This beautiful boy is Fred! He is a 9-12 month old, 40 lb Wirehaired Pointing Griffon. Fred is an incredibly sweet and smart pup, but does have some special needs, including the fact that he is completely deaf. Being deaf does not limit his abilities, however it does require extra training. For example, he must be taught how to recall (as in a large yard or open area) without using voice (especially important if he is ever near cars). Being deaf also means that he relies completely on sight and smell for human contact. Because of this, he does experience some separate anxiety when he cannot see people. Typical for his breed (a working, hunting dog), Fred is extremely high-energy and requires a lot of exercise. While he can run around and play all day outside (even in a large yard), this is not enough. He needs formal exercise and mental stimulation. Activities like running, hiking, or biking are great. He loves to run and would make a fabulous running buddy. Fred should get a minimum of 30-60 minutes of formal exercise daily. Spending time training Fred helps with mental stimulation. When working dogs do not get enough activity, they will find a way to self-stimulate (ex: running back and forth in the house, chewing, etc) If you have the time to put into Fred, you will be rewarded by a loving, highly intelligent dog and exceptional cuddler. Fred gets along well with other dogs and loves doggie daycare. He enjoys his crate and is fully potty-trained. Because deaf dogs can startle easy, Fred would do best in a home without very young children. Also, because he is a hunting breed, he should not have small animals (kittens, rabbits, birds, etc) at his new home. Think you may be the right fit for this special pup? Email us at LastHopeRescueFL@gmail.com.