This distinguished looking (or attempting to look distinguished) fellow is Arlo, a 18 months old Doberman mix.
When I first told my partner about Arlo, I mentioned he was a doberman mix, and showed him the pictures. His reaction? “That’s not a doberman mix. Dobermans don’t look that goofy.”
Oh, but they do. And Arlo’s the most fun-loving doberman of them all.
Even his ‘sits’ are goofy-looking.
Here’s Arlo trying to look serious…and failing spectacularly. I think he looks so goofy on purpose because he makes it his mission in life to get you to like him and to make you laugh.
But Arlo doesn’t just want to make you smile; he really does want to please you. He’s very food motivated and trainable, and he already knows how to sit for a treat and a toy.
I do not know how he gets along with other dogs, but I do know he loves people and wants to win them over.
He is energetic, though, and will require an active household where he can get regular exercise (he loves to run). On the plus side, you will be rewarded with the happiest smile you’ve ever seen on a dog!
If you are interested in Arlo, please come visit him in Kennel 24. For more information on Arlo, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a comment below.