We have a BEAUTIFUL fawn Great Dane who needs a home. His name is Jake, he’s 3 years old, PERFECTLY trained, no health problems, travels like no dog I’ve ever seen (and I have pictures to prove it!) and no behavioral problems with one exception, that exception being the reason we have to find him a new family.
The only behavioral problem he has is that he is a tad unpredictable with smaller children. In the past five months, he has snapped at our nieces and nephews 5 times, and this last time was way too close to my niece’s face. We are the second owners to own him, and the last owners had 5 children and we think he was abused by the dad and associates abuse with children.
The thing is, he is the ideal dog outside of his unpredictability with small children. The sad thing is, 95% of the time, he’s totally kid friendly. In fact, the same niece he snapped at just days before was playing with him for several hours and he was loving it. We can’t take the risk, though, and need to find him a family with no children and preferably no visiting children.
He rarely barks… we probably hear him bark about twice a month. He walks/heels beautifully, stopping the split second you stop… in fact, he leads just like a horse on a halter. He is trained to stay out of the kitchen when we’re cooking, and even when we’re not cooking, when entering the kitchen, he puts his head down, rushes through, and then continues what he was doing. He doesn’t beg, and in fact, one time my husband tried to get him to eat a piece of chicken that fell on the floor and he wouldn’t. He loves a walk a day, but doesn’t require more exercise than that. Great Danes make perfect house dogs if your house is big enough. Our house is just under 2000 sq. feet and he fits perfectly. He is kind to strangers and loves just lounging with his human family. During the summer, we have campfires quite a bit in our yard (and cookouts) and he just lounges in the grass nearby, not disturbing anyone. My husband and I work from home and he stays with us all day and loves it, but he doesn’t mind having to stay on his big cushion in our good sized laundry room if we have to be gone all day, as long as he has his water dish and an open window.
We are completely in love with Jake and are only willing to consider a person/family who can give him the love, discipline, exercise and cuddle time he deserves. We are also only willing to give him to a person/family with NO small children, and a contract will be signed at the time of his transfer saying that you are responsible for anything that happens should you choose to bring him around small children. By small I mean about 6 years or under.
If you are interested in finding out more information, please post on here and we’ll get in touch. I’ll be posting pictures as soon as I can figure out how.