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Chandon (aka Hoover) is one of the “Bubbles pups” born in foster care on December 10, 2020. His mom was a rescue dog from Mexico who was rescued shortly before giving birth. As he seems to love cleaning up anything on the floor, his foster family has been calling him Hoover.
Hoover is adorable and is most often a kind, playful puppy. At times he plays pretty roughly with his sister, Cristal, who is also in foster care with him. Although he does not play roughly with other dogs he’s met, including the nine year old golden retriever in his foster home. He clearly learned to respect his elders. He even seems to get along with the cat in his foster home, although the cat usually keeps his distance.
Hoover gets along easily with any people that enter the house, quicky going up to them to get pets and love. He doesn’t love sitting on laps for long, but enjoys taking a nap next to you if you let him on the couch. On a recent trip in the motorhome, Hoover traveled well, just settling in to his crate to take a nap.
While he looks a bit like a yellow lab, DNA testing on Hoover shows he has no lab in him at all although he seems to have a little bit of everything else:
12.5% Golden Retriever
12.5% Cocker Spaniel
12.5% Russell Terrier
12.5% German Shepherd
The DNA results say his ideal weight is between 29 – 50 pounds. He’s a bit of a chunky monkey so we expect he’ll likely be closer to 50 pounds when full grown. At 13 weeks, he weighed 18 pounds.
Hoover sleeps well in a crate at night, putting himself to bed most nights like clockwork at 8 PM. He’s doing well with potty training. His foster often leaves the backdoor open so he can go out as needed. He’s content to go in his crate when his foster needs to run an errand during the day, but we’d like to find a home where someone is home most of the time.
My Ideal Home
His mom, Bubbles, did not get along well with other dogs she met in foster care. Hoover seems to do well with others, but we’ve definitely noticed resource guarding where he will growl at other dogs and even humans when they come near a toy he does not want to give up. For this reason, the ideal home for Hoover will have:
– An owner who has experience with medium to large size dogs, especially ones who have resource-guarded in the past
– No young children
– Either no other dogs – or a large dog who will gently keep Hoover in his place as he grows older.
– Someone home with him much of the time and willing to train him to grow into his best self.
Overall Hoover is a spectacular dog who everyone he meets seems to fall in love with. However, he is a puppy and can be a pushy, stubborn one at times. He seems to learn quickly, but will need consistent training to bring out all of his best features.
Want to Adopt me?
Chandon’s Rep email has been removed because he is going to have a “Meet and Greet” in a few days. We are no longer accepting any adoption email applications. Thank you!