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Boxer (short coat) : : Male (not neutered, but will be before adoption) : : Adult : : Large
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8/8 UPDATE: Hans has had his second exam and echocardiogram with the canine heart specialist. While there has been some improvement from the baloon valvuloplasty, it did not improve as much as was hoped. Hsns is in the lower moderate quadrent for pumonic stenosis. He was healthy enough to have his neuter surgery. During the surgery, his heart maintained healthy, constant, and unaffected from the anethiesia and surgery. All good news. It is still not known as to what direction the stenosis could go and what his heart condition will be in his later years. He is currently not on any medication and the first thing would be to put him on a beta blocker if the murmur returns.
6/23 UPDATE: Hans has continued to improve over the past month in my home as my foster. He is a loving boy who wants to be your constant companion. My neighbor boys have been taking him for walks when the weather is rigbht and Hans is fabulous on a leash. He has stayed in his special crate for up to 5 hours without issue. He even went on his own to take a nap in there for the first time the other day. This is a huge step for Hans! Hans loves to play with toys although with young children he may get over excited and take it out of their hands before they have a chance to throw the ball or stuffed toy. The next big hurdle for Hans is to have a recheck on his heart valves to make sure they are open and working correctly. If that is the case then he is scheduled to be neutered on Aug. 3rd. I really think Hans would benefit from another young dog with lots of energy that can play, play, and play some more with him. Check him out!
5/25 UPDATE: Hans has completed a 6 week training program and is back with his foster mom. Hans learned quite a few things at the boot camp and we learned more about him as well. Hans excelled at time with other dogs in play groups. He is Mr. Social with dogs of all sizes and ages. He is a big strong boy but appears to understand who can handle rough play and who needs him to be gentle. Hans loves showing off his obedience skills of come, sit, stay, and down. Hans wants to be a good boy but at times he is still a young goofball and needs proper control from his human. He loves to walk and walks well on a leash. Hans is still having some major issues with being crated. He must have an alcatraz crate because he can destroy both the wire and plastic crates. He cannot be left alone and free in a home because his anxiety issues cause him to scratch at doors and windows to get to his person. But if you are looking for a constant companion and a dog that is fun, goofy, and has a ton of potential, Hans is your guy.
1/26 UPDATE:Hans is currently undergoing a two-week decompression period and may need additional training.
Hans would benefit from an experienced boxer owner or one who is comfortable working with a deaf dog. Hans does have separation anxiety and is a bit of a wild child. Hans came back to rescue after being adopted because the resident dog decided he needed to be an only dog. Hans is definitely rambunctious in nature at this moment but we are sure his manners will come back in time and with reinforced training. He needs consistency and boundaries in his life. Check back often for a progress report.
More about Hans
Good with Dogs, Not Good with Cats
Special Needs: Deaf; moderate pulmonic stenosis (Pulmonic stenosis results from the pulmonary valve leaflets sticking together, preventing complete opening of the valve when the heart contracts obstructing blood flow.)