ON HOLD - ADOPTION PENDING 11.08.2017
Located Duncraig WA 6023
Not available for interstate adoption.
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Both are usually fine but Jackson can sometimes react to another male dog allowed to rush into his space unexpectedly. They have spent time in kennels without any issues. The dogs can sometimes argue with each other over food or toys so we advise you feed them separately.
We say no only as a precaution because they have sometimes argued over food or attention, which is not unusual for Staffys.
Jackson 20 kgs. Mika 18 kgs.
Medium - playful and energetic. The dogs will become very agitated and restless if they don't get their daily walk on time and may whinge and possibly bark or scratch the door to let you know you are late. Staffys are super smart.
How is this dog on a lead?
Like most dogs they are ok unless they see something exciting and then they can be hard to manage as they are strong.
How is this dog off the lead?
Mika generally has good recall. Jackson is less reliable and can develop ‘selective hearing’’.
They need a secure yard. Mika can jump and will attempt to do so if she does not feel safe or is scared e.g. during a thunderstorm. Jackson is a bit of a ‘blob’ and not a jumper but can also function as a barge pole, moving things around if there is a barrier between him and somewhere he would really like to be.
No but will alert you to something strange.
Like most dogs they may chew if you allow them to get bored.
They have no issues going out the doggy door from the laundry but they don’t currently have free access to the house. A little training might be required while settling into their new environment.
Tolerance to being alone.
Yes but preference will be given to homes where they are not alone for extended periods of time as we don’t want them sleeping their lives away.
Human attention including pats and belly rubs. They adore daily walks and chasing birds at the park. Jackson also LOVES free flowing water whether it is from a tap, hose or sprinkler. FOOD is also top of the list so their intake will need to be monitored. They also like sunbaking, bubble baths and playing ‘chassy’ or hide and seek with each other in the garden. At night they love to cuddle up together.
Mika dislikes thunderstorms and Beagles. Jackson dislikes crows and cats. They don’t like their heads being restricted or held tightly.
Their new owners will need to understand their desperation to be loved !! They would enjoy having someone at home all day but will cope with full time workers.
A home without kids or cats where they have plenty of room to run around and soak up the sun when napping. Experience with the breed would be favourable.
Since they will demand a walk every day come rain, hail or shine, their new family should be active and committed to exercising the dogs daily.
Although the dogs have been independent, they would thrive in a home where they are doted upon and given lots of attention. While they are happy enough to bask in the sun, or snuggle together, they love human company and will follow their owner around all day hoping for a pat on the head or a belly rub.
They will not suit homes with young, frail, elderly or time poor residents.
Both have sweet, gentle demeanours and seem to sense when people need cheering up. They have maintained a puppy-like sense of fun and can get excited when they see you again but they do calm down the more you are around. They just love their human family so much and would do anything to get their attention.
Photos below contributed by owner.
Adoption Fee $160 each
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