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Basset Hound / Spinone Italiano Mix

Overall satisfaction

4.5/5

Acquired: Other (stray, given dog by friend etc.)

Gender: Male

Training: Socializing, Obedience

Quick to learn and train

1/5

Emotionally stable

2/5

Family oriented

4/5

Child safety

4/5

Safe with small pets

0/5

Doesn’t bark a lot

1/5

Health

3/5

Easy to groom

2/5

Great watch dog

4/5

Great guard dog

5/5

I was dating with him rather than with my girlfriend

By

2000, Hungary

Posted September 29, 2016

I would have never thought I'd own a dog until a few years ago, as I was mostly a cat person. Then my parents had a dog, and I started dating with my actual girlfriend who had this funny , hairy and chubby 3 (now 5) years old boy.
We live together and I mostly work from home, so I started take care of him and I really struggle not to see him around when we are out, or when I have to work far away from home. My girlfriend says he is literally depressed when I'm absent for more than a week.
The beginning was pretty tough, cause he's not that friendly with people that he doesn't know, so he was very protective to his human mom. It took a few weeks to let him accustomed to my presence.
The training is a bit hard, as he has a totally different behavior according to the person he's dealing with. He listen 99% of what my girlfriend says, to me it lowers maybe to 80%, while he tends to bark to nearly anyone else. On the other hand, he's extremely sweet and shows his happiness very openly.

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