ADOPTED ON 01-21-17  – This beautiful little guy with the most unique blue eyes that seem to change color was left behind like garbage with his handsome brother and adorable sister at a rental house when some thoughtless tenants decided they weren’t worth keeping. They survived on their own for a while until a call came in and they were rescued. Unfortunately, they were in horrible shape. They were skinny, covered in fleas, and almost bald from a bad case of mange. No puppy should ever have to endure the discomfort of these parasites, and their personalities now are testament to what sweet natured and loving pups they will be when they become a part of a family.

Tank is a Vzsla / Cur mix who just loves to wrestle and tumble around with his siblings. He is the most outgoing of the three siblings and is usually the one to instigate playtime or adventure.  He checks everything out before anyone else can. Tank is very outgoing and playful. He gets along with everyone and all the other dogs at his foster home. He will be a big boy, but appears very smart and eager to please. He will be easy to train in his new home and will sure to be a joy to have around. Will you open your heart and home to Tank and add him to your family? Tank would most likely love to have children to play with. He would be quite an amazing addition to any household!

What is it that dogs have that human’s lack? Tank previous owner discarded him and left him to fend for himself. Dogs give comfort to people when they are upset. It is a fact dog lovers have known for a very long time. A study was done that revealed that dogs truly do respond to human tears and will naturally try to reassure a distressed person. It also turns out dogs will try and comfort anyone who cries, not just their owner. Although there is no way to know for sure if dogs can understand why someone is sad and needs comforting, the study does point out that dogs respond to human emotions.

Thanks to his hard-working foster family, he is healthy and growing fast. Our southern rescuers are the front line of angels that save our dogs, they give their time, money and most important, their hearts to the dogs they save. They work long hours to take care of all our dogs and give with their whole heart and truly loves each and every one of the dogs. They ask for nothing and RDV is truly honored to work with such special people.

Tank deserves a loving family who will show him what a truly happy ending is. He has come a long way indeed, and should be loved as a true member of the family. This adorable guy is looking for a loving family that will dote on him and treat him as he deserves–a lifetime cherished member. Our rescue works from our hearts for our dogs; it is the least we can do for them because they deserve nothing less. We owe it to our dogs that the wonderful people who stand to be the last chapter of their rescue and the first chapter of their new forever lives deserve him.

This dog cannot be adopted to Massachusetts residents due to new laws regarding rescue dogs being prohibited from adoption. Please contact Patricia Cabral at: 617-626-1786 or Mike Cahill at: 617-626-1794 for questions regarding what dogs you are allowed to adopt.

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The following is basic helpful information and does not reflect the personality of dog mixes.

PLEASE TAKE A MINUTE TO CHECK OUT THE SECTION BELOW:  RDVG wants to provide you with as much information as we can because some of our mix breeds you might not be familiar with.  The below section on “About the Breed” offers  information on some of the Breed Characteristics, Children & Pets, Behavior and Personality, Temperament and more.

It is important to point out that in addition to the breed, there is an enormous variety in the way a dog acts and reacts to the world around him. In the end, your dog’s preferences and personality are as individual as you are–and if you can accept that–then you’re bound to enjoy each other.

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VIZSLA QUICK FACTS

  • Height:1 foot, 9 inches to 2 feet tall at the shoulder
  • Weight:45 to 65 pounds
  • Life Span:10 to 14 years

IDEAL HUMAN COMPANION

  • Singles
  • Seniors
  • Families
  • Joggers and hikers
  • Experienced dog handlers
TRADMARK TRAITS

  • Energetic
  • Curious
  • Loyal
  • Gentle
  • Affectionate
  • Cute “chrysanthemum”
  • Lively

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 ABOUT THE VIZSLA BREED

The Vizsla’s strong elegant body, alert face and unusual coat color are a striking presence. But the Vizsla’s isn’t just about good looks. This all-purpose dog forms strong attachments and loves to be a part of family activities, whether a game of Frisbee or a run in the park. Your Vizsla puppy is both smart and loving. He’ll be up for anything, as long as he can do it with you. They are low to moderate shredders and need only weekly brushings to keep them free of loose hair. They rarely need baths and don’t have a strong doggy odor.

