Age: 10 years old
Weight: 44 lbs.
Color: white with one brown eye, brown ears and the tip of her tail.
Breed: English setter with a possible mix of beagle.
Socialization/Training: She gets along great with everyone, even a house full of people with young children.
Good with children: Yes, she doesn’t play with children, but will lay on the floor and let them pet her.
Good with dogs: Foster home has no other dogs, but Dixie was brought up with 3 dogs in her previous residence.
Good with cats: unknown
Housetrained: Yes. Goes to the door when she wants out or goes to the doggy door and comes in the doggy door.
Crate trained: She is fearful of a crate. I have not put her in it since she came. She is fine in the house on her own.
Leash trained: She is walks better on a leash than in a harness. She is apprehensive about walking on the street.
She needs more work walking on a leash but will slow down when asked.
Activity Level: Being a senior girl, she is still quite active. She loves to run and hunt in the backyard. Howls when she thinks she has found something of interest.
Fence REQUIRED: Since she is fearful still of leash walks, a fence is required for her to get enough activity. She will spend hours outside hunting in the fenced back yard. She will wander off if not in a fenced in area. She does not jump or try to get out of the fenced in back yard.
Behavior: She is hesitant to get in cars to go for a ride but content once she is in the car.
Medical History: Dixie is spayed, up to date on vaccines, microchipped. Teeth cleaned in Oct 2016. At that time had 4 mammary gland tumors removed. Tumors were malignant. Therefore should be checked regularly because they could redevelop. She is free of heartworms and other parasites.
She has two areas on her spine that are weak and hips show signs of future dysplasia. The vet recommends her weight should stay around 45 lbs.
Foster Comments: She wants most to please. She looks constantly to you for approval. When indoors she wants to be right beside you by laying at your feet. She comes when she is called.
She needs correcting not to put her front paws on the kitchen counter and attempt to graze.
She is a very sweet dog. She is most compliant, never complains about being treated at the vet’s office. She loves being with the family. She does not want to be left outside when she is through hunting. She is a light eater and prefers wet dog food with a cup of dry dog food and usually eats twice a day.
Adoption fee: $100.00
Foster location: Gulf Breeze, Florida.
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