ADOPTED ON 09-12-14 – Rue wants to entertain you; she is the kind of dog that you think is trying to talk. Describing her as animated hits the nail on the head, as you will agree when you see her dancing playfulness. She has the uncanny ability to be goofy and make those humans that watch her laugh and enjoy her company. Her foster mom describes her as a “clown and the life of the party”.
The list of what Rue doesn’t like is very short. She likes people, kids, food, other dogs, toys etc. We really have not found something she doesn’t like. Her life before her foster home was without laughter, good food, running free, hugs—not much to be cheerful about till her southern foster made room in her home for her. She has a unique diverse personality and will switch to sitting at attention with a very noble and loyal air to her that will make you wonder if this is even the same dog.
Rue was found as a stray roaming the streets; this beautiful Cur was rescued from the Winnsboro Dog Pound and the volunteers all said that she has the “best personality.” Anybody that knows her will tell you, “Be careful, her favorite thing to do is sit in your lap and turn over and have her belly scratched.” She is the kind of dog that would prefer a kind caress over all else — even food! Like most of us in life she just wants love and as soon as you meet her, she will win you over instantly.
Rue is very active, well she is a pup still, and greets each day with excitement because she knows she has been rescued. She is house trained however, when dogs change home, they do need time to adjust to their new schedule. She is very very smart so she will catch on real quick with the right directions from her new family. She does eat very quickly and like most rescues should be fed separately for the first few months. Once she realizes that the food will keep coming, she will slow down. She has no fears or special needs, is in excellent health, and up to date on all her vaccinations for the first year.
Rue has a magically talent of knowing just the right amount of roughness she can display while playing with people of all ages. She loves children and has the energy to keep up with them. A home where there is activity, children or another dog would be great but not necessary if your home is full of long walks, hiking or outdoor activities. Playing is something new for her, she embraces every moment she has and will stay busy on her own with toys around her. She loves interacting and playing with other dogs any size, sex or breed—she sees life and wants to experience all of it.
Rue’s personality is true to the Cur breed, as a house pet she is very affectionate, intelligent, obedient and an easy-going companion. She can be sensitive and when exposed to constant abuse and neglect, will lose her affectionate and spirit. Dogs that are clowns can simultaneously be intellectuals. She is perfect for a family and enjoys the company of others.
Rue is ready to make a special family her best friend; she loves everything and everyone. Her soft, fun-loving eyes melt you instantly, and you know that this powerfully built and amazingly symmetrical and special dog wants nothing more than to be loved and cherished as a family companion, Rue is likely to slide right into your heart—so make room.
FACTS ABOUT THE CUR BREED
Rue’s coat is short, smooth and soft with a fine undercoat. She is energetic, alert, strong, easy to train and very easygoing. Breed colors include, yellow, brindle, black, brindle and black, often with white points. Breeders proudly report that 50% or more of puppies are born with bobtails and Rue does have that adorable bobtail.
The Cur breed has been known to possess the toughness and courage to confront a very angry, very large cat and Curs have learned to be decisive and valiant. They are also known to be silent which makes them an excellent guard dog. Cur’s are noted and admired for their courage; they are willing to face a squealing razorback or an angry wildcat when it is cornered. They also have a strong desire to please its master. They are very protective of the property and family; nevertheless, without an owner who is more dominant than itself, it can become over-protective.
IMPORTANT POINTS ABOUT PACK LEADERS
It is a natural instinct for a dog to have an order in its pack. When we humans live with dogs, we become their pack. The entire pack cooperates under a single leader. Lines are clearly defined and rules are set. Because a dog communicates his displeasure with growling and eventually biting, all other humans MUST be higher up in the order than the dog. The humans must be the ones making the decisions, not the dogs. That is the only way your relationship with your dog can be a complete success.
The Cur dog is a very active working dog that needs a lot of daily exercise which means it needs to be taken on a daily, long, brisk walk or jog. While out on the walk the dog should be made to heel beside or behind the person holding the lead, as in a dog’s mind the leader leads the way, and that leader needs to be the human.
DISCLAIMER: THE BREED POSTED ON OUR DOGS’ BIOGRAPHIES ARE OUR BEST GUESS BASED ON SEVERAL YEARS OF DOG RESCUE. ADOPTERS WHO NEED TO KNOW THE EXACT BREED OF A PARTICULAR DOG MUST HAVE THE DOG TESTED AT THEIR OWN EXPENSE.
Application instructions: click the link below to apply for adoption of this dog.
|Life Average||12-16 Years|
|Breed||Dark Brintle Cur/|
|Fee||All Shots + Transport - 450|
|Organization||Rescue Dog Village Guardian, Inc.|
Watch this short video of Rue with her southern foster.
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