CHILDREN & DOGS

Vizsla’s are loving and gentle. This breed is reliable with children, able to adapt quickly to family life, and is generally good with other dogs. They usually have a sensitive temperament, they are alert and responsive. In the past few years this breed has become popular dog.

TEMPERAMENT

Vizslas are gentle, energetic dogs that form strong bonds with their families. They have been known to follow their owners around the house… all day. They like to move about and play—but they easily adapt to family life and get along with everybody. They are easy to train, as they love to please its owner.

PERSONALITY

Though attached to their owners, Vizslas are generally friendly with other people and pets. They are alert to movements and sounds around the house, of course, but they don’t make the best watchdogs.

TALK ABOUT VIZSLA’S

Affectionate and Lankily Clumsy
I love my two Vizsla rescue doggies, a brother and sister. These two came into my life at the best time and have been my buddies through thick and thin. While they aren’t conducive to sleeping in, their companionship is one that I treasure!

They are definitely “Velcro” dogs as they love being with me all the time and are extremely affectionate. Having the bed to myself is not an option with these two! They are beautiful, with a sense of “Bambi on ice” as they are at times clumsy with their lanky legs. I always receive compliments on how striking they are when we are out walking or at the local bark park.

~Laurie, owner of two Vizslas

Walks are great, but chasing the ball is better

Vizslas are the most affectionate, loving dogs anyone could possibly ever want. They love everyone, but they have a strong protective instinct with strangers or when someone comes to the house or rings the doorbell. I take my vizsla camping and she loves it. She is the best watchdog.

Vizslas love for you to go out and throw the ball a couple times a day, go for rides in the car, and just generally be with them almost all the time. Walks are great, too, but chasing the ball is better. My Vizsla is the best companion dog I have ever had, and they are clean and smell good, too!

~Jan M. B., owner of a Vizsla

TALK ABOUT VIZSLA’S

Beautiful, loving velcro dog

I absolutely love my Viszla. She is the most affectionate dog I have ever known. I take her with me almost everywhere I go and she loves riding in the truck. We’ve even taken her on several overnights and she does well in a hotel room. I would recommend this breed to anyone who has time to spend exercising them. We walk daily and she has the run of our fenced-in yard. She loves everyone.

~Ken M., owner of a Viszla

Loving, affectionate, and very clean

Our Red Lab/Vizsla mix is the most affectionate dog we’ve ever had. He’s a total Velcro dog, follows us everywhere. He’s always ready to go. He acts like a cat, always grooming himself, Vizslas are notorious for doing this –they’re extremely clean. He’s very protective of us and his home. He could probably be a bomb dog because he’ll smell and find anything! We love him so much.

~Debbie c, owner of a Vizsla mix

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QUICK FACTS

  • Height: 18 – 26 inches
  • Weight: 30 – 60 pounds
  • Life Average: 10-14  years
  • Color(s): known affectionately as Darkie.
  • Health. No known hereditary conditions.
IDEAL HUMAN COMPANIONS

  • Kid Friendly
  • Singles
  • Seniors
  • Active Family
  • Hiking Companion
  • Families with older children

 

TRADEMARK TRAITS

  • Protective
  • Active
  • Affectionate
  • Versatile
  • Does well in all climates

 

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ABOUT THE BREED
These dogs are very responsive to kindness and are family-oriented but wary of strangers. Curs have an outstanding disposition and love kids. They are protective of the property and family, but not overly protective or aggressive. Basically, they have the sense to know when there’s trouble and when there’s not. People who have these dogs say owning a Cur is an enjoyable endeavor for the whole family. They will amaze you daily and will try to please you every way they physically can. As one owner said, he “believed they would cut wood for him if they could.”

Cur dogs are devoted to family, but may be wary of strangers. They are a medium size dog originating in southeastern Kentucky by the Stephen Family, developed from a strain of Mountain Cur, this breed is nicknamed “Darkie” for its dark, rich coat color.

