Vegas is a lean and tall 1.5 year old German Shepherd/Belgian Malinois mix who came to us after spending nearly 3 months at the local shelter. Vegas was surrendered to the shelter after his owner passed away where due to shelter overcrowding, he was constantly overlooked. Vegas was said to have lived with two little dogs prior to coming to the shelter.
Vegas is an active boy who is just jazzed to be alive. He loves people and other dogs, so much he is getting some help from his foster mom, who is a dog trainer, to learn what personal space is. He is being taught that all four paws belong on the ground and jumping up to give kisses isn't always appropriate. He is crate trained and learning 'place', or a go to your bed command which has helped him settle down in the home. He is also learning not to pull on a leash or walk up and greet every dog and person he sees.
While at the shelter, Vegas did need a kennel with a secure top on it as he was climbing out. We think this was due to overstimulation and stress in the shelter environment as he has not displayed this behavior in his foster home, but a home with a securely fenced yard and supervision is strongly recommended.
Vegas would do best in a home with an active family, older children as he can be very jumpy and exuberant and may knock small kids over and someone who will continue proper socialization and boundaries. Vegas is a dog who will require daily mental and physical stimulation to have his needs met. He is a smart boy and if he's bored, he will find something to do. Vegas doesn't care much for the ball or other tug toys but he does enjoy something to chew on.
It is unknown how Vegas does with cats and small critters.
This is a Level 3 Dog. Please be sure you understand what a dog of this Level requires.