SHEP AB#119-024-2 – M, 1 1/2 Years
Foster dog name: Shep
Gender: Neuterd male
Color: Liver & white
Breed: English Setter
Socialization/training: We have not been in a situation where Shep has not been the perfect gentlemen; he has always handled himself well in strange situations around people and other dogs. But if Shep gets his mind set on something like a lizard, a bird or taking a lap around the yard, he forgets how to listen.
Good with Children: Shep hasn’t been around too many children since in foster but he loves seeing the neighborhood kids while on walks. He would do well in a home with older kids who will play fetch and run around with him.
Good with Dogs: Shep loves other dogs both large and small. He hasn’t met a dog he doesn’t get along with.
Good with Cats: N/A Unfortunately, we didn’t encounter any cats close up but I would guess based on his reactions to seeing cats at a distance that a house with a cat may not be the best idea.
House trained: Mostly, Shep has great manners inside and doesn’t jump on the furniture or on the countertops but if left out in the house too long (more than 3ish hours) he doesn’t hold it well.
Crate trained: Yes, he quietly and easily goes in his crate and has never had an accident in his crate.
Leash trained: Yes, he pulls a little in the beginning of a walk but quickly settles in and walks nicely.
Activity Level: Shep is very playful and curious. He LOVES playing fetch, hunting lizards and taking long walks.
Fence: Shep requires a fence at least 4ft tall and something he cannot get through. A privacy fence, a wrought iron fence or something with small squares would be best. While he LOVES walks, they do not suffice, he needs and loves some running and playing time in a yard.
Behavior: Shep is sweet, curious, playful and a constant companion. Even though he flunked out of hunting school his hunt drive is still pretty strong, he locks in on any birds he sees and is a skilled lizard hunter. Shep loves the water and will try his hardest to get in any he sees, especially after/during a long walk. Once finally worn out, Shep loves being scratched, so much so he can’t keep his eyes open. Belly scratches are his absolute favorite. In fact, he will raise his leg and offer his belly if you look like you are walking in his direction. While not overly cuddly, Shep will curl up beside you wherever you are. He helps in the kitchen, hangs out next to the couch, rides quietly in the car and tucks himself in next to the bed at night.
Medical History: Neutered March 2019, current on vaccines and up to date with heart worm preventative
Foster Comments: Shep is incredibly sweet and is very well mannered but he is young and still needs some fine-tuning. We have been working with him and he is catching on very quickly. He is a very quick learner. He would thrive with someone who has some experience with bird/hunting dogs and understands these dogs and their energy level . Shep’s two favorite things are hunting lizards and playing fetch, he would do them all day if he could. He loves being outside and watching everything going on, I almost think he would prefer to be outside than in the house. The ideal home would be with someone who is very active and enjoys the outdoors.
Shep prefers women. When first meeting men, he can be a little stand-offish, he warms up to them pretty quickly and then going forward he is fine. He just needs a minute.
Adoption Fee: $300.00
Foster Location: Jacksonville, FL
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