Lilly and her brother Fred came from a high kill shelter. Previously named Emile, Fred was named after Emile de Becque (played by Rossano Brazzi) in the 1958 movie classic South Pacific! These two dogs are beautiful Shepherds who are a product of undersocialization. They are a bit shy and aren't sure what all this new stuff is... they were adopted as young puppies and were greatly loved although still are shy. This is what their previous owner had to say about them:
House trained and crate trained
Affectionate and likes to cuddle
Knows commands such as No and Crate
Loves to run and play in the yard with his sister
Loves to go on walks
Great at bathtime
Lilly and her brother Fred must be adopted together.
According to www.dogbreedinfo.com, the Black and Tan Coonhound was developed by crossing the Bloodhound and Foxhound, in the United States on the basis of its colors (black and tan). Best known as a raccoon hunter, the Black and Tan Coonhound howls as he trees his quarry. The breed has also been used very successful to hunt other types of game such as bear, stag, opossum, deer and mountain lion - even on difficult terrain. It withstands well the rigors of winter as well as intense heat. Timid or nervous dogs may be disqualified from exhibitions. The official recognition dates from 1945. Some of the Black and Tan Coonhounds talent's include hunting, tracking, watchdogging, and agility. A quick-to-follow, intelligent, loyal and good-natured hunter and companion, the Black and Tan Coonhound pleases hunter and owner alike. The Black and Tan is an alert and eager dog who is very dedicated to his work. Some sources say this passionate worker is a bit aggressive, but will listen to his master. Other sources say he is gentle and friendly with people. Some individuals are protective and are a bit reserved with strangers. They are usually best with older considerate children. Sometimes they can play rough. This dog can be willful, requiring firm, patient and on-going training. They may howl if they are left alone too much. Do not let this breed off the leash in an unsafe area, as they may take off after an interesting scent. Some Black and Tan tend to be aggressive with other strange dogs. There are two types of Black and Tan Coonhounds: show and field. The show types are a bit larger and maybe somewhat less energetic and work oriented, and therefore tend to make better pets. This breed drools and slobbers. They have a life expectancy of 10-12 years.
Our dogs and cats love to sleep on Kuranda beds. We love them, too - sturdy and long lasting, they provide comfort to our pets for years! But we do not have enough for everyone. If you would like to donate a bed or tower at discounted price, please click here!
Other Pictures of Fred the Shy Shepherd (click to see larger version):