CHILDREN & PETS

Cur dogs do well around other dogs, they are easy to train and get along with children. It’s a happy and playful dog that loves to frolic and have a good time with kids. All dogs need plenty of opportunities for exercise each and every day.

BEHAVIOUR AND PERSONALITY

Cur is easy to train, are highly trainable and courageous. As with all dogs, humans should establish dominance in the relationship right away to avoid behavioral issues. This dog is smart and loves positive reinforcement with a kind and gentle demeanor.

PERSONALITY

Due to their high intelligence, 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. Humans MUST be higher up in the order than the dog. The humans must be the ones making the decisions, not the dogs. That way your relationship with your dog can be a complete success.

TEMPERAMENT

Many people have said that the Cur dogs will not get along with cats and other small animals which others have found that if you teach them from a young age they will respect all animals inside the home. At times she can be very precious and at other times very bold and brave. They loves games and seems to do well in a suburban setting with lots of exercise. They love daily walks and love to play fetch. They are shy around strangers, not aggressive but very submissive.

 PUPPIES BEHAVIOR, GROWTH & DEVELOPMENT
Each stage of Puppy Growth and development is fascinating; by the time it reaches its first birthday a puppy is considered a mature, adult dog. Puppy Growth rate is fast compared to humans, just compare a puppy of 8 weeks to a baby of the same age.

One of the most common questions asked about a puppy’s growth and development rate refers to the eventual size of the puppy. How big will the puppy grow? How can you determine the adult size of a puppy? A young puppy is tiny and cute – everyone loves puppies! But will the puppy be suited to your environment? How much exercise will be required for a full grown dog? Will the puppy be a suitable pet for children? The breed of the puppy will determine the answers to these questions. A general response to the size and growth rate of a puppy and the adult size of a puppy is therefore not possible – it needs to be specific to the puppy’s breed.

ANIMAL BEHAVIOR GUIDELINES

Many children, especially very young ones, do not realize that pets are living animals and not toys. Failing to teach a child how to handle pets properly can result in suffering on the part of the pet and, in some cases, injury to the child. Taking introductions slowly will allow you to introduce family dogs and your children safely

CHILDREN & DOGS    

THIS IS YOUR JOB  

 NOT THE DOGS

WHAT ARE DOGS?

Dogs are animal first and when you are not around to tell them what to do, the animal behavior will respond.

Children are spontaneous and dogs don’t know how to react to their impulsive behavior – it does not mean they don’t like children.

Dogs don’t understand them because they live by rules – don’t get on the bed, go outside to do your business etc.

EXAMPLE FROM THE DOGS EYES:

If someone was running at you, whipping a sword in the air, yelling and wearing a cape – what would your response be?

THE ANSWER: In order to be sure that everyone is safe, you cannot leave an animal to supervise or deal with children under the age of 8. Therefore, if you leave the room, adult supervision of the dog and children, 24 hours day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year must be taken seriously.

YOUR CHOICES ARE IF YOU NEED TO STEP AWAY:

  1. Leave another adult in charge—let them know that you are leaving;
  2. Take the dog with you;
  3. Take the child with you;
  4. Put the dog in a crate or room with a closed door.

The above are very easy basic solutions that let a dog know you are in charge and that you will keep everyone safe. If something happens, you can’t undo it.

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CHILDREN AND PETS
Ten Safety Tips for Children Meeting Dogs

  1. Always teach children how to approach and touch dogs
  2. Always supervise any interactions between dogs and young children to prevent any biting or ear or tail pulling on the part of either party.
  3. Teach your child never to approach any dog while he’s eating or sleeping or to try to take the dog’s food away. No dog, no matter how friendly, should ever be left unsupervised with a child.
  4. Children need to be taught how to approach and touch dogs, and always supervise any interactions between dogs and young children.

5.  No dog should ever be left unsupervised with a child because often-young children don’t understand that a cute little dog, or any dog, might not want “love and kisses.”

