DOG OF THE MONTH
Dog size: irrelevant. Heart size: big
Breed: Hanover hound mix | Age: 3 years old | Male
Tristan is a beautiful Hanover Hound mix purchased from a puppy mill when he was very young to train as a hunting dog. Tristan’s destiny is similar to thousands of mix and pure-breed dogs, and people repeat mistakes that lead to tragedies. It is a tragedy to end up abandoned in a shelter or on the streets for any dog. Tristan recognized his name and barked gratefully. He was ready to learn as much as possible to please his person. Learning to be a good hunting dog is not an easy job and it requires special training and patience. We don’t know if Tristan was given enough time or whether he had a good trainer, but unfortunately, his efforts were not appreciated because he was abandoned.
In his kennel, Tristan is the alpha dog but he doesn’t start fights. He has a strong personality.
Outside the kennel, in our presence, Tristan is a sweetheart and desperate for attention, hugs and kisses.
Tristan walks on a leash, but he would need someone with enough experienced to understand his hunting heritage, someone who would enjoy regular exercises, outdoor walks, someone who will closely monitor his instincts. He is a large, powerful dog. He needs an alpha leader, one that will spoil him as he deserves and never abandon him again.