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 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.
- I’m the cutest little thing that loves to be close to my hoomans – cuddles and fusses are the best
- I’ve was used for breeding (we are told she has had 2 litters) and am now looking for a quiet life. I’m not really bothered about going out for walks so a home with a garden that I can investigate, and potter around would suit me just fine, as long as there are many ‘loves’ for me when I come back indoors – I can’t stress the ‘loves and cuddles’ bit enough, can you tell?
- I can be reactive around other dogs, both on lead and off lead. I’ve been working on my reactivity when on lead with foster mum and have proved that if I feel secure, I can walk by without reacting but I’ll need more help with this.
- I like to roll in the smelly stuff left by foxes and other animals, but you know why, it’s cause I then get to have a wash which means more fusses from my hooman
- I travel well in a car
- I’m untested with cats
- I’m vaccinated and neutered, and weigh around 40kg
- I’ve got some basic obedience skills but can lose focus at times, especially when I’m expected to ‘wait’. I would like a home where my new hoomans are prepared to put time into my training and mental stimulation.
- I like a game of ‘fetch’
- I am generally friendly with people, but I did bite one of my adult hoomans, so a child free home is the best option for me. The circumstance under which the bite occurred is unclear – I’ve shown no signs of aggression or biting whilst I’ve been in the care of my foster mum.
- I am not generally reactive with other dogs, but I don’t like it if they get ‘in my face’. I have been known to play nicely with other dogs but sometimes, out of the blue, my ‘play’ gets out of control – I show the other dog it’s overstepped the mark by pinning it down.
- I need encouragement (sometimes a push) to get in the car but once in I travel well
- I’m a bit of a thief around the house especially with soft furnishings. My foster mum gave me my own blankie but it’s always more fun when I can take something that doesn’t belong to me!
- I have had an operation on my eyelids to stop ulcers forming because my eyelid used to turn inwards but I’ve been to the vet recently for check-up and they confirmed that there are currently no issues with my eyelids or my sight
A noisy boy in the car, when people first come into his home, when first setting off for his walkies and when meeting other dogs – he’s asking them to play with him. He lived with children and another dog. Strong on the lead. Does not react to traffic, cyclists or joggers but will chase livestock. Recall needs work. Runs off with the ball rather than fetching but loves a game of tug. He has a dry itchy skin complaint, which the vet is treating and monitoring. We’ll update these details once his assessment is complete.