BreedAnatolian Shepherd, Mix
AgeAdult (18 months – 7 years)
SizeExtra Large (100+ lbs) Learn More
Meet Ruca! This gorgeous, gentle giant is 150lbs of pure and true love. We believe he is an Anatolian Shepherd mix and about six years old.
Ruca is so affectionate! He is most content when he can lie down within petting distance from a human friend. His signature move is to nudge his muzzle underneath your hand to solicit pets. He shows little to no interest in treats but is rather love-and affection-motivated. He is eager for love! All of the hugs and pets you can offer.
Ruca loves riding in the car with the window down and his nose to the wind. (Of course, Rocket Dog advises that all dogs are securely fastened in moving vehicles.) On walks, he is very well-mannered on the leash and stays right in step with his human companion like a guide dog. He is very calm around other dogs and not at all reactive, even if they are barking. But, boy, does he love people! He is always very curious and social with humans. He will immediately sniff and nudge his new friends for pets.
Ruca is a very quiet dog and rarely vocalises. He may get a little anxious and, at most, whine softly when he’s not right near his humans but he will slowly relax once he starts to feel more sure.
In terms of energy and activity, Ruca is fairly moderate. He doesn’t need to be constantly moving but he is pretty agile. Currently, he seems content with long yet easy daily walks. Though, he could probably handle mild to moderate hikes too.
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