Welcome Axel and Wednesday
The Washington County Sheriff’s Office, along with support and contributions from the Washington County Commissioners, Judges of the Washington County Common Pleas Court General and Juvenile Divisions, Washington County Behavioral Health Board and the Charles Hale Crippled Children Charitable Trust, would like to introduce our newest members of the Sheriff’s Office staff.
Wednesday and Axel are therapy dogs of the Bernedoodle breed. This bred is a mixture of Bernese Mountain Dog and a Poodle. This breed was started in order to create a dog with nice temperament of the Bernese Mountain Dog and the intelligence of the Poodle.
The weight range of Axel and Wednesday is considered a standard breed, usually about 75-90 lbs.
Another type, Mini Bernedoodles 24-49 lbs. and 18-22 inches in height.
Axel and Wednesday, along with their handlers, will be starting their training at 16 weeks. They will complete a standard obedience class and then on to an advanced obedience class. Wednesday and Axel will complete their Therapy Dog program at 1 year of age.
According to Wikipedia, a therapy dog is a dog that is trained to provide affection, comfort and support to people, often in settings such as hospital, retirement homes, schools, nursing homes, libraries, hospices or disaster areas.
Wednesday and Axel definitely fit this definition already, having interacted with WCSO and County office staff since being added to the staff.
The Washington County Career Center also welcomes back Brody and Deputy Harlow to their campus this school year. We know all the K9s will be given lots of attention by all they interact with. Make sure to give them all a warm welcome.
Warren Local Schools K9 Wednesday and Deputy Reynolds
Fort Frye Local Schools K9 Axel and Deputy Martin
Washington County Career Center K9 Brody