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Breed: Terrier Beagle

Age: Baby
Sex: Male
Size: Small
Description: Achristest is a 20 week old energetic black and brindle little mix puppy full of spunk and life. He will probably be about 30lbs full grown and looks similar to a mini black lab. He loves to romp around and play with a variety of dog toys. His favorite games are tug-of-war and wrestling, especially when he gets to play them with other dogs. He also loves to run around in the backyard, chasing or being chased, and like a small child, will play till he’s exhausted and then lays down and sleeps no matter where he may be, whether in his crate or in the middle of the floor.

Achristest gets along well with other dogs and cats. In fact, most of the time he assumes that they all want to play with him, whether they really want to or not. Being a puppy, there are many rules of play Achristest is still learning, like not playing too rough, knowing when to take a break, or not using fingers or clothing as toys, but he is learning quickly. The more he receives consistent training, the faster he learns. Sometimes he needs a time-out when playing with another dog or cat, due to over-stimulation, but a minute or two in his crate calms him right down. When too excited, he will break out into a fit of loud barking. He is house trained, but still needs consistent follow through. He does tend to squirt a little when he gets excited, but this is something that he will learn to control as he gets older. Making sure he gets plenty of potty breaks will decrease the amount of excitement urination that occurs.

Achristest is still learning to walk on a leash. Continuing to reinforce good walking behavior will benefit him greatly. He is also very affectionate. He will often stay by your side when playing, making frequent breaks from his romping to double-check that you are still close by and paying attention to him. When he gets tired, he will curl up next to you or in your lap to cuddle. He also will run over to you after a successful bowel movement to receive some well-earned praise.

Achristest is also crate trained. When put into his crate at night, he will lie down immediately and remain quiet till morning. He is also very good at going into his crate during the day while you are away. However, the moment you come home, he will welcome you with much excitement and enthusiasm.

Achristest will be a great addition to any family. He’s a very loyal and loving young puppy. Although full of a lot of energy, he stills listens very well and learns very quickly. He still needs a lot of consistent training and positive reinforcement in order to continue to learn and grow. However, he is well on his way to being one terrific dog and companion.

Achristest is neutered and up to date with shots. He had been dewormed and microchipped and his adoption fee is $330

You must fill out an adoption application before you are allowed to meet the animal. Please complete the adoption application located on our website.

Small Dog Rescue of MN does not negotiate the adoption fee on our dogs and we must charge sales tax on all adoption fees in order to comply with Minnesota state law. Please note that SDR is philosophically opposed to the idea of buying and selling animals, and we support any future legislation that would remove sales tax from adoption fees. Until then, however, we must charge it.

We are offering a microchip placement for your resident dog for small donation to our rescue

Please note that we do not have a shelter, and all dogs are in foster homes. Since we strive to provide the best possible care for our animals, sometimes we cannot answer emails promptly. Please allow 48 hours for us to respond to you.

You must be 18 years of age to make an adoption request