Charlie is an 18 month to 2 year old neutered male. When Charlie is tired he loves to sit next to you and be loved. He sleeps through the night in his crate but doesn’t like the crate to much when people are at home. He is a very active pup with a whole lot of energy. He plays in the back yard for hours if you let him. He will go outside around 7 until 10 and then we bring him in because it gets to hot. Then we put him out later afternoon for 2 or 3 hours. He loves our 11 and 13 year old grandchildren and demands their attention when they come to visit. I do not know about little children as we don’t have any around. Charlie does wake up startled quit often though and he starts barking and spinning in circles very fast. When we need to waken him we tap him lightly so not to startle him, so I would say no little children.
We have 5 dogs of our own and Charlie has gotten along with them very well until about 2 months ago and he got into it with our 3 1/2 year old yellow lab, Bruiser. Our yellow lab is the calmest, most laid back dog we have ever seen. He belongs to my wife and even though she gives all our dogs allot of attention, she gives Bruiser the most because he is a big ole baby. Charlie became her second favorite very quickly though. We don’t know if Charlie is jealous of Bruiser or what made him not like Bruiser all of a sudden. Now, we can’t allow them in the same room because Charlie goes after Bruiser. The funny thing (but not funny) is that Bruiser is 95 pounds and he will not walk past Charlie even when Charlie is in the crate because he is afraid of Charlie. When they got into it Charlie grabbed Bruisers leg and would not let go and Bruiser had 4 deep cuts and limped for a couple of weeks on that leg. If Bruiser had wanted to he could have really hurt Charlie but he didn’t because I think he knows Charlie is not like the rest of them.
Charlie is so much fun and sweet. He learned to sit in a line with our other 5 dogs each night while my wife gave them at least 8 animal cookies. She would start at the top of the line and go down to the last giving one cookie at a time, repeating at least 8 to 10 times and they all stayed in their place waiting their turn. Charlie caught on very well! Charlie has to be outside when she does that now and she gives him his all by himself. He alway takes his treat gently from your hand. He is so cute and so precious we just want him to have a great home.
Even though he is deaf he is very alert around our property, as he is the first to bark if someone doesn’t belong there. Really we had decided to keep him but after this with Bruiser we realize we will have many years of worry keeping them apart. And we would never enjoy a vacation again worring about the sitter accidentally letting them get together. After much thought along with tears and with much regret we have got to let Charlie hopefully find a wonderful forever mom, dad or family that will LOVE him. Who ever gets this handsome Pointer/Catahula mix will be getting a wonderful little man!
If you are interested in meeting Charlie or have questions about him please contact Lars Winquist at firstname.lastname@example.org or Linda Winquest at email@example.com or can call her on her cell phone at 832-725-3311. Charlie is in the Houston, TX area.