Facts About Me
Breed Cocker Spaniel
Age 8yrs 6 mths
Size 17 kgs
Wary of Other Dogs - details below
Not Good With Cats
Best for homes without kids - details below
Adoption Fee $380
Most Recent Vet Check Results OCT 2019 - see below.
More About Me
Likes, Dislikes, Fears, Endearments and Quirks
Super affectionate, sensitive, loyal and joyful - this Cocker Spaniel is waiting to become someone's devoted companion.
People who know the breed understand Cocker Spaniels are caring and warm hearted with tendencies to also be stubborn and demanding. But when you are this cute why not??
This breed is known to be responsive to training.
Jess is typical of the breed in that she is extremely affectionate and hence, sometimes clingy and attention seeking.
Jess is wary of unfamiliar dogs but is not aggressive. She is good with other friendly dogs at home but is not keen on meeting new doggy friends when out.
Active singles or couples, perhaps with older kids who visit, who are home more often than not.
As Jess would like all the attention she will be best suited as the only permanent dog in the home.
Jess can be protective around food (may even nip if attempts are made to steal it) hence, we recommend homes where any visiting kids are at least teenagers and only if gentle and calm around dogs.
She will not suit homes where people live in very close proximity to each other with small outside areas e.g. villas, units, apartment complexes, terrace houses, strata complexes etc.
As Jess is people orientated she needs to be part of family activities.
Jess will not suit homes with residents that are:
Tolerance to Being Alone During the Day
Jess will alert to something strange but is currently not a nuisance barker.
Jess will suit any of the following:
Medium - playful and moderately active. Jess loves getting out and about.
When ON a lead ...
Like most dogs she starts off pulling but settles.
When OFF a lead ...
Like many dogs her recall is good unless distracted.
Type of Yard Required
Most Recent Vet Check Result - Late OCT 2019
Jess had a full vet check up late OCT 2019. X rays showed no arthritis. Teeth were cleaned and are in great condition (no extractions). She does have very early signs of kidney disease that would not have been picked up if not for a routine blood test - no symptoms. She is on a new special diet and her prognosis is very good.
We can provide more details and access to vet records for folks genuinely interested.
''Jess was in very good health for a doggy her age and was also a very lovely and easy patient,'' wrote her vet after the visit.
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