6.  Never let young children pick up a puppy or small dog. Instead, make them sit on the floor with the dog in their lap. Pay attention to the dog’s body language, and put him safely in his crate if he appears to be unhappy or uncomfortable with the child’s attention.

7. Always teach children how to approach and touch dogs, and always supervise any interactions between dogs

8. Teach your child never to approach any dog while he’s eating or sleeping or to try to take the dog’s food away. No dog should ever be left unsupervised with a child.

9.   Be prepared dogs will protect themselves

10.  Most important, it is your responsibility to make sure that your children and the dog are supervised at all times and safe. You cannot leave it up to the dog, the dog is an animal and will behave like an animal. They rely on us to guide and protect them, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

THIS IS YOUR JOB, NOT THE DOGS

 

PUPPY BEHAVIOR, GROWTH & DEVELOPMENT

PUPPIES BEHAVIOR, GROWTH & DEVELOPMENT
Each stage of Puppy Growth and development is fascinating; by the time it reaches its first birthday a puppy is considered a mature, adult dog. Puppy Growth rate is fast compared to humans, just compare a puppy of 8 weeks to a baby of the same age.

One of the most common questions asked about a puppy’s growth and development rate refers to the eventual size of the puppy. How big will the puppy grow? How can you determine the adult size of a puppy? A young puppy is tiny and cute – everyone loves puppies! But will the puppy be suited to your environment? How much exercise will be required for a full grown dog? Will the puppy be a suitable pet for children? The breed of the puppy will determine the answers to these questions. A general response to the size and growth rate of a puppy and the adult size of a puppy is therefore not possible – it needs to be specific to the puppy’s breed.

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3 to 7 Weeks Old

Weaned between the ages of 3 and 7 weeks
During the ages of 3 to 7 weeks its first teeth, or milk teeth will appear
Taught basic behavior disciplines from its mother
Develop by socializing with other dogs and animals and people
Will stand up and start walking
At the age of 3 weeks a puppy will develop its sense of smell
At 3 weeks the puppy will begin to bark and show social development such as wagging its tail, growling and baring its teeth
Up to the age of 4 weeks the mother will be with the puppy almost constantly
The puppy has good use of its legs and is able to chase
Between 4 and 5 weeks the mother will gradually spend time away from her puppies
Rapid growth and development rate at this stage
Interaction with litter mates leading to Order of Dominance
After weaning puppies need to receive a series of vaccines in order to develop immunity on their own. Vaccinations for puppies generally include distemper, hepatitis, leptospirosis, parainfluenza, parvovirus, rabies, and sometimes Bordetella

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7 to 12 weeks

Puppies are usually found new homes at this age it starts focusing attention on its owner rather than other puppies
The first fear period of the puppy begins
A puppy starts to learn it name but still has a short attention Average
The puppy will start house training
At first, the puppy should be fed four times a day. (Feedings should be reduced to twice a day by the time a puppy is mature or even once a day in the case of a dog that gets little exercise)
The puppies motor skills improve
The puppy will use its basic instincts to naturally explore its new environment and the different things within it
Puppies will still sleep a lot and grow as they are sleeping. During times of stress, a dog raises its hackles – the hair along the neck and spine
Puppy training must begin and pups need to be made aware of your rules

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12 to 16 weeks

The first of the permanent teeth will work through
Ensure the puppy has plenty of attention and toys to play with
At this age a puppy might demonstrate Pack Leader Behavior and test who is the Boss. A puppy will challenge your authority
Puppy Growth and Development & Behavior between 4 and 8 months
The adult teeth continue to come through and during this time puppies need to chew! The incisors and the canines are very important because the dog bites and tears at its food with these teeth
Provide them with items to chew
The confidence of the puppy will now have grown as would its physical size
The puppy will be showing interest in chasing other Puppies at this age and starts to become independent

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8 months to 1 year

Feeding frequency should be considered – reduce to 2 or 3 meals per day
Some dogs reach sexual maturity at the age of eight months
The puppy is old enough to start Obedience Classes or a professional training program
The puppy would have grown to approximately half to three quarters the size of and adult
Female dogs would have probably reached their eventually height but will to continue to’fill out’

 

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 12 months old

Puppies are now considered to have finished their development and growth rate and are viewed as adult dogs.
Although sexually mature beforehand, a dog usually does not attain full growth until at least its first birthday.

