Hiccup was supposedly found wandering stray nearby our shelter. Hiccup is a LARGE boy weighing over 125 lbs. easily. He would not make a good first time dog because of his size. He needs someone with lots of large or extra large dog breed experience in order for him to thrive in his forever home. (Please keep in mind that extra-large dogs can be prone to hip issues later on in life, so make sure this is something you are financially prepared for if it arises). Gamprs are not recommended for apartment life. They are relatively inactive indoors and will do best with at least a large fenced yard. His future owner will have to continue working with him on socialization with other people and dogs to make sure he is an upstanding citizen for his size and breed, and he needs to be an active part of the family (kept inside, not left in the backyard as a guard dog).

Because of how large Hiccup is, we ask that he go to a home with kids at least 14 and older. Hiccup will need basic training, as most shelter and rescue dogs do. Hiccup has been introduced to our shelter’s Dogs Playing for Life playgroup, and he has done very well. We have labeled him a PLAYGROUP ROCKSTAR; he is very tolerant of others however he doesn’t play much, so super high-energy dogs may get frustrated because of how passive he is. Hiccup gets overwhelmed by a large number of dogs, so he would do best as the only dog in the household but can still have playdates with other social dogs.  We are not sure how hiccup would do with cats–this breed tends to have a high prey drive, so it is not recommended.

Please click on his link https://24Petconnect.com/DetailsMain/BURB/A105839 to make an appointment to meet Hiccup 🙂