With abundant energy and focus, Duggie possesses great presence and demonstrates a natural facility for learning with enthusiastic
attentiveness. He delivers especially impressive, driven obedience. This boy is keen for the tug and ball, with a
pronounced food drive. Dugan has been exposed to a variety of everyday environments and some unusual ones, including
retail stores, heavy land-moving machinery and farm equipment, amusement park, domestic pets and livestock, fireworks
display, children in active play, bodies of water with bridges and docks, high-traffic parks and trails,
loading docks, water sports and swimming, busy urban traffic intersections, and more. Not dog-aggressive, Dugan interacts socially with other dogs with the same confidence and
assurance he brings to his encounters with children and adults. Very high energy with an enthusiastic approach to
training and social interactions, Dugan demonstrates a sound balance of prey and defense drives.
Proving himself an enthusiastic student for new learning, Dugan is building proficiency in his basic
obedience including setz, platz, hier, steh, fuss -- including the long down, sit in motion, down in motion, and stylized Schutzhund turn --
plus such functional commands as crate, car, kennel, leave it,
pfui, shush, wait, and more. He demonstrates a naturally deep nose and mental intensity for footstep ground tracking.
He is currently refining his motivational retrieves and Schutzhund-style heeling.
Dugan enjoys robust health with a deeply pigmented black and red stock coat. His adult dentition is superior. He was recently
evaluated OFA Preliminary Good Hips. Dugan displays a powerful grace in movement. He is presently on a diet of
premium kibble supplemented with raw foods.