Ferdinand is a big bull with a big heart who would rather smell flowers than bullfight. He was mistaken for a dangerous beast and taken from his home to make him a fighting bull.
Animal control brought this giant ox in as a stray and surprisingly, no one ever came to claim him. Maybe his enormous size had been a discouraging factor for his previous family. Their loss, our gain! This guy is one sweetheart and everyone at MPR is in love with the big bear.
Adoption Fee: $150
Breed: American Bulldog Mix
Age: 1-3 yrs
Weight: 110-130 Lbs
Color: Black and white
Ferdinand had surgery to repair entropion in both eyes (eyelids folding inwards) and has healed very well. He is now healthy and ready to find his forever home.
Ferdinand is currently living at MPR's shelter. He is no-trouble at all, very well behaved in his kennel, keeping it neat & clean. He also is non-reactive to other dogs in the kennel area and is an all around patient gentleman. We are so proud of him.
Ferd has quickly become a volunteer's favorite and has been described as an angel! A BIG angel mind you, who doesn't always realize just how huge he is! If only he could fit on someone's lap, lol!
Despite his size and his strength, Ferd is easy to walk on a leash. He also enjoys car rides. He is very cuddly. He loves to curl up with you, chewing on a toy. He is an all around well-balanced dog, who is surprisingly easy to handle for his size. Ferdinand is such a happy spirit and such a joy to be around.
Behavior with people:
Ferd loves everyone he meets! He's very well behaved and has great manners. We need to stress just how big he is though and he doesn't always it. He greets people with the same enthusiasm of a Pit Bull, but at 125 Lbs, its a lot of dog demonstrating his love and happiness to see you!
Despite his intimidating appearance, Ferdinand is not much of a guard dog. He will let you know if something or someone is around though house and his size alone would surely discourage anyone from entering your home in your absence, but being a loving, friendly, outgoing and big goofball companion are his best assets.
Behavior with children:
Ferd has a great disposition and enjoys the company of children. The main problem with him is that he occasionally forgets just how big he is. He has no malice but he still has "puppy" moments where he might jump up on someone and well.... Someone will take a step back if he does.
Ferdinand is also very into his toys and has an intimidating play-growl when he plays. Because of this, his interactions with children should always be supervised, no tug-o-war allowed and a home with older children is preferred.
Behavior with other dogs:
Ferd could do well with a compatible female with a proper introduction but he seems more interested in people's company than other dogs. He should do awesome as an only pet.
Behavior with other animals:
Ferd was briefly introduced to cats and we think he might do best in a home without cats, although someone very experienced with cats and dogs might be able to make it work. A home without cats is recommended.
Ferd seems to have lived in a house before. He keeps his kennel clean and is very well behaved. He walks well on a leash. He is eager to please and smart.
A big humongous baby... A giant teddy-bear with a heart of gold. We absolutely love that guy.