Plain and simple, my dog is a lil shit.
He is a Mastiff/Lab/Newfie/Bloodhound somewhere in there. As of Sept 25th he is 10 months old and weighs at least 85-90 pounds, he's a big boy
I'll admit he is starting to come around in regards to behaviour, but he still has a few 'quirks' that make me think Dahmer is reincarnated in my Clipper.
Instead of buying 'dog toys' we will buy cheap stuffed animals from thrift stores where I can get a large stuffy for under 2 bucks versus 10 bucks for a 'doggy toy' at a quarter of the size.
The thing is, within 1 hour of getting the toy home he will destroy it.
First he'll rip the nose off, than the eyes. After
he's done desecrating the face of the 'baby*' he'll start ripping the stuffing out. It looks like it snowed in my living room whenever he takes the stuffing out. Fortunately we learned the lesson fast, not to get toys with little beanies in it...those things are a bitch to clean up.
When all is said and done, and the toy has most of the stuffing ripped out.....he starts humping it. He's been neutered and humps beheaded / limbless stuffed animals.
Like I said, he was a serial killer in a past life.
We call his toy's his "baby," and this has lead to a rather embarrassing moment.
One night he was doing his thing with his toy, my mother yelled, "Stop humping the baby"...our window was open. Thankfully no one was walking in front of our place, explain that one to the cops.
Oh yea, he's also a little thief. If there's something on the counter that he fancies, he'll take it. He's particularly fond of toilet paper rolls. If there's an empty toilet paper roll on the spinner, he'll grab it. A TP holder has already been broken because of this. On the corner of my street, there is a property with an apple tree and naturally the apples fall. The lil bastard steals the apples when he walks past the place. He's quick too, he'll have it in his mouth before I have time to react.
Among other damage the lil hellion has caused (just recently):
1. We have a tarp under a old honda motorcycle in the back yard. Yesterday he pulled the tarp and tipped the bike.
2. He puts the entire cat's head in his mouth.
3. I have 2 other dogs, both shih tzu crosses. One is around 20 pounds, and the other is 11 pounds and 17 years old. Clipper already put Nickey's (the old one) back out, and has trampled Tubby numerous times. Unfortunately Clipper doesn't realize how big he is.
4. I love waking up with unexplained bruises on my legs and arms...thanks Clip.
Just another side note. This is my first big dog and I'm just curious as to when they stop growing and are considered full grown?
Anyway here's the lil shit These were taken in May of this year, and he's gotten a bit bigger since.
Left: Tubby Right: Clipper
Sorry bout the wall of text but I had to rant. As much as I bitch about him, he is a total sweetheart pussy cat and gentle giant.