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TEMPERAMENT: Ursus is the sweetest, kindest dog I've met. And I've met a lot of dogs. He's EXTREMELY calm and laid back for a husky, yet he still has the charm and sense of humor of your typical husky. He will talk if he really wants something that you have. I've been trying to work with him on this because I think it's hilarious. Great on a leash. He is submissive to all humans including small children. The people he lived with before me had an infant and a 3 year old who he did fantastic with. I honestly think he misses having kids. Whenever we see them walking or at the park, he gets excited. I have never seen a hint of possessiveness (when it comes to toys, bones, etc) or food aggression. He's great with my heeler mix (who can be very possessive and dominant) and we go to the dog park regularly and he's never had a problem. I also have 2 cats that he is fantastic with. He is curious about them, like any other dog, but not incessant about winning their affections. When I first got him he had a little bit of separation anxiety at first (peeing by the door while I was at work) but it was nothing major or destructive and resolved within a few weeks. I no longer crate him while I'm gone and he does fine. I would recommend crating him at first, though. He loves to lay out in the sun in the backyard. I hope it goes without saying that he needs an indoor home ONLY.
HEALTH: Ursus is probably around 6 or 7 years old. He is neutered, current on vaccines, heartworm negative and on prevention. He has ongoing issues with arthritis and what I suspect to be hip dysplasia. He has trouble going up stairs. Despite this he is spry and active, he will still play and jump around when he is excited. He takes glucosamine and chondrotin supplements daily as well as fish oil capsules and pain pills as needed (I only give him these if we have had a high activity day and he is struggling).
GROOMING: Typical husky, he has a high maintenance coat. He goes to the groomer on a monthly basis at least. He sheds a lot. A LOT. Seriously. I hope you have a good vacuum. He sure looks gorgeous after a furminator bath though...! The groomers at Beau's Bathhouse know him well.
If you have any questions, or want to start a conversation about adopting him just shoot me an e-mail!
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