Happy Tail for Benny!

Desktop21Benny (formerly known as Benjamin) has been with us for about 3 and a half months and he has settled so well into our home. He is such a good natured & happy dog that is friendly to everyone he meets. He’s so gentle with our nieces and nephews as well as friends, family, and neighbor kids. He’s always up for cuddles and playtime and he loves mealtime.  He knows where his “spot” is on the couch and could snuggle with you all day if you let him. He’s sure got that hound-dog bark and isn’t afraid to use his voice when it’s playtime or he thinks he needs your attention.

We’ve begun some obedience training in December and since his first class he now knows how to sit, lay down, shake, and knows his “place” (aka his bed). He’s so smart and catches onto new tricks so fast – as long as there’s a Pupperoni treat involved. We continue to work on some basic obedience (he once got a fish stick off the counter). He can be very stubborn at times but we love him just the same.

We were curious to see what sort of a mix he was. He looks so much like a beagle but he’s got such long legs and a longer snout. We submitted a canine DNA test to Wisdom Panel and the results came back as a purebred Treeing Walker Coonhound! They stated that his last three generations were Treeing Walker Coonhound. We looked into that breed and quickly saw so many physical and behavioral similarities. We are astounded that we adopted a purebred dog from a rescue.

Benny has been such a great addition to our family and even after these short 3.5 months, we couldn’t imagine our life without him. It just goes to show that rescue dogs are truly worth that second chance.

Betsy, Brock, and Benny 

Posted by admin on January 10th, 2018 @ 10:04 am