Located Greenmount WA 6056
Applicants within driving distance
Producer/Director: Shadow's human brother.
Facts About Me
Breed Labradoodle (Labrador Poodle Cross)
Age 4yrs 7 mths
More About Me
Likes, Dislikes, Fears, Endearments and Quirks
Shadow is a loyal, affectionate and pretty obedient dog. He tends to bond to one person and will 'shadow' his owner around the house and garden, dutifully sitting at their feet or close by. Shadow has some anxiety around other people and dogs and does not like them coming into his space. Too much unwelcome attention may lead to him becoming tense, stiff, growling and then if these warnings are not heeded, a nip.
Shadow is generally a relaxed 'smoochie' dog, at home when his environment is calm and quiet.
Shadow has been very well looked after by his owner in the past.
A single mature person or couple with a relaxed demeanour that can give Shadow lots of love and walks. Firm but kind.
As Shadow with thrive in a calm, quiet environment he will not suit someone who has a lot of visitors. When strangers visit he will need somewhere he classes as safe to retire too.
Shadow should be ok for full time workers (9am-5pm) as long as he is a central focus when people are home but it is important his new owner understands this has never been tested as he has always lived with another dog.
Shadow needs to be the only permanent dog in the home and be kept on the lead when walking as Shadow can quickly turn from being a relaxed, happy dog to being anxious and unpredictable.
As Shadow is people orientated he needs to be part of family activities.
He will not suit homes with residents that are very young, frail, elderly, renters, novice dog owners or time poor.
Tolerance to Being Alone During the Day
Will alert to something strange but is not currently a nuisance barker.
Shadow will suit any of the following:
Medium - playful and moderately active. Shadow does become bored if he misses a daily walk.
When ON a lead ...
Like most dogs he starts off pulling but settles.
When OFF a lead ...
Shadow has never been off the lead because his responsible owners have been cautious. When relaxed he is obedient but when anxious he will stand his ground if challenged by another dog.
Type of Yard Required
Medium to large interesting and secure - Shadow will dart through an open gate or door and take off. Ok with shoulder height fencing.
Reason for rehoming - in his owner's words.
''While he has never nipped the owner he is most bonded to he has nipped other family members due to anxiety/stress when people approach his head, '' said his owners.
''We have been advised Shadow needs a calm and relaxed environment
''He is not an aggressive dog by any means, but when stressed or anxious can trigger bite.
''Shadow is a much loved family pet with a smoochie personality. He is curious and intelligent and in the right hands will reward his owners with loyalty and affection.''
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