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WHAT  THE ADOPTION FEE PAYS FOR 

Worm Puppies Every 2 Weeks Till 12 WeeksWorm Every Month Till Six MonthsPregnant & nursing momma’s wormed moreAfter That Dogs should be wormed every three months
1ST DHPPGiardia Snap TestBloodTestsOffice Visit Fee – at least five Visits
2ND DHPPHeart Worm Snap TestAntibioticsHealth Certificate
3RD DHPPParvo Snap TestEar & Eye MedicationSkin Scraping
BordetallaFecal TestFlea & Tick MedicationTransport
RabiesEar TestX-RaysSpay / Neuter
Kennel Cough BoosterEye TestDewormerCollars
LeptospirosisCorona BoosterHW PillsHead Cones

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.

AgeDOB: 3/3/16
Life Average10-14 Years
SexMale
Weight21-30lbs
LocationWinnsboro LA
BreedVizsla/Cur Mix/
Purebred
AlteredNo
FeeAll Shots + Transport - 450
UTDYes
RDV#RDV718
DogsYes
CatsUnknown
Children8 to 14, Over 14
HouseLearning
EnergyMedium
FenceHelpful
CrateYes
LeashLearning
CarLearning
Personality This adorable guy is looking for a loving family that will dote on him and treat him as he deserves--a lifetime cherished member
OrganizationRescue Dog Village Guardian, Inc.
NameKris
Phone860.940.3350
LocationPreston, CT
Emailrescuedogvillage@yahoo.com
FacebookRescue Dog Village Guardian, Inc.

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Look at that face, Tank is a truly a special guy and has captured all the hearts of us at RDVG


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  1. Introducing Your Dog to a New Home
  2. Cesar’s House Rules
  3. How do I stop a dog from jumping?

Click the expand button in the lower right corner of each video to view full-screen. See Cesar Millan’s tips on dog behavior.

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IMPORTANT POINTS ABOUT PACK LEADERS
It is a natural instinct for a dog to have an order in its pack, therefore, the only way your relationship with your dog can be a complete success you must be the pack leader:

  • When we humans live with dogs,we become their pack
  • The entire pack cooperates under asingle leader
  • Lines are clearly defined andrules are set
  • Dogs communicateshis displeasure with growling and eventually biting
  • Humans MUST be higherup in the order than the dog.
  • The humans must be the ones making the decisions, not the dogs.

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HOUSE-TRAINING
Schedule Feeding Time – Find your dog’s schedule so that you can work with that

  • Feed your dog on a regular schedule time, always within a half hour of the time

Schedule Water – Help your dog bee successful

  • Keep a schedule for water, however, you should design a schedule that fits you
  • Remove the water dish after the first feeding in the morning
  • After the night feeding, leave water dish for two hours, then take it up
  • Before your last walk for the night, put the water dish down about an hour before
  • Then walk your dog 45 minutes after he has had water. There will might be days where that might be an exception for water.

 Schedule Walking Time – Find your dog’s schedule, then gently move it to your schedule.

  • Start by taking the dog out every two hours for two days, if he goes every two hours,
  • Then take him out every three hours, for two days,
  • Until you reach the time frame you need – every six hours—eight hours etc

One accident in the house, there is a urine smell that the dog detects and his instinct to continue mark where he smells urine.

  • This is how wild dogs let other dogs know that this territory is taken and for dogs not in the pack to go elsewhere.
  • If your dog has an accident in the house, spray the area with 3 parts vinegar and 1 part water,
  • Brush with a soft brush,
  • Put a towel on top to absorb the liquid,
  • Then take it outside where you want him to go,
  • Take it out of the bag and put it on the ground,
  • Praise your dog when he goes outside.

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