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LindenTree
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09/30/2019 02:38PM
Still deciding on a name, we are leaning toward Smokey or Ember.

He is a 5-6 month old male, 25 pounds and unknown breed. We were told half German Shepard and half Lab, but his foster parents were not sure of that and I am not sure either. Probably some lab in there, maybe German Shepard or Doberman, perhaps some hound.

He is pretty mellow for a puppy and comes from the Fond du Lac rez, and was a stray, soon to be put down. He was fostered for the last month before we adopted him. We rescued him from an animal shelter north of Brainerd and was the third dog we looked at. I think he will be a great addition to our camping activities. He sits and fetches and I will work on water training soon.

Anyone have any guesses on what breeds he may be?

Pictures coming soon.


 
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missmolly
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09/30/2019 03:31PM
I know, I know! He is perfect + so cute.
 
09/30/2019 03:49PM
Giant beagle? Haha! Seriously, looks like a fun pup. Congratulations!
Can’t wait to see him. Any idea how big he’ll be?
 
treehorn
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09/30/2019 03:52PM
Thanks for saving that beautiful pup!
 
LindenTree
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09/30/2019 04:12PM
nctry: "Giant beagle? Haha! Seriously, looks like a fun pup. Congratulations!
Can’t wait to see him. Any idea how big he’ll be?"


The fosters thought 50 - 55 pounds, I hope not much bigger as we are getting older and Elsa weighed in at 85 pounds the other day.
 
Jaywalker
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09/30/2019 04:30PM
What a fabulous little puppy! Congratulations. He looks just great. I'd say lab/shep may be most of him. One photo even made me think maybe a little husky for some reason. Whatever he is, he is handsome. Let us know the name when you decide.
 
Banksiana
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09/30/2019 05:03PM
An absolutely beautiful dog. My guess is Shepherd/yellow lab.
 
x2jmorris
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09/30/2019 05:45PM
I vote Ember as that is a cool unusual name. Also very pretty dog. Enjoy!
 
LindenTree
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09/30/2019 06:33PM
x2jmorris: "I vote Ember as that is a cool unusual name. Also very pretty dog. Enjoy!"

Agree, sounds like we have settled on Ember.
We wanted an unusual/unique, outdoorsy name. Not to mention it fits in with my career as a fire fighter.
 
Bushpilot
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09/30/2019 07:11PM
Good looking dog Linden. Could be Shepard and or Lab. But at 25lbs for 6 months I would say there is some smaller breed in there also.
 
jillpine
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09/30/2019 07:53PM
He's a beauty! Lucky pup! Congratulations. Love the name.
 
justpaddlin
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09/30/2019 08:43PM
He's a fine looking and lucky pup.

We had our mutt DNA tested (it helped that my wife's brother is a vet) and got a totally amazing 3 page summary that tells you the exact background of the father and mother going back three generations along with the characteristics of each breed. It was like an instruction manual...people should come with them.
 
bellolake
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09/30/2019 09:01PM
I'm gonna say shepherd body/coloring, lab face, beagle ears, a genuine mutt. They often times are the best dogs ever. Have fun with him.
 
PuffinGin
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10/01/2019 09:53AM
bellolake: "I'm gonna say shepherd body/coloring, lab face, beagle ears, a genuine mutt. They often times are the best dogs ever. Have fun with him."


Agree with bellolake's comments about how mutt's often are great dogs. I also think he has a lot of beagle look to him.

Congratulations, LT and your wife on getting a new rescue pup. I'm sure Ember will make a nice addition to your household.
 
10/01/2019 10:51AM
Congrats on the new addition. He is a cute guy for sure! Heinz 57's are the best dogs.
 
LindenTree
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10/01/2019 11:57AM
bellolake: "I'm gonna say shepherd body/coloring, lab face, beagle ears, a genuine mutt. They often times are the best dogs ever. Have fun with him."

Funny, the wife and I both thought there was some Beagle in there too.
He is really smart and learns fast but he has recall issues, this is not one I am familiar with in training, since our other dogs had great recall naturally. Maybe that is a Beagle trait.
 
