HUCK AB#19-182 – M – 3-5 Years
Foster dog name: Huck
Age: 3-5 (from activity level seems closer to 3)
Size/Weight: 47 lbs
Breed: English Setter
Good with Children: yes
Good with Dogs: yes
Good with Cats: no
House trained: yes
Crate trained: yes
Leash trained: in progress
Behavior: Independent cuddler
Activity Level: very active outdoors, calm indoors. Would make a good agility dog or running partner.
Fence: Walking is not enough for this active dog. A fenced-in yard is recommended—he gets a lot of energy out running around chasing birds.
Medical History: UTD on all vaccinations, on HWP, neutered, and microchipped
This stunning boy has a lot to recommend him besides his eye-catching markings. He is a personable dog; outgoing and fun-loving. One minute elegant and refined, the next he's a total goofball. He's a definite snuggler, and would love to cuddle up on the couch with you, but will stay off the furniture if asked. He is fairly independent, so provides a nice balance of affectionate without being too demanding.
Huck is an active boy, and will do best in a home with a fenced in yard and an experienced and active family. His confidence and independence make him more challenging to train than some dogs, so he wouldn't be a good choice for a first-time owner. He is obedient as long as you are consistent. He will take advantage if you aren't. His activity level and drive would make him an excellent choice for a job. He could make a great agility dog, for instance.
Another dog to play with would be a plus, as would a house where people are home a lot of the day. He has shown no separation anxiety, but long periods of boredom and inactivity could lead to negative behaviors in this athletic dog.
Around the house Huck is very well-behaved, with no negative behaviors of note. But lack of training and a strong prey drive can make him a challenge on walks. He is coming along on his walking manners, but a halti collar or harness is definitely recommended initially.
Huck is currently living with his brother Finn, and they do very well together and would make a great pair for a two-dog household. But they have shown no anxiety when separated, so are available individually.
Adoption Fee: $300.00
Foster Location: NC
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