A baby who has had a very stressful start to life, docked, neutered, and landed in the UK only 4 weeks ago. He can be reactive when overwhelmed when first meeting people, but careful slow introductions and he’s soon offering the cutest sit for a treat, cuddle and some playtime. He’s shown excellent manners when meeting other dogs and has been playing with his new bestie spotty dog whilst in foster care with us. He wasn’t fully house trained but is now doing great – fingers crossed. He travels well in the car. He’s being crate trained; at times reluctant to get in, but he quickly snuggles into his bed and soon after the snoring commences.
A needy boy who struggles to settle in the home, he’s not been left to his own devices but when his hoomans do leave the home for short 10-minute stints he watches at the window and howls. When frustrated/anxious he chews things he shouldn’t. His play biting is harsh and will need work. Travels well in the car. He is cautious around children. Nervous around loud noises. On lead he’s not really interested in other dogs, but if they come to meet him, he will sniff and then want to play. He’s not been off lead around other dogs. Moving objects (cats, joggers, cyclists) get him excited, the harsh play biting starts along with other behaviours that make walking on lead tricky.
A delicately built young lady – it appears she has probably had a litter of pups. She chews household and personal items, including walls, carpets, door, sofa, coats – we’ll have to work on this and get her crate trained. She has displayed aggressive indicators towards strangers and other dogs, both on and off the lead. She doesn’t like cats; she pulls on the lead and has no recall. She has yet to be neutered. In the little time we’ve spent with her it is clear she is a nervous dog. She is currently under assessment and so these details may change – watch out for ‘introducing’ to change to ‘all about me’ indicating her assessment is complete.
A typical bouncy juvenile who still has the odd ‘accident’ in the house. He’s a chewer and must be fully supervised when given something to play with. When excited he jumps up and mouths. A kitchen counter surfer. Barks at who knows what when he’s in the garden. He’s not keen on dipping his feet in water. He’s been to doggy day care and lived for a few days with a Lab. Untested with livestock and cats. He’s lived with older children.
- Just look at me, I’m a 40kg, neutered, docked and cropped handsome chappie
- I’ve really endeared myself to my foster mum whilst I’ve been in rescue with my obedience skills and general all-around good guy behaviour
- I’ve lived respectfully with horses, chickens, turkeys, alpacas and cats, but if I see a cat, I don’t know I will chase it
- I lived with 10 other dogs at one point but had to be separated from one of them after I pinned it down (the details behind the incident are not clear) but I don’t like dogs to ‘get in my face’ and because of this it would be best if I was an only dog
- I’m friendly with adults but can be overbearing with little people, so would like either an adult only home or at least with children over the age of 14
- Did someone mention ball play? You chuck it and I’ll fetch it…..over and over and over again!
- I’ve not been assessed in the home, so my forever hoomans will have to be prepared to deal with what ever traits materialise. I am clean and settled in my kennel and still have the same blanket I arrived with.