Zubin is a stunning four-year-old Belgian Malinois mix. Weighing in at 110 pounds, he is a big stocky boy. Zubin came to us from a local area shelter so nothing is known about his background. He was likely an outdoor only dog because everything in the home seems unfamiliar to him. He originally didn't really want to come inside, and while still unsure, he is coming in more and more, and will settle if you close the door and shut him in.
Zubin doesn't know any commands, and while he seems to enjoy walks, he has no leash manners and will cut you off if he wants to go investigate something. Fortunately, he doesn't pull much. Zubin could stand to get in better shape, he tends to slow down and walk behind you for the third mile. Out on a walk squirrels are of interest to him, he currently avoids the roosters, and he has not barked or reacted to dogs who bark or react to him.
Zubin likes to play ball, but doesn't really bring it back very well yet. Be careful if you have it in your hand, sometimes he will jump to grab it not realizing that there is a hand there as well. Zubin doesn't seem to have much interest in other toys at this time, but that may change as he learns to engage more with his human.
Zubin gets along with the large male and female shepherds in his foster home. He likes the female, and the old guy, but is a little unsure about the younger confident males, and tries to avoid them, although every day he mingles with them a little more. Zubin seems like he could live as an only dog, or with a female dog buddy.
Zubin is definitely a work in progress. This boy is sweet, funny, and really wants to be loved by his human. He is also unsure, somewhat stubborn, and a little pushy. This boy needs rules and structure, training and exercise to be the best boy he can be.
This is a Level 3 Dog. Please be sure you understand what a dog of this Level requires.
Added February 2021