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American Pit Bull Terrier, Chow Chow, Miniature Schnauzer, Terrier


6 Years




Medium (20-40 lbs.)

Can Live With

  • Children
  • Dogs
  • Horses
  • Large Livestock (cows
  • Livestock
  • Older Children (12+)



Current on Vaccines


Specialized Care

  • Medication
  • Special Diet


Tucson, AZ


Royal is an incredibly sweet and adventurous terrier mix who I originally adopted from Pima Animal Care Center when he was about 8 months old. He has been a most precious friend and enjoys everyone I've seen him meet, including kids. Most folks comment on his bright and expressive eyes. I especially love Royal's transformation from a wild haired ruffian to a handsome and sleek silver fox after a groom! Royal was named after the Wes Anderson film, The Royal Tenenbaums.

He is extremely playful, well-socialized, and basic training. Royal is smart, catches onto training quickly, and holds onto it without practice. Our trainer often used him as an example during classes or a calm dog for reactive dogs’ training. Royal loves giving kisses to noses, and especially those at his height. He is excited when people come around, but calms down quickly and tends to be independent after initial greetings. Royal accepts treats and food gently from all ages.

He spends most of his day alone and does not live within our home. He is a relentless hunter and catches many lizards and birds. He gets a very specific look in his eye when he believes he sees something to chase! He loves to bound and pounce within tall grass and native plants. He is extremely athletic and strong—would be a great working dog! He does love to relax; especially laying out on his back against a brick wall to sun his tummy in the mornings.

I am looking to rehome Royal because he has exceeded my ability to give him an active and joyful life. He has been an outside dog who lives in a renovated shed/tiny house and up until recently had the full yard. He spends too much time alone without proper stimulation and deserves to be snuggled with his family, not caged away.

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