Breed: Springer Spaniel
Location: Kent Please be aware you will need to travel twice to this location.
Minimum Donation: £300
IMPORTANT CRITERIA FOR NEW HOME:
Other Dogs: Yes
Other Pets: Not tested livestock.
Can be left alone: No more than 4 hours a day
Behaviour Issues: Needs a working home
Medical Issues: None
Alfie has been off to do his sniffer dog training but it is not for him. He likes a ball but won’t work for one so he is now looking for a home. Alfie needs a working home. He is not a pet. He spent his first few months living in a flat and not being walked . Here is his foster write up. He is in foster with a game keeper at present.
Alfie is a 9 month old springer spaniel based in Kent. He has spent time both inside and in kennels and is definitely only suitable as a kenneled dog or to live in a dog room for example, due to ongoing issues with aggression. Alfie is showing great promise as a working dog but is only young, so requires someone with experience to continue his training. He returns to the whistle, sits at distance and is beginning some sit and stay work. He is learning the basics for left and right, and is showing great intelligence in this area. He will enter cover willingly, but hasn’t done any training in this area as of yet. He is very loyal to his trainer, and will become a great asset to any team. He has traveled in a dog box and is used to quads, gators and other farming machinery. He’s happy to be out on his own or in a pack, and never strays too far.
Unfortunately due to his previous circumstances, Alfie has shown possessive aggression during his time indoors, this is limited to evenings, when he is tired after a long day. He is also showing mild shadow chasing, but we are hopeful this will pass as he picks up more stimulation. During the day you are able to take toys, etc off him, and even remove his food bowl when eating, the aggression appears to be solely in the evening. This is reducing more and more as he settles however. He is not gun shy. He is not docked.
Alfie is genuinely lovely boy, who we are confident will settle and eventually flourish in the right home. He will remain with us and continue his training until we are confident the right home has been found.
Alfie is neutered chipped vaccinated wormed and flead and adoption is subject to meet and greet homecheck and adoption donation. Applications via forms section of website please.