Dakota is a three year old Bluetick Coonhound who we adopted last year from another family due to unforeseen circumstances. She is a delightful dog and her temperament cannot be faulted. She is gentle, playful and good with people and other dogs. She is however, headstrong and strong willed and she has not had any boundaries or structure for the past three years so may require a bit of support with this and possibly someone who knows and understands the breed well. We love her very much and this has been a difficult decision to make, however she does not like our cat (she has never tried to hurt it) but it can no longer come in the home as she goes crazy and does not settle. We have a miniature dachshund and although she has never gone to hurt him also (she is so gentle), she gets very jealous and does not like playing with him so that can cause her and him some stress on a daily basis. We have been doing lots of work with her to improve her walking on a lead which is improving daily. She does require a minimum of twice daily walks, preferably living in a more rural location (due to her loud bark when she feels the need to - this is her main method of communication). She is good with other dogs but would probably benefit from being in a home with other larger dogs or more mature or none at all. She needs a family that will be at home most days and can give her the level of exercise daily that she needs. She really is very sweet and loves to have a cuddle. We want Dakota to be able to live in the right home and family for her that can fulfil her needs so that she can be a happy dog, regretfully we are not able to provide her with all her needs.