The basic information, Henry or Hen as has become known for short, is a 2 year old brown English Cocker Spaniel. But who is Henry? In Henry’s two months with us we have discovered he is not a cocker but a mud monster in disguise, he has two main loves in life, a ball (or anything resembling a ball) and water which he is drawn to. He is a fun, happy boy waiting to have lots of adventures. He has great recall and has been walked mainly off the lead while in foster, if he meets other dogs on the yard he is interested to meet them and non-aggressive. He loves being outside mooching and will wear you out playing ball. In the house he has settled well 2 other dogs only minor grumbles when he’s hogged the cuddles, he sleeps on the sofa in the bedroom (with our other dogs). He is well mannered, he waits for his food, he will give up toys when asked and this is an area that will need continued work and consistency. While in foster Henry has been introduced to horses and behaves very well around them, no barking etc.
Henry can be grumbly, by this I mean that even when he’s in being cuddle at his request he can still grumble which we have come to think as his voice/comment on the situation and as a not aggressive grumbling. However, he will mouth your hands in this situation, gently and not biting. But, we have seen flashes of aggression (mainly lip curling, teeth showing and a throaty growl) when he has been asked to get off the bed/sofa when he doesn’t want to or when being asked to give up some treasure, he’s been made to get off / give it up and he returns to a waggy boy straight away. He has been fine when left for reasonable periods of time at home but this has been with company.
Ideal home for Henry: He came from a home as an only dog and has settled well with company so ether situation should suite but if he’s an only dog he will require more human interaction. As he’s only two an active home where he can try his paw at Canine cross, agility, hiking, walking etc. But due to his grumbling and occasional aggressive displays a home with no young children, confident teenagers and older to be on the safe side. Okay with the cat in foster.
Henry is in foster in Telford, Shropshire, if you feel you can offer Henry an active, loving home please be prepared to come and meet him a few times, as it is important that Henry’s next home is his forever home and to this end it’s important that his adoptive family are comfortable with his aggressive moments.
Henry is neutered, chipped, vaccinated, wormed and flead and adoption is subject to meet and greet, homecheck and adoption donation of £200. Applications via forms section of the website please.