Papillon / Terrier / Mixed : : Male (neutered) : : Adult : : Small
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Ba'cho means "little Wolf" named for his light brown eyes. They make him look wild and fierce and that is exactly what he appears to be. He has a furious bark - enough to scare away any intruder.
Ba'cho was picked up running up and down the highway in north GA. A very caring woman finally was able to catch him by throwing a towel over him. Although she tried everything to find his owner, no one came forward. A friend recommended rescue and a representative of Pap 911 went and brought him home to the Dog House.
Ba'cho probably needs to be the 'only child' of a pretty dog savy family.
He is definitely dominant and will not tolerate another dog challenging him. He obviously never learned how to play in a litter. He plays too rough and then the other dog moves away or becomes defensive. I think there is some terrier in his background, because a shrill scream or shreik will cause him to attack. On the other hand, there are many dogs at the Dog House that he plays well with. These would be pretty balanced dogs that don't 'take the bait' of his roughness.
People are another matter. He will go into full alert if he feels someone might be a threat. But if the guest is still or ignores him, he jumps on their lap and turns on his back to have his tummy rubbed.
Ba'cho is the sweetest cuddler laying his head into your chest like a baby. He loves to sleep beside you. He learns very quickly and is very smart.
Because of his unacceptable behavior with some other dogs and our discomfort that it may carry over to humans someday, Ba'cho has spent training time at US Canine for special training for control. This is a specialty training facility that work deeply with dogs to help them become balanced members of a family. This training helped him - but confirms the need for a strong handler.
He also spent time in a foster home with a pack of well balanced dogs and he would occaisional push one of the others beyond playing. He is young, between 2-3 and we think he has one of those untrained teenage boy type of personalities. He loses control too easily. We are determined that he will grow out of this. But for now a very savvy dog person is necessary.
You can see how unique we feel Ba'cho is. We all love him so much that I have been ready to keep him here at the Dog House forever. I know we can handle him . But after a lot of deep thought and consideration, we know that Ba'cho deserves a home of his own where he is the light of someone's life. He will make you laugh, and probably make you cry. But he will give you such adoration that it makes the extra work worth while. The more exersice he has, the better he behaves.
Ba'cho must have a well fenced yard. Because of his quick "fuse" he should not be in a home with children. He is leash trained, crate trained and gives some effort to be house trained. You just have to remember to take him out!
We plan to be VERY careful about who gets to add Ba'cho to their family. Visits will need to be made, so the applicant must be within traveling distance of Marietta GA.
More about ~ Sanctuary Ba'cho (in GA)
Is Not Good with Kids
Special Needs: Ba'cho is hypothyroid and takes an inexpensive pill morning and night.