Acquired: Rescue / shelter organization
Training: Crate, Puppy, Obedience, Agility, Guard dog
Eden, Georgia, United States
Posted May 10, 2019
This is my sweet fur baby Henry. He is a schnauzer/black lab mix and is one of the sweetest dogs I've ever met. We got him in 2007 when he was 4 months old. He looked just like a black lab puppy with long, smooth black hair, but he did have bushy eyebrows and a beard! When he turned a year old his hair started to get more grey and turned into a wired coat. As a puppy, he was pretty well behaved-only those average puppy problems. (Although he did chew a hole in our linoleum floor once!) Here is his sad story of the pound.
We lived in WV when we got him, from a pound. My dad was at the pound looking for a dog when he saw this pup and wanted him. However, he learned that the pound was just about to put him down because of a bare spot on his ear they believed to be a disease. My dad argued with them until they finally allowed him to get Henry, and he took to the vet. Well, as it turned out, Henry was totally fine, and the spot on his ear was from a dog bite.
So, he has been a very sweet boy. He loooves to be the center of attention, and especially loves his belly rubs. He has rarely ever barked, even when the neighbor's dog is barking it's head off. Now he sometimes barks at random stuff outside, but he is currently 12 as of May, 2019, and his vision is getting worse. He also no longer chases squirrels. He seems pretty healthy, except he does now have many tumors. We have had some tested, but thankfully, they have turned out to not hold any cancer.
He sleeps in his cage most times at night, or on the floor. He does not ever play with his toys or try to catch any balls or Frisbees, even when they have a treat in them. He just stands there and watches it land, then, if he's feeling "athletic," he will slowly walk over to it and try to get the treat. He took a while to learn some things, but he learned to sit and hold up his paws (beg) pretty fast. Speaking of begging, he is always trying to get to the table while we're eating, even though we yell at him when he does, and he's even knocked a plate of unfinished food off of the table a few times. To punish him, we normally yell at him depending on how bad it was, and if was real naughty, we yell at him and lock him in his cage for about 5 to 10 minutes. He is the best dog so far we have ever had, and, despite being 12, he often still acts like a puppy. He is the best, sweetest, and cutest doggy ever.