Marshal is a 1.5 year old, male, brindle with white trim, 70lb, Great Dane X Pointer. We don’t know if he’s an English Pointer or German Short Haired Pointer.
When we first got Marshal we were told all sorts of things from people that had known him. We weren’t sure what to believe at first, so we took him on and we have got to know him very well over these last two months. We have fallen in love with the big lug, and we are wanting to find him his perfect home. Marshal is one of the most kind, sweet, affectionate and gentle dogs with a very loving soul. He loves to play with other dogs of all sizes and is very good around them, even if they are rude to him, he tends to be very passive about it all. Marshal is very well house trained and crate trained, he is very food motivated, loves playing with his toys and ball, and he is pretty good on leash, but will pull if he sees wildlife. When he does pull he is quite strong, but he listens well to his person and he is very intelligent. He understands many commands and we believe with his intelligence he has endless learning possibilities to the person that’s willing to show him the way with positive reinforcement training. Marshal is a sensitive boy that will not do well with any type of adverse training tools. His old trainer that worked with him before we got him used a shock collar for months on him and it definitely made Marshal an unconfident and fearful dog of new humans. Thankfully, with the right training for the last couple months Marshal has started to open up positively to strangers. That’s being said, Marshal will still react to some strangers that get close to him and his person or persons. This is the only thing he truly needs continued training with. At this time Marshal will need an adopter that has large breed experience that is strong, has the time, patience, will and love to help Marshal become a very confident dog within himself and with other humans. We will only be placing Marshal into a home that has a large and secure yard or property out of the city, has no other people living in the home, no cats, does not have many people come over, and is willing to take the time with us to help him become the confident dog he’s destined to be. Marshal is truly an amazing dog, he just has the one behavioral issue that he’s slowly getting better with. We are very proud of this boy and we are excited to find him his perfect home.
If you are serious about wanting to meet and potentially foster to adopt Marshal, please apply at raincoastdogrescue.com