BUDDY (FKA Prince) AB#18-167-12 – M, 9 Months
Gender: Male, neutered
Age: Approx. 9 months
Color: Black and White
Size: 32 lbs
Breed: English Setter
Good with Children: Yes. Buddy loves the resident kids (teen and tween) at his foster home. He’s still a puppy, so occasionally jumps up seeking affection and occasionally soft-mouths hands. He would probably be fine with toddlers, but the demarcation between dog toys and kid toys would naturally have some challenges.
Good with Dogs: Yes. Buddy gets along well with the resident two dogs (who also like him) and plays with the neighbor dogs too.
Good with Cats: Yes. Will annoy them, but won’t eat them. When they hiss, he runs for the hills.
House-trained: He’s doing really well! He’s only had a couple accidents in the house since arriving! He tends to do his business right away when taken out, so he’s got the right idea. Or, it may have something to do with the amount of snow in Wisconsin vs. Alabama.
Crate trained: Yes. Takes some bulldozing to get him in, but he does fine once inside. Buddy sleeps in the crate at night and when the people are away.
Activity Level: Moderate. He’s got spurts of puppy energy, but he’s really pretty mellow most of the time. He self-entertains with toys, you just have to make sure he didn’t add a sock left on the floor in his activity pile.
Fence: A fence is always ideal with a bird dog. He is VERY birdy. He even stops to look up at the geese high in the sky. He is being leash-walked at his foster home as we’re guessing his won’t be a long-term stay to train on electric fence.
Medical History: Buddy has been fully vetted, dewormed, on heartworm preventative, and was neutered on 12/5/18. We don’t know anything about his medical history except he arrived with fleas and had a puncture wound from a bite on his forehead and face. He was on antibiotics for the bite. During his neutering, he also had an umbilical hernia repaired, a common thing on baby boys.
Foster Comments: If we tell you he’s kind of ugly and mean, will you not bombard us with applications?! Buddy is none of those things, of course. He’s a darling young pup who is sweet and loving. He soaks up affection, leans in to his people, and likes to entertain himself with stuffed squeaky toys. He’s not allowed on furniture except kid beds and he hops up there immediately when summoned. He poses on the pillows like he’s in a photo shoot for a cute puppy calendar. Buddy is a heart-melter all the way. He’s on the small side! We know he’s over six months old as his permanent teeth are just about in place, but he’s definitely under a year. Vet’s estimate is 7-9 months old, so depending on where on that spectrum he is, he might have a little growing left to do. Best guess is he’ll be a 35-40 lb. adult.
We don’t know much about Buddy’s background except that the adults who owned him had a bad breakup and one threatened to shoot him, so a good Samaritan neighbor took him in and worked with a shelter to get him to A&B.
Buddy has chewed through a flexi-lead and a leash in about two seconds flat, but otherwise hasn’t destroyed anything except a bag of bread. Still, he’s a puppy, so his future family should be prepared for typical puppy behavior and keep the expensive Italian leather shoes out of reach.
Adoption fee: $395.00
Foster Location: Madison, WI.
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