re: Stryker, male, CO

Post by centrop67 » Wed Apr 25, 2018 6:12 pm

cake73 wrote:
Wed Apr 25, 2018 5:28 pm
His bio is also super honest regarding some aspects of his personality and behavior, but those traits aren't unusual for a DS
If this part of the BIO is a problem, they probably shouldn't be looking at a Dutch Shepherd.
Michael
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Tell us about yourself: I live in Metro-West Boston with my husband and our two rescued Dutch Shepherds, Marley and Minnie. He loves to nap. She loves anything involving activity. Our first rescued DS, Kaya, loved to tug. I volunteer for the North American Dutch Shepherd Rescue and am a member of the NADSR BOD.
Contact:

Re: Stryker, male, CO

Post by cake73 » Wed Apr 25, 2018 6:23 pm

centrop67 wrote:
Wed Apr 25, 2018 6:12 pm
cake73 wrote:
Wed Apr 25, 2018 5:28 pm
His bio is also super honest regarding some aspects of his personality and behavior, but those traits aren't unusual for a DS
If this part of the BIO is a problem, they probably shouldn't be looking at a Dutch Shepherd.
:DSangel: :dschick:
Cheryl in MA, with rescued DS
Kaya, adopted January 2006 (over the bridge, September 2014)
Marley, adopted February 2008
Minnie, adopted March 2015


North American Dutch Shepherd Rescue
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Re: Stryker, male, CO

Post by Joxgirl » Wed Apr 25, 2018 6:52 pm

centrop67 wrote:
Wed Apr 25, 2018 6:12 pm
cake73 wrote:
Wed Apr 25, 2018 5:28 pm
His bio is also super honest regarding some aspects of his personality and behavior, but those traits aren't unusual for a DS
If this part of the BIO is a problem, they probably shouldn't be looking at a Dutch Shepherd.
So true.
Saralee
Rogue (Dutch Shepherd) 1 year old
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