Nicky will be 2 yrs-old in January and still has a lot of puppy in him which means he's still a little bouncy and energetic upon occasion. Nicky is very skinny at the moment and needs to put on about 10 to 12 pounds to fill out his frame. He eats with a hearty appetite and much gusto so putting on weight won't be a problem. He's also a bit of a barker - mostly when he hears unfamiliar or unexpected sounds, but he's doing so less and less as he gets acclimated to our daily routine. I suspect that his barking will not be a recurrent or long term issue, but even so, apartment dwellers may want to look elsewhere.
Nicky walks pretty well on the leash and is quickly learning his bathroom manners. He's been accident-free for several days now and has seemingly learned the routines. Nicky has not done stairs yet, though I doubt it will be a problem. He's a gregarious and inquisitive soul and takes to new things well. We've not had the opportunity to cat-test him yet so that status is still up in the air.
He sporadically plays with toys and seems to like stuffies the best so far. He sleeps well and has shown no health issues other than his need to gain weight. He's also missing a ton of fur on his back legs which should grow back in over the next few months.
Nicky has a really nice personality and readily accepts hugs and whatnot. Once he puts some weight on and his patchy coat grows back in he's going to be a real nice looking hound. He should do well with other dogs and he'll probably be fine as an only dog if not left alone for long periods of time.
If you'd like to see this spunky boy, give Denise a shout to schedule a visit.