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Schnauzer / Yorkshire Terrier Yorkie / Mixed (medium coat)  : :  Male (neutered)  : :  Adult  : :  Small

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About Lyle *Help I need a foster home!*

  • Status: Available for Adoption (adoption info)
  • Adoption Fee: $425.00
  • Species: Dog
  • General Color: Silver & Tan (Yorkie colors)
  • Current Size: 25 Pounds
  • Current Age: 5 Years 5 Months (best estimate)
  • Housetrained: Yes
  • Exercise Needs: Moderate
  • Owner Experience Needed: Breed
  • Reaction to New People: Friendly

Lyle is an extremely affectionate and energetic dog, seeking individual or couple with no children and a quiet home. Not good with indoor cats. Forever home must be able to continue dog training, to help manage Lyle's severe anxiety (triggered by strangers, trips to the vet, new experiences). Single family home with yard in a quiet neighborhood preferred. Lyle would do best as a the only pet, but he might do well as a second dog if the other dog is calm and well trained.  

Lyle has some anxiety issues and needs someone who has experience with these kinds of dogs. 

This is what the foster has reported: The biggest factor I see in his behavior is how much experience the person has with dogs and dog training. A male acquaintance who has experience fostering dogs, had no trouble with Lyle. Schnauzers tend to be more loyal to one person, but I think Lyle could be affectionate to two people (even if he had a favorite). Lyle's aggression seems to be related to how 'safe' Lyle feels. I think Lyle might do well as an only pet or a second dog for a couple with no children, provided they're committed to dog training and their other dog is mellow. I actually think Lyle might benefit from being adopted by a couple because he's incredibly affectionate and attention-hungry. Also, Lyle gets VERY stressed in cars, so having a second person to keep him company in the back seat during transport would be a HUGE help. I also think that Lyle should have a meeting with any adoptive parents and maybe a visit to their home. Lyle's anxiety was very different from other dog anxiety I've encountered.

Lyle doesn't respond well to 'No' or nervous/scared people, but he's very smart and motivated by treats; he seems to find learning commands fun, and I use the commands to try to distract him when he's stressed. I think he needs a confident and calm owner(s). 

I don't think Lyle has a problem with other dogs, if those dogs are calm and well trained. At least in walking him, we've met a few standard Poodles and Golden Retrievers where he's been shy but friendly and non-aggressive. He does poorly with puppies and grumpy small dogs, so I think this is something to do with pack dominance, and Lyle feeling scared/insecure.  

If you're interested in fostering Lyle, foster to adopt or adopting, please fill out the form below:

In order to foster, you must reside within 40 miles of Minneapolis, MN.  If you are not within this radius but are interested in adopting, please fill out the pre adoption form and we can connect you with the foster home when the dog is here and ready to meet families.


Adoption fee: $425.00

Adoption fees range from $300-550 (young puppies usually on the higher end, seniors on the low end, all others somewhere in between)


All dogs fully vetted:
Spayed or Neutered
Rabies vaccine
DHPP vaccine
4DX test (@8 months or older)
Flea/tick prevention


More about Lyle *Help I need a foster home!*

Good with Dogs, Not Good with Cats, Is Not Good with Kids, Good with Adults, Playful, Affectionate, Intelligent, Even-tempered, Gentle

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