Meet Coby

By: J4yDubs
10/14/2019 8:38 PM

I was going to post this earlier, but when I saw that a few of the members here recently lost dogs, I thought it best to hold off.

2 years after our beloved Duke passed away, we got another puppy. We hadn't planned on getting another dog, still not over losing Duke, but my wife saw this puppy on a rescue website and said she want to go see him. We went to his foster house and we all feel in love with him. Well, everyone except for my son. He was OK with getting another dog, but Duke will always be his dog (they grew up together only 1 year apart in age).

This happened in mid July and he was 14 weeks old. The last one left of a litter of 11 (1 didn't make it). Mother was estimated to be 1 year old and part black lab. No idea what the father was. She was brought up here from Georgia by a local rescue group and given the name Lovie. Very affectionate, all of them. We picked him up 2 days later. Turns out we know the women that reviews applications, interviews families, and approves them, so she bypassed all of that and approved it.

We let my son name him since he was still not sure and we wanted to give him a connection to the new puppy. After trying a few names, he picked Coby. Named after the UNC basketball player Coby White (now with the Chicago Bulls). Coby proudly wears a UNC collar and his name sake, Coby White, has seen pictures and approves of the naming. Laughing smiley

The foster house that raised Coby also created a Blog so you could see them grow. He invites all the new owners to post about their dog and how they are doing. One of the owners did a doggie DNA to find out what he was. It came back (I don't remember the percentages) Black Lab, Staffordshire terrier (pitbull), Boxer, and Border collie. Coby has a Lab body (with webbed feet) with a big terrier head. No really, his big head is the first thing everyone comments when they see him. It definitely adds to the "awe, so cute" comments.

He's 5 months old now and weighs over 35 pounds. They guess he'll be in the 50-60 range, but it's just a guess. He is very affectionate and always has to be laying on you or touching you when he sleeps. My son and him are best buddies now and have epic play fights. When I come home from work he charges me and does the butt wiggle dance until I pick him up so he can lick my face. No sure how long I'll be able to do that. In the morning, when my wife releases him from his crate, he jumps on the bed and pounces on my head demanding that he's allowed to lick my face. Crazy dog.

Below are some pictures of him. None of them really capture how big his head is. Laughing smiley



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10/14/2019 8:41 PM

Here he is "helping" me close the pool. By helping, I mean stealing all my tools while I'm trying to use them. He got tired of that and lounged.



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10/14/2019 8:42 PM


By: robluc
10/14/2019 9:02 PM

That head is most likely pit bull

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By: J4yDubs
10/14/2019 10:33 PM

That head is most likely pit bull

robluc

No doubt there. Before we knew the DNA, we had the head as either Pit (terrier) or Great dane.

He goes through crew toys and bones like they are nothing. I bought a bone from Amazon that was "long lasting". A couple of people complained that it only lasted 2 weeks. Coby was done in 2 days. Had to take it away because it was so small it was a chocking hazard.

I've never owned a pit (mixed or otherwise), but I have family that has them. They are some of the most loving dogs you can own. Coby is one of the most loving, shy dogs I have ever adopted. Duke (Boxer) will always be our best dog, but Coby is right there with him.

John

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By: The Pelicans
10/14/2019 10:45 PM

Coby (White) is a great name. Go ‘heels!

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By: AbunchofCrooks
10/15/2019 12:27 AM

He is one adorable pup! The pictures made my day, thanks for sharing!

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By: judyk
10/15/2019 12:37 AM

I believe you’ve made a pup very happy....and quite sure he’ll return all that love Red heart
Congrats on your newest family member.

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By: ish
10/15/2019 9:49 PM

He's so beautiful
What a lucky dog, I'm sure he will have a long happy and healthy life with you and your family

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By: J4yDubs
10/15/2019 10:26 PM

Thank you The Pelicans, AbunchofCrooks, JudyK, and Ish. He's family now and definitely gives us more than we can ever give him.

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By: Beach Fred
10/15/2019 10:56 PM

Great looking pup!
National make a dog's day 10/22/19

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By: tilly
10/16/2019 7:21 AM

Coby is a cutie and such a wonderful rescue story. Congrats on your new faithful family friend. Can't wait to see Coby on the beach pics Sun

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By: rja3280
10/16/2019 8:41 AM

Oh my gosh!! He's ADORABLE!!! I love the second picture; those ears!! And the one sweet pink paw pad in the fourth pic... Red heart

Congratulations and good luck with that goofball! I second tilly, bring on the Coby beach pics!!

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By: Mstaszew
10/17/2019 1:29 PM

Coby and our new dog, Finnegan, look like twins! He looks awesome!

That head is most likely pit bull

robluc

He goes through crew toys and bones like they are nothing. I bought a bone from Amazon that was "long lasting". A couple of people complained that it only lasted 2 weeks. Coby was done in 2 days. Had to take it away because it was so small it was a chocking hazard.

J4yDubs


Having had pitbull, great dane mix, and now our new guy who looks like a lab/staffy mix as well I can strongly suggest Nylabone bones. They are not indestructible by any means, but as dog chews on them he may be able to beak off small (I mean microscopic) bits that pass without issue if swallowed. Our dogs have enjoyed the Nylabone Axis and the Nylabone Monster.

Axis... Click to follow link...

Monster... Click to follow link...

You can't go wrong with Kong, either, and our new guy LOVES his Kong Tug Toy.

Our new guy is a power chewer like I've never seen before and at ~75 lbs and 12 mos old the above bones stand up. We do replace them every month or as needed as they can get quite rough from his chewing.

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By: Aliphatic
10/18/2019 9:29 PM

Congratulations John!!! So sorry I am late to see this thread. What a wonderful looking boy! I am sure you will have many great years together. So happy to see you getting a puppy. Very well deserved and Coby couldn't ask for a better home.

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By: Dhart
10/18/2019 10:35 PM

OMG John, Coby is a knockout!!!

I think your whole family just found a "new best friend"! Isn't it funny how things happen...it was time, my friend.

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By: J4yDubs
10/19/2019 10:33 PM

Doesn't get much better than a evening fire when there's a chill in the air. Burning off some old wood and someone is helping me.



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