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BICHON EXPERIENCED HOME
ADULT ONLY HOME OR HOME WITH OLDER CHILDREN
CHILDREN 15 AND OVER
DOG OF A SIMILAR SIZE OR AS AN ONLY DOG
AN UNDERSTANDING OF HOW TO HELP A SENSITIVE DOG
Huw is a lovely tiny 4 year old little bichon who has a waggy tail when he sees you and squeaks in excitement when he sees you get his lead ready for a walk. He has had a tough past so takes a little while to trust people but once he does, he is like a little shadow wanting to follow you around and join in with whatever you are doing
Due to mistreatment in his previous home Huw can be a little reserved when he firsts meets you but is soon won over with chicken or gentle encouragement, and then he loves being touched and getting gentle belly rubs. Huw is a little head shy so any owner will need to be sensitive to this and gradually work with him to be less sensitive to his head being stroked as currently he gets very worried.
Due to his previous mistreatment Huw will not be homed with young children, he will need an adult only home preferably or a home with older children that will be able to patiently teach Huw that children can be kind to dogs as Huw sadly has not experienced this previously
Huw is good with other dog’s but as he has only recently been neutered he can still be a bit full on and is initially very interested in dog’s so any resident dog would need to be very tolerant. Huw would happily live as an only dog if the adults were home for company.
Huw is interested in the resident cat in the foster home but isn’t chasing just being a bit barky towards it, so a home with no cats would be preferable
Huw is good in the house, having only recently being neutered. Any potential adopters should expect a small level of scent marking initially and be prepared to work with him to get him settled, which will prevent that continuing. Huw is crate trained and will go in one when he wants his own space. He has shown no sign of being destructive but does like toys. When left he will bark initially but this does settle after a few minutes
Huw walks really well on a lead; he can be a bit vocal in the car when travelling but does settle
Huw would suit a bichon experienced home, and a home with adults only preferably, or with older children. He would live happily with another dog or as an only dog. He needs a home that will understand that due to his past it might take him a little while to settle in and to show his true character, so a home that will be patient and provide him with a calm and safe home to settle into. He needs stability and a home that will show him that humans can be kind, he sadly has suffered mistreatment in his previous home so some anxiety from him is to be expected as he settles in and gets to know his new humans.
Huws new home will need to commit to regular coat care at home, he enjoys being groomed, and also make regular appointments at a groomers to maintain his coat and prevent matting. He can be timid initially so any home needs to be able to show awareness of nervous dog behaviour, and be able to show practical awareness of ways to keep a nervous dog safe on walks and in the home with security measures such as a well fitted harness, secure fencing and no use of extendable leads.
Huw is a lovely little dog who so deserves a home of his own to experience being a loved pet, he would benefit from a home where someone was home the majority of the day
Microchipped, vaccinated and up to date flea and wormer
Fostered in Crewe
Huw comes with 5 weeks free Agria pet insurance.