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About Lotus and Breve

  • Housetrained: Yes
Breve & Lotus are a bonded pair of young non-dachshunds. Breve is a neutered male beagle with short spine syndrome. Lotus is a spayed female cavalier king charles spaniel / papillon mix. Both are between one and two years old, weigh about 20 lbs, and are healthy, playful, affectionate with each other and humans, and house trained.
Lotus was a timid unclaimed stray. She bonded with fellow foster Breve instantly and bloomed into a snuggle bunny and belly rub bandit. Lotus is 100% reliable when left in the house unattended and she absolutely loves to go on walks. Her favorite things are Breve and cheap animal crackers.
Breve (means “short” in Italian, as in abbreviated) was surrendered from a neglectful home where he lived outside with many dogs. He has quickly learned to be an inside pampered pet who plays with fuzzy dog toys and he has finally mastered house training now that his health has improved. He does not appreciate being crated though he can be destructive to items left out when unattended and is easily spooked by cars and other dogs on walks.
His very rare congenital spinal deformity is a fairly mild case which has very little impact on him at this point in his life, mostly just in terms of flexibility and looking slightly odd. He cannot bend or turn like a normal dog. He does crouch oddly for potty needs. He needs fiber added to his diet to maintain his anal glands. Luckily he loves All Bran cereal added to his breakfast for the fiber.
My vet says needs to be walked on a harness rather than a collar and not roughhouse with larger dogs to protect his possibly fragile neck and spine. He and Lotus do play but she is very gentle with him. It is possible that the missing vertebrae may cause some arthritis or other pain issues as he ages. Because there are probably only 50 dogs in the world with this condition and most cases are unique unto themselves, not much is known about it. So Breve wants a family with an established stellar vet relationship to make sure he has the care he needs in the event of health issues.
Look at them holding hands! Breve and Lotus MUST be adopted together!! Their adoption fee will be $450 for both dogs.

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