Make This Puppy Lucky: Hamilton the Komondor

If you love big dogs who are also snuggle buddies, you may be a perfect match for this sweet pup.

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This handsome hunk of a pup is Hamilton, a great white Komondor from the Great White North. Typical of his breed, he can be leery of strangers, but also incredibly loving and loyal to his special people. Hamilton is a big cuddler who had a rough start in life and just wants to be the apple of someone’s adoring eye.

Name: Hamilton.

Age and sex: 2 1/2-year-old male.

Breed: Komondor.

Size and weight: Extra-large and 110 pounds.

Coat: Medium, curly, white; requires professional grooming at least twice annually.

Location: Alberta Animal Rescue Crew Society.

Activity level: Medium.

Likes: Attention from his foster mom, lots of cuddles.

Dislikes: Not getting attention!

Hamilton is a very handsome, affectionate boy who just wants to be the apple of someone's eye - could that special someone be you? (Photo courtesy Alberta Animal Rescue Crew Society)
Hamilton is a very handsome, affectionate boy who just wants to be the apple of someone’s eye — could that special someone be you? (Photos courtesy Alberta Animal Rescue Crew Society)

Training: Knows basic obedience commands.

Yard requirements: Fenced-in yard not necessary if he will receive regular leashed walks.

Kids: Small children make Hamilton nervous and protective, so teenaged children and adults would be best for him.

Dogs and cats: Hamilton currently lives with both, but he gets jealous when they’re getting attention and will push them out of the way. Being the only pet would suit him just fine!

Health issues: Sensitive stomach that requires special food; a slipped cervical disc that requires periodic pain meds.

His story: Hamilton came from the Milk River hoarding case in January of 2015, the worst of its kind in Albertan history. He lived chained and starving with 200 dogs who were all severely emaciated, matted, and un-socialized.

His ideal forever home: Komondors are fiercely loyal, strong-willed, protective, and untrusting of strangers, so Hamilton will flourish with breed-experienced owners seeking a dog who will be loyal to them and only them.

Contact: Email Nikki Dokken, AARCS dog program manager.

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Lisa Plummer Savas

A devoted dog mom, journalist, and animal activist, Lisa uses her writing to spread awareness about animal welfare and cruelty issues. She lives in Atlanta with two spoiled German Shepherds, one entitled Pug, and a very understanding husband. Read more of her work at her blog and website, and follow her on Twitter.

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