The Dog Liberator™

The Dog Liberator rescues abandoned dogs throughout the Southeast. Based in Central Florida, this non-profit organization fosters all of their dogs in a home environment. Founded in 2009, all dogs are fully vetted, spayed or neutered prior to adoption. The Dog Liberator focuses in rescuing the herding breed, which consists of Border Collies, Shepherds, Sheepdogs, Aussies, Collies, and Deaf/Blind Dogs.

Sir Winslow – the Irresistible-Adopted!

When I posted Winslow’s photo on facebook, everyone came unglued! He looks so serious, but in reality he’s a very happy puppy! Winslow is already quite famous on Facebook, and we’re all anxious to learn more about him! He’s scheduled to be fully vetted, micro-chipped and neutered on May 17th, and we will have more photos shortly.

Winslow is being fostered by our Tabitha in St. Cloud, and he comes to us from Dee Sullins of Hale County, Alabama. Dee is very proud of this handsome boy! He claims that he herds rabbits, but I think that was just in fun! Welcome Sir Winslow!

To read the comments made about his first photo on Facebook Click Here!




Well, here’s something new! Look at what Holly found!!! It appears that the Stabyhoun is a very very rare dog, with always a solid black head. Sure looks like Winslow! See for yourself, by clicking here!

Here’s what they say about the breed:

The Stabyhoun breed’s cooat is sleek and long over the body. The coat on the head is short, while the coat on the breeches and back of forelegs is bushy. There is feathering on the ears. The Stabyhoun sheds heavily twice a year.

Originating in the Northeastern part of the Netherlands in a province called Friesland, the Stabyhoun is a versatile breed that was used as both watchdog and hunter. They are quite rare, with only approximately 3500 known to be in existence today. Although this breed is prized by Dutch sportsmen, it has yet to gain popularity outside of the Netherlands.

The Stabyhoun is sturdily built and possesses great stamina and power. This breed is a member of the Sporting Group due to their abilities in pointing, hunting, retrieving, and agility. This is such a rare breed in the United States that the first litter was not recorded until 1994.

Stabyhoun’s are a devoted and loyal companion that is excellent with children and other pets. They exhibit patience, are friendly with people they know, but are reserved with strangers. They are protective of their family, territory, and livestock, but are never vicious. This well-rounded breed makes a perfect companion, excellent watch, and avid hunting partner. The Stabyhoun is extremely affectionate and is slowly steadily gaining popularity in the United States for their pleasing personality.

The Stabyhoun breed is quite fastidious and does not require much grooming. Regular brushing will keep the coat from becoming tangled with thorough brushing being necessary during seasonal shedding. Bathing should only be done when absolutely necessary to avoid damaging the coat. The Stabyhoun is a healthy breed due to its rarity and carefully selected breedings.

2 thoughts on “Sir Winslow – the Irresistible-Adopted!

  1. Winslow is quite the character around here! He loves the couch and hates the crate. (Imagine!) He was really quiet and off in his own world the first few days and now he is running around here like he owns the place and doesn't have to do what the other dogs do!

    He's a sneaky bugger when it comes time for the puppy yard and will sneak off so he doesn't have to get put up, just like with his crate.

    I've only heard him bark outside his crate once, maybe twice. Inside the crate is another story! I gave him a chewy tonight and that seemed to cut his crying time significantly. (YAY!)

    He is a cuddler and my kids absolutely adore him. I can't wait to see which family he ends up with.

  2. 5/26 Update:
    We have gone back and forth among ourselves trying to figure out Winslow's breed. The shelter he came from said Border Collie mix, but that was based on his coloring and, to be honest, we suspect their desire for us to rescue him ~ our primary focus is Border Collies. But it just doesn't fit. First, he has that big ole' fat head. And it's all black. And to top it off, he's a couch potato. Who ever heard of a Border Collie puppy that is a couch potato. And then his foster's mother chimed in. She is a vet. And she said…. wait for it…. Landseer Newfoundland! Oh, she is sooooooooooo right! I'd forgotten about the Landseers! Unlike the standard all black Newfoundland, they are white with black spotting and A BLACK HEAD!!!! Plus they are known to be content to laze around the house. That's our Winslow. So this is our best guess: Winslow is a Landseer Newfoundland. Whoever adopt this fellow has to promise to send us a photo when he grows up so that we'll know if we are right!

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