Alpha – 8 year old female English Setter

Alpha is an eight year old female English Setter. Stunning Alpha is in foster in Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Alpha has adapted really well to home life and is confident in the house. She has very quickly found comfort on the sofas and beds during the day.

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She’s a really social girl and likes to be with someone during the day although at certain parts of the day will happily saunter off into another room to chill on her own for a bit.

Alpha loves being outside, sniffing about and watching the birds! She will happily do jumpy laps around the garden because she is happy taking in all the smells.

She is definitely a working setter in nature and has been known to freeze on the spot during a walk while she susses out the birds and wildlife. Otherwise, she is really good at walking on her lead and at the moment, doesn’t pull at all.

She seems to understand how far she can go on her lead and is very happy to not try to pull past that!

Her foster home has let her off lead in an enclosed field and her recall would need work as she’s still engrossed in everything else, but she’s very happy on a lead on daily walks and enclosed fields are a great treat for her.

She adores her walks and is still very active and loves stretching her legs in a secure field.

Alpha is very intelligent though and picks things up quickly. She is also food driven which has already helped with training.

She’s a real softie around people at first, offering her belly immediately for some strokes and really loves getting some attention. She loves a stroke and a cuddle and when she’s just getting to know people she’s quietly confident around them.

Alpha has been great with visiting children in her foster home and she’s good with other dogs. Alpha will give polite sniffs but isn’t overbearing at all. Young bouncy pups can be a bit much for her but she would really enjoy a resident dog in her new home.

Alpha happily greets her humans with such excitement when she sees them each morning with bouncy zoomies. She is very much enjoying discovering the life that she missed out on for eight years and is lapping it up!

Alpha was born on 7th May 2015.

If you are interested in giving Pretty Alpha a home, she is available at Setter Brittany Pointer Rescue. Alpha is currently in Newcastle-upon-Tyne but her bag is packed and she is ready to travel to her special home. Will that be with you??

Setter, Brittany & Pointer Rescue
Setter, Brittany & Pointer Rescue

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