ID # RT20230426
Estimated Birth Date: April 27, 2022
Sex: Male (His neuter surgery will be covered by BARCs at one of BARCs’ veterinary partners)
Estimated Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier and Dogue de Bordeaux mix
Good with dogs?: Yes, but no small dogs and with proper introductions
Good with cats?: No
Good with children?: Unknown
Special/Medical Needs: None
Energy Level: Medium
Current Location: Airdrie, AB
Adoption fee: $650
Archie is a huge sweetheart and a very affectionate boy. He loves his people and bonds quickly, always seeking out pets and cuddles any chance he gets. He is a big boy and sometimes likes to jump up to give his humans a "hug" but we are working on that. Archie does great in his crate both at night and when left alone and is relatively quiet besides a few whines here and there. Archie loves his food and treats so is very food motivated which makes training easier.
Archie does well on leash for walks and does not pull if there are no other animals around. However, it seems apparent that neighbourhoods and suburban life is new to him, so he is very curious and a little nervous when he sees kids, bikes, lots of people, and loud cars. Archie does have leash reactivity to other dogs and small animals like rabbits and gophers. Even at far distances if Archie spots a dog on leash he will whine and bark at the other dogs and will pull on the leash. Archie will need a strong and confident handler who can continue working on this with him as he is a big boy and very strong.
Ideally, Archie would do well in a home with a fenced yard that you cannot see through due to his reactivity when people walk by. A home without small animals is necessary due to his prey drive with small animals. A home with another dog would most likely fine with a proper introduction. Archie gets along great with our 15-pound senior female cockapoo and leaves her alone which she prefers.
Archie has very good house manners and does not jump up on the counters, couch, or bed without invitation. Overall, Archie is a very handsome, loving, and smart boy.