Caring for English Springers since 1990. Charity No. 1154632
|People Status||Good once he knows you. Must be introduced correctly to strangers but quick to trust. He has no experience of children and should not be expected to tolerate them|
|Dog Status||Lives with several. Likes one but does not enjoy living in the pack and tries to be top dog. Will prefer the quiet life as an only dog. When out he is generally good with other dogs, if they are calm and not in his face|
|Cat Status||Most likely chase|
|Home Alone||Very good|
|Training||Guinness loves retrieving. He has done his Good Citizen silver award and has enjoyed some gun dog training. Is a dream on a lead and stays close on a walk, and his recall is always good (for a ball). He loves having his ball thrown but everything is done at a gentle pace. When he has had enough, he plods along behind you -always carrying his ball of course|
Other Comments: Guinness is on edge at home with the pack but is lovely and relaxed out on a walk. Guinness can be territorial in the house (curls lip/growls) but the trigger is a barrier, such as a stairgate.
New Owners: Must live as an only dog with no visiting dogs. Experience of why dogs guard (very common in springers), a quiet confident but non-confrontational approach is a must. He needs a calm house with no stairgates and no children. He would prefer a more rural home where he would meet fewer strange dogs. In the right home he will make a lovely pet.
Coordinators comments: I would prefer more local applicants so that a few visits can be made prior to rehoming. Please complete our application form first.