Duke is an 85lb+ black mouth cur mix that we rescued from certain death at our local kill shelter. He was starving with all his bones sticking out and we have loved him back to health. He is heart worm positive, but very healthy now according to our vet. We have not started treatment yet. We have also had him neutered. He is absolutely WONDERFUL with our six small children and other dogs. Sweet, calm and laid back. He is terrified of thunderstorms and fireworks, so he will hide in his crate. He cannot be around cats and needs a privacy fence. This is the only reason we can't keep him. He hardly barks and is a wonderful hunter of squirrels.