Snarls Barkley


Bichon Frise, Maltese, Poodle


Adult (18 months – 7 years)


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Snarls Barkley is a 2 year old, male, Bichomese as I call him. We think he is a Bichon Frise/Maltese mix with a sprinkle of poodle. He’s a happy little guy who still has that fun, puppy type energy and loves to play!

Snarls is somewhat of a Jekyll/Hyde dog. He’s great with dogs of all sizes and has great manners (the best ever!!!), fine with cats (knows “leave it”) but not so much with people. He gets used to his owners and daily routine quickly but he is a biter and will bite people he doesn’t know if they reach for him. It’s a lot of work and you have to be very cautious most of the time.

Even with his owners, he will strike if you catch him in the wrong spot – for example, trying to pick a flea or something off of him – it’s as simple as that or trying to untangle his fur. The weird thing is that it’s not each time you try to pull something off him or clean his face so he’s a little unpredictable with that. I will say in his defense is that most of the time, he will give you “the look” before he bites. I realize this sounds impossible for such a cute fluffy dog but I want to be honest with you as it is a daily challenge. Everyone wants to pet him and you really have to warn people. He will meet people very sweetly but on HIS terms. He will give you a nudge with his nose and then you have to make sure someone is gentle and goes slow.

Snarls is crate trained, learns commands quickly and is eager to please. He know sit, go potty, off, leave it and drop it (for playing ball.) He is great at the park and even at home he LOVES to fetch, run around and play hide and go seek where he can zoom down hallways. He’s very entertaining.

He’s got a great personality although he is a special case in which time (to adjust) won’t necessary fix the behavior. Working with a trainer would be highly advised to assist in his rehabilitation.

I think he would do best in a home with lots of dogs, like a ranch or a place where visitors aren’t going to be as common.  We do not recommend for him to go into a home with children regardless of age.

His situation is very unique and if you’re still interested after hearing all this, let us know.

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