Dakota was born on April 2, 2011. "Dakota" means "friend" in American Indian, and we named him that because when we rescued him, he became a friend to Teyah who had just lost her best friend Sheena (White Shepherd) to cancer. Dakota grew faster than any other canine we ever raised! At 6 months old he already weighed 60 lbs and had gigantic paws! He is a big goofball but because he was not socialized properly during his early puppyhood, he spooks at the slightest movements! We are constantly working with him on socialization and continue to make progress. He lives in the main enclosure with Leia, and they were our first bonded pair.

Embark DNA test results

UC Davis 


Dakota is sponsored by:

 Werner & Diana Feile

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