Personality: Winston is the most affectionate Husky ever! He loves to get as much people attention as possible. In Winston's mind he is just one big fluffy lap dog. Winston walks well on a leash and enjoys going for a stroll. For a middle age boy, Winston is still pretty active and he will need regular walks mixed with some hikes or light jogging.
History: Winston came to us from another shelter.
Dog skills: Winston participates in playgroups at HSSV with other dogs. He does best with social, playful female dogs but can be selective with male dogs. With appropriate matches, he will engage in chase play. Regular play dates with a playful female dog would be very beneficial to keep up the positive dog encounters.
Cat skills: We have no history on how Winston is around cats however adopters should be aware of breed tendencies towards small animals.
Leash Skills: Once comfortable in his environment Winston has shown signs of being reactive towards other dogs when on leash and through a barrier. He is easy to re-direct by calling him away from fence or walking away until other dog is out of sight.
Medical: Winston has been diagnosed with periodontal disease (also known as gum disease or dental disease). This disease is extremely common in dogs and cats, especially as they age. Periodontal disease occurs when bacterial plaque causes inflammation of the gums and eventual destruction of the bone in which the teeth are anchored.
Winston had a dental cleaning recently at HSSV. Dental care is an on-going process that will need to be addressed for the life of the dog. The adopting family is encouraged to discuss continuing dental care for Winston with their family veterinarian or a veterinary dentist.
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