10/01/2019 12:46PM
Recall issues? I think my beagle blood is showing up more every day!
Great looking puppy.
 
mjmkjun
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10/01/2019 02:46PM
Congrats to you & Krista on the new adoption. Banksiana's guess would be a wonderful mix (shepherd-lab) but in the end, it doesn't matter. He is one lucky dog. Elsa must be a bit jealous....or very annoyed by puppy's rambunctiousness. All puppies are lil' rascals. :)
 
10/03/2019 05:05AM
rtallent: "Recall issues? I think my beagle blood is showing up more every day!
Great looking puppy."




And here all along I thought you were a bull dog! Haha!
 
Driftless
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10/03/2019 11:14AM
Great looking pup! Definitely Shepard. As for what else?
 
Mocha
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10/03/2019 12:04PM
love the name! you know, he needs an inaugural trip to the gunfiint. perhaps for your anniversary?
 
arctic
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10/03/2019 07:46PM
A beautiful dog, LindenTree! Looks like a great canoe tripper or general backcountry dog. Fur like that doesn't pick up stickers or a lot of other crap.

The thought that he was scheduled to be "put down" makes me sick.
 
Kampynkate
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10/05/2019 01:38AM
 
Kampynkate
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10/05/2019 01:38AM
 
Kampynkate
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10/05/2019 01:44AM
 
Kampynkate
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10/05/2019 01:51AM
My canoe partner Kate. We entered South Moose?
 
mjmkjun
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10/05/2019 06:00AM
Kampynkate: " "
Kate is just too cute too!
 
10/05/2019 06:35AM
Good size for a canoe partner. My girl is around 45 lbs. and when the boat is empty of packs I put 2 dry sacks of water in the stern to make it trim.

 
10/05/2019 09:33AM
Wow! Cute pup. My first thought is that there might be some huskie in that mix. Does he have a brother or sister pup? Haha. I might be tempted but our cat would revolt!
 
Pinetree
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10/05/2019 10:03AM
Ahh we are getting are puppy pictures out. Cute. They are all cute.
 
LindenTree
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10/06/2019 03:48PM
arctic: "A beautiful dog, LindenTree! Looks like a great canoe tripper or general backcountry dog. Fur like that doesn't pick up stickers or a lot of other crap.
The thought that he was scheduled to be "put down" makes me sick."


Arctic,

I was a little unclear, the shelter was not going to put Ember down.
The shelter stated that the puppy was a stray and was wandering around the Fond du Lac Rez.
The shelter rescued it because the Normal Operating Plan for the Rez is that strays are put down by tribal police after a while.
(I have no idea if what they stated to me was correct).

We have had Ember for a week now and he is doing really well, he is on a good heal, sitting, staying, and fetching. There is a brain in there and we are very pleased so far.
 
Kampynkate
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10/12/2019 06:21AM
11 month old Karilean at the time.
 
HowardSprague
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10/12/2019 09:18AM
He’s beautiful - congrats!!
 
10/12/2019 09:56AM
Oh my he is precious! What a great paddling partner he'll be!
 
Basspro69
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10/12/2019 04:54PM
The breed is called adorable !!!
 
LindenTree
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10/12/2019 06:50PM
Basspro69: "The breed is called adorable !!!"

Ember weighed in at 33 pounds today, vet thinks he is 6 months old.
Guessing he will get to 50#'s or a little more. He is super smart, almost to a fault.
He fetches pretty good, heals are coming along well, sits, stays and has not chewed up anytihg in the house yet, Amazing. He is pretty much house broken.

We still have no idea what breeds he is made of, but part Beagle is alot of everyone's guess. A trainer we had him to last nite didn't think he has any German Shepard, but I'm not sure about that yet.

Krista wants to get him certified as a therapy dog to visit the less fortunate, she did that before with one of our dogs. He loves everyone and acts very socialized.
We are very happy now :-)
 
mjmkjun
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10/13/2019 05:21AM
LindenTree: "
Krista wants to get him certified as a therapy dog to visit the less fortunate, she did that before with one of our dogs. He loves everyone and acts very socialized.
We are very happy now :-)"


That's a great goal. Even a small dose of dog-affection for those confined in care facilities brings warmth and smiles in their day(s).
 
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