• Age:  7 years
  • Color:  Red
  • Weight:  75 pounds
  • Gender:  Male
  • Dogs:  Good with large dogs but best with large female
  • Cats:  No cats
  • Kids:  12 and up
  • Obedience:  Required to ensure success
  • Exercise:  Moderate
  • Fence:  Physical fence required
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Cozmo is a handsome and very loving 7-year-old and 75-pound redhead. He was surrendered to us after his owners moved from a farm to a new town that frowned upon dogs running loose, which he was used to doing.  After being picked up one too many times, his family decided to give him up. Now, in his foster home, he is  enjoying life indoors.  His coat was very course when he arrived but now with a daily Omega pill, a tablespoon of coconut oil and quality food, his fur is very soft.  He loves being pet and giving soft kisses! Cozmo is eager to expand his vocab. He is pretty good at ‘sit’, ‘down’and ‘paw’ as you can see in the cute video! Cozmo is shy in new situations and lacks confidence until he gets settled in. We will require obedience (positive reinforcement only) to help build his confidence and ensure his success.  Training will also help him bond and communicate with a new family. He pulls very hard on the leash,  so he will only be placed in a home with a fenced-in yard. He will be easy to train because he is very smart and will do anything for a treat.  He is crate trained. He hasn’t been around children but he should be fine with those 12 and up. He gets along great with other large dogs after slow introductions, but would do best in a home with a large female. However, he cannot live with cats. Cozmo has the typical Doberman oral OCD fixation (it’s well documented!) so he would do best in a Doberman- experienced home that understands these quirks.

The biographical information provided is correct to the best of our knowledge while the animal is in our care or includes what may have been provided by a previous owner. We strive to be honest and accurate, but animals can change their personalities and behavior when they settle into a new home. IDR+ makes no guarantees based on the information we observe and provide.

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