The Brangus is an American cattle breed derived from cross-breeding the American Angus and Brahman stock. The bull is a powerful animal, which it's symbolism is linked to positive traits such as strength, protectiveness, and sacrifice.
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Some of the dogs in our program are adopted before we get to know them. Some stay longer but require several weeks to show their character. Some dogs receive additional evaluations and training by professionals if needed.
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Brangus was found as a stray back in 2020 and taken to the local shelter where he was quickly adopted. We're not sure what happened between now and then but he was rehomed by the adopter and was once again found roaming the streets this summer. We can only hope this hunk will get yet another chance and this time, it will be furever!
Adoption Fee: $150
Breed: Pit Bull/Mastiff
Age: 2-5 yrs
Weight: 80-90+ lbs
Healthy as a "bull" and ready for adoption.
A big ,strong dog, that is very impressive looking. We suspect Brangus might have some Mastiff type dog in his background, American Bulldog, or perhaps even large Labrador. He is bigger than a Pit Bull - heavy and big boned. He is much better looking in person than in pictures. Black dogs are always hard to photograph as their expressions don't reflect well on camera. We can assure you, this dog is a stunner in person. 🤩 With a dog like Brangus at your side, no one will bother you even though in reality, Brangus is nothing but a big, loving teddy bear.
Current Living Situation:
Brangus is doing the best he can to be a trooper at MPR shelter, but you can tell he's lived in a house before and he knows what he's missing. Shelter life is easier on dogs that left a bad situation behind. For dogs that are used to being house pets and having a family like Brangus, adjusting to life in a kennel facility is not easy. But this boy is doing the best he can while he waits for another chance. He is not causing any trouble and the volunteers adore him. He's sad and lonely, but resigned and well behaved. He does liven-up when it's his turn to spend time with a volunteer. He is always ready to enjoy his time out for playtime, walks, and cuddles.
"Big lovable goof" would describe him well. While some small dogs have big crazy energy, some big guys like Brangus are often more on the chill side. He is strong but usually very easy-going, which makes him rather easy to handle, even for a dog his size provided that you have the right walking tools and/or good training techniques.
Overall he's a big lug who loves to cuddle and has a great couch-potato quality. He's playful too but never too overbearing. Volunteers tell us that he's great in the car and can be a bit of a Velcro dog.
Behavior with people:
Friendly and outgoing for the most part. He might be slightly reserved with some strangers, but he warms up very quickly to anyone who shows him love and acceptance. If someone is uneasy towards him he might be uneasy back, which is a typical behavior with many Mastiff-type dogs. Once he realizes that you are a friend, he'll be more than happy to be your BFF and shower you in drooly kisses.
With his loved ones; he is a very affectionate dog who loves to follow you around. No more lonely trips to the bathroom!
Behavior with children:
Brangus hasn't been exposed to kids since being in our program. From what we know about him, we believe he could most likely adjust to a home with older, bigger kids who know how to treat dogs with love and respect. However, parents need to keep in mind that Brangus is a big guy who could become protective of his family if he takes after a potential Mastiff side. Kids often have friends that come and go, so this needs to be taken into consideration if you want to bring a dog like Brangus into your home.
Volunteers have also noted that Brangus is not always aware of his large size when he plays and could accidentally knock over little ones during enthusiastic play sessions.
Behavior with other dogs:
Brangus was introduced to compatible female dogs during his brief stay at the city pound and did well. The meetings were conducted in a structured environment and monitored by professional dog trainers, so not necessarily revealing of the dog's future interactions with other dogs.
That said, we have no reason to believe Brangus could not share a home with the right female if the owner is familiar with strong bully breeds and knows how to introduce the dogs properly and assure good supervision. At the shelter he has shown no signs of conflict towards other dogs so far, and seems pretty laid back.
Brangus might not be an ideal candidate for interaction with other male dogs however, due to his impressive stature and intimidating appearance.
Behavior with other animals:
He had a couple accidents in the playroom when he first arrived until he figured out the routine. He now uses the doggy-doors to let himself out if needed. He has been non-destructive as of now, and responds well to basic commands. More info coming soon.
Brangus' beauty is stunning but his charm will capture your heart. This is a dog you must meet in person to truly appreciate. Please don't base your impression on his pictures only. Ask your "Adoption Counselor" about him after completing an application even if you don't think he's your first choice. You might be pleasantly surprised!
Even if you can’t adopt this sweetheart, you can still help by donating for their care.