BUD AB#18-109- M, 7 Years
Age: 7 years
Size/Weight: 46 lbs.
Color: Orange Belton
Breed: English Setter
Good with Children: Yes
Good with Dogs: Yes
Good with Cats: Unknown and has strong small prey drive
House trained: 90%
Crate trained: Yes
Leash trained: Yes
Behavior: Buddy is an affectionate guy and loves attention. He will crawl into your lap for a nap and belly rub.
Activity Level: Buddy is a very energetic dog. He loves to run around, play with our dogs, stalk and then chase the birds, and other critters. He can do this for hours at a time. In the house he is always up for a good cuddle or nap in your lap. He like to play with toys and balls.
Fence: Bud has a lot of energy and I do not believe that leash walks would be enough. A sturdy fence is essential for Buddy. He may do well as someone’s running partner, or if someone took him regularly to a large dog park.
Medical History: Bud has been given a clean bill of health from our vet. He arrived to us in an emaciated state, but is now at a healthy weight, and was neutered 2 weeks ago.
Foster Comments: Buddy is a sweet boy. It was obvious that he had not been a house dog, but he has learned to appreciate the comforts of being in the house. He was not housetrained at all and has really come along in that regard. He gets the concept and has only had a couple of accidents in the last week or so, and they have been right by the door to the yard. He goes willingly into the crate if we must leave him for a couple of hours. It took Buddy about three weeks to respond to his name, so I am sure that really was his name. He will need someone to be patient with him and do obedience training with him. He has no recall when he is outside. He is too excited and busy that he will not come to you. We have a hunting E-collar and have had to put that on him to go outside. All he needs is the tone to stop what he is doing and look for you. We think that a previous owner may have shocked him repeatedly with the collar. We do monitor him while outside because he is an escape artist, and will dig, jump, etc. to get to the other side of the fence. We have four setters of our own and none have ever escaped!
We are in a position that Bud is never left for more than a few hours at a time. We are not sure how he would do being left alone for a long workday. He gets along well with our setters now, but it took a few weeks.
Adoption Fee: $250.00
Foster Location: Chester County, Pennsylvania
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BUD AB#18-109- M, 7 Years