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Rugar T. - Coonhound (short coat) Dog For Adoption
Mutt Dog For Adoption in Berwick, PA, USA


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Ad ID: ADN-30669
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Date Listed: 09/16/2016
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Breed: Mutt
Gender: Male Male

Rugar T.

Age: Adult
Color/Markings: Black with Tan, Yellow or Fawn
Size at Maturity: Large
Availability Date: 09/16/2016
Location: Berwick, PA, 18603
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Mutt Dog For Adoption in Berwick, PA, USA

Physical Attributes
Coat Length Short
Altered Yes
Behavioral Characteristics
OK with Kids Yes
OK with Dogs Yes
Energy Level High
Activity Level Highly Active
Exercise Needs Moderate
Fence Required 6 foot
  • Yard Required
  • Housetrained
Additional Information
Was the Dog Found No

Posted Breed: Coonhound (short coat). Ruger is a very handsome 6 year old Black and Tan Coonhound. True to his breed, he is high energy and loves to be the center of attention. Ruger was trained for hunting, loves other dogs, and is neutered. He currently lives with a 3 year old child and an 11 year old German Shepherd, and a cat. He is looking for a new home where he can be walked several times a day or have the run of a large fenced area. Ruger needs obedience training, but does walk well on a leash with a halti. His nose tends to drive the walk without it. He has no aggression and comes when called. He has been known to counter surf, raid the trash, and steal a bit of food out of the kids' hands when they're not looking. (But hey!---who can blame a guy for passing up an opportunity!) He is a fun loving guy. (And he thinks crates are no fun.) Ruger is waiting for someone to give him a chance! He has a great personality and a charming hound howl. (To put it bluntly, he is not especially quiet!) Ruger would make the perfect pet with a small investment of daily exercise and some basic training and a routine. Just look at those eyes - - waiting for someone to give him a chance. IMPORTANT - PLEASE READ Click here for the ADOPTION APPLICATION if you are interested in adopting this pet. Applications are the first step in the adoption process. Please do not call or email simply to express interest. We are all volunteers and receiving your application saves us time and helps to determine the best match for both people and dogs. We provide as much information as we currently have on each dog in their description. For questions on the adoption process, including fees, please review the Adoption page. If you have additional questions or are interested in adopting, please fill out an adoption application. Once we receive your application someone will be in touch to answer your questions. We do not arrange visits to meet dogs without an application. If you'd like to meet a variety of dogs without filling out an application please attend one of our events, listed under the events link. Thank you!

A.K.A. : A mongrel, mixed-breed dog
Overview: A mongrel, mutt, or mixed-breed dog, is a dog that is not the result of breeding within an existing breed or to modify or create a breed and belongs to no breed. In the United States, the term "mixed-breed" is a favored synonym over "mongrel" among many who wish to avoid negative connotations associated with the latter term. The implication that such dogs must be a mix of defined breeds may stem from an inverted understanding of the origins of dog breeds. Pure breeds have been, for the most part, artificially created from random-bred populations by human selective breeding with the purpose of enhancing desired physical, behavioral, or temperamental characteristics. Dogs that are not purebred are not necessarily a mix of such defined breeds. Therefore, among experts and fans of such dogs, "Mongrel" is still the preferred term.
Breed Group: Unspecified
Country of Origin: Unknown

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