I Have A Birth Defect....or Two.Milo was born about April 4, 2020 and will likely top out in the 120 lb. range when full grown and filled out. A concerned citizen found Milo posted free to good home on Facebook and contacted us worried he may fall in bad hands, especially because he wasn't neutered yet. The owner stated she saved Milo from being killed by the person who bred his parents as Milo had a birth defect. She loved him and took good care of him and did get him some medical work, but could not afford get him neutered or do the surgery/surgeries she was told he needed. He is still new to us as we are considering his options and our next step. When he was knocked out for the neuter we were able to get a good look at his genital area. There is a small faux penis is the best I can describe as there is no hole in it and it just hangs there. Then there is a slit of about 4" and at the base of the slit, under the faux penis, is a small hole from where he urinates. It seems....in our uneducated, school of hard knocks, opinion that the faux penis needs to be removed and the slit be cut out and the healthy skin pulled together just leaving the small hole to urinate. We will do updates as our knowledge progresses, but it seems doable. However, there is one more variable and that is, we were told, his rectum is smaller than it should be so he struggles to poop normally. Update: Milo saw Dr. VanEe who is a board certified surgeon for a second opinion on 4/8/21 and we heard very good news! Dr. VanEe examined Milo and stated the (he used fancier words, but...) the faux penis and slit area could all be cut out and put back together and the hole from which he urinates could be moved down further, but since he is not bothered and everything works ok, it would only be cosmetic and felt unnecessary - we agree. As for his rectum he could feel that where we all squeeze off is set back a bit further than normal and there seems to be a type of tissue that is causing the end part to be a bit smaller than normal. But, again he poops....Dr. VanEe said that all this should cause is maybe a bit of poop on his butt now and then - smart vet! Yes, he does sometimes have a little dried glop there! So, his advise is that the new parents be mindful of the deformities, be sure they are clean and not irritated and seek medical care if anything seems to be going wrong, but he's lived this long just fine as he is and should remain to do so. Veterinarian notes will be in his medical file.
Now for his personality. As with most dominant type breeds he was a little growly at first not knowing what was going on and why he was taken from the only home and woman he knew and loved and traveled almost 2 hours (he did well in the car) to new humans, a new place, and lots of new dog friends. He soon settled and decided he ADORES us new humans just as he did the prior one and he's been wonderful with the other dogs both large and small. He enjoys running and wrestling with the other big boys. When he sees one of his favorite humans his stub tail butt sure can wiggle! He seems to have good house manners and isn't noisy which we love. He is strong on leash and he is big....so no wimpy humans, please. Sadly, we must say no kids and the only reason is we've found when he has an object in his mouth that he really wants he will not let you take it away and if you try hard enough he may re-bite the object along with a finger or two. He does extremely well in a crate in the car traveling 2 hours back and forth to the vet and a couple of our amazing Buffalo area volunteers (Thank you Adrian & Maddie!) entertained him for an hour or so while Milo's drivers took care of a couple of errands in the area - he was wonderful with them, but I did ask them to sit down before I walked Milo up to them, but as soon as he got to them he practically sat in their laps! He was very good at the vet's office and never even growled as he was poked and prodded in not the most pleasant of places, but we did put a muzzle on just in case as he is one big, strong, boy at 93 lbs. As with most German breeds, they are not Golden Retrievers......and any new situation/human interaction should be handled with caution. We are looking for humans with large and dominant trait knowledge for Milo. We are SO glad we were able to save him from what could have happened and we are ready to find his very own forever home.
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