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Brutus is a truly wonderful dog. Brutus was adopted from TLR in 2009. He is approximately 8 or 9 years old. Although he might be considered an older dog, he does have plenty of spunk left in him, as most Boxers tend to do. Most of the time he likes to find a cozy spot, couch, open crate, floor to curl up and lay there for hours on end. But he will get short spurts of energy and can act like a young puppy. If he lucky enough to be in a home where he is able to run free in a fenced in yard, he will run a few laps like a “wild-thing” to get it out of his system, then plop down on the ground with a huge smile on his face and tongue hanging out in pure exhaustion and contentment. He does not bark - except on very very rare occasions. For that reason he would not be the ideal guard dog. Also, because he would welcome any stranger in with the typical happy Boxer “wiggly- butt” dance. Instead he will “woo woo” or do a quiet whimper when he wants to be heard.
He is very smart and intuitive and some might think he could almost be part human at times. Absolutely loves going for walks! You actually have to spell out the word WALK when saying it because if he hears that word his ears will perk up and he will come running from wherever he is and sit right at your feet waiting for that leash to be placed around his neck. Same goes for other words such as CAR, RIDE, EAT, TREAT, OUTSIDE, LETS GO. Excellent in the car. He walks fairly well on a leash if he his handler enforces boundaries and establishes control from the beginning to prevent excitedly pulling. He does have a “thing” for bicycles, skateboards, rollerskates, and other things with wheels and/or that make weird noises. He may try to lunge towards those things, but if kept under control and you redirect his attention, he can usually pass by with no problems. He may get nervous and unsure if approached by other animals so it is best to redirect his attention and keep him moving forward. But he always likes to greet new people when they approach calmly and ask to say “hello” first.
Brutus loves to be warm and cozy. He enjoys sunning himself outside on warm days and on chilly days he will either find a sunny spot and just curl up or sprawl out to soak it all in. Or if he is lucky enough to be in a home with a working fireplace/stove, he will make that his go-to spot for sure. In winter, he enjoys having a blanket to bury himself in along with his bed. He tends to miss his humans very much when they are not home - even for a short while - so being in his crate makes him feel more safe and secure. He will also go in it during the day at free will so the door should be left open when his humans are home.
He eats on a regular routine twice a day and only gets dry dog food (Blue Buffalo Life Protection Formula -1 ½ cups 2x per day). Water can be left out for him throughout the day and he will drink when he wants in addition to during his meals. His favorite treats are dog biscuits, peanut butter and American cheese slices. He likes toys but will tend to want to play tug-of-war with them or tear them apart. It is advisable to keep rawhide, animal bones, antlers or any animal-derived bone or treat out of his reach as it brings out his primal instincts. Brutus is respectful of humans when they are eating and doesn’t tend to beg. Though, sometimes he likes to lay under the table while you eat. This is due to him not being fed table food (except very rare occasions).
He is completely house-trained and will sit by the door to let you know he needs to go out. Usually does #2 2-3 times per day. Enjoys being let out on a runner or long lead so that he has some freedom to roam and smell all the different things in nature.
Brutus is a truly exceptional and loyal dog. His personality and spirit and will make a wonderful addition to his new furever home.
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