On Hold - Adoption pending - JAN 2018
No longer taking applications.
Located Wellard , WA 6170. Applicants within driving distance preferred.
If you would like to meet Maddie please complete the Expression of Interest Form.
As a designer ‘Jug’, Maddie has the fearless, energetic and intelligent nature of the Jack Russell Terrier combined with the loving, sociable nature of the pug. She is a gentle, adorable and active doggy. Being very alert, she is keen to know and be involved in all that is going on around her. She has inherited her JRT tendency to alert you to things going on in the yard. She is loyal to her owner but may become stubborn at times. She is friendly and tolerant towards other animals and family children but her pug-like qualities make her naturally sensitive and jealous of the other pets and kids present in the household. This is why we recommend she is the only pet in the home.
As Maddie is smart she has learned to sit, lie, shake, roll over and sit pretty (beg). She is a friendly and playful girl.
Maddie will appeal to many families however, she is best suited with folks who have doggy experience and are firm but kind. If you are away during the day we recommend her home is not in close proximity to other homes like that of a strata complex. While she is fine with kids she would prefer a life without the chaos, noise or rough play of young kids. She would also prefer all your attention.
Maddie will not suit homes where residents are very young, frail, elderly or time poor.
Maddie is fine at day care and with her dog walker. However, her natural instinct is to be sensitive and even jealous of the other pets and kids present in the household. We recommend she is an only pet at home but she should be social and playful when out for a walk or at the beach.
Yes however, we recommend any kids be teenagers or older.
The 'Jug' was bred to be an active and alert breed that are keen to know and be involved in all that is going on around them. Maddie is typical of this breed and will run for hours. She loves going out to the park daily – even twice daily if you are up to it. Like most dogs of this breed if you don’t exercise her daily she is likely to be a bit naughty that night – Maddie is no one’s fool ☺
How is this dog on a lead?
Like many dogs she is ok unless she sees something exciting.
How is this dog off the lead?
Most of the time she doesn't run off however, sometimes she develops selective hearing if there is something interesting to investigate.
Maddie needs a secure yard. She will dig under a fence or squeeze through gaps so she can explore. She will also take advantage of an open door or gate to slip through your feet and take off on an adventure.
Nuisance barker or destructive?
When Maddie has daily exercise she is usually well behaved but if you neglect this basic need she will do what comes naturally and sometimes be disruptive. She is not currently destructive.
Tolerance to being alone.
Maddie can cope alone as long as she has plenty of exercise. But as it is in her nature to be inquisitive she may bark if there is a lot going on close by.
Maddie loves to play in water including the back yard pool and will swim in the shallows at the beach. She also loves soft toys and toys that challenge her. She will enjoy chasing a ball but usually only when she gets a treat for bringing it back – smart girl. With her pug genes it is not surprising that she loves food and will do almost anything for a ‘chicken treat.’
Maddie is scared of heights. She is also frightened of thunder & lightning.
Adoption Fee $320
Our Adoption Fees are great value considering what the average retail vet charges.
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