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MAPLE CAN BE AN ONLY DOG WITH LOTS OF SOCIALISATION
OLDER DOG SAVVY CHILDREN
NOT CATS TESTED
TRAINING OR SOCIALISATION CLASSES AGREEMENT
My foster mum has named me Maple and says I’m a mix of bambi and dumbo but I also answer to meatball. I’m 12-17 weeks old and am very special with a blue and brown eye. This comes in very handy as I use my brown eye to look super cute and my blue eye to give you the death stare hahaha.
I am an Old English Sheepdog and I really do live up to being a Dulux dog as I’ve had great fun getting in the way of my foster family as they have been painting the house lately. I have been sleeping on the floor lately as the weather has been so warm but watch out for me as I can look like a rug.
I like to keep people on their toes by stealing shoes or stones and I like to be under my foster families’ feet and try to trip them up (Hehe). I also like to wind up the other dogs in my foster home with my singing and chatting and If I get hold of a good toy, stick or branch, I like to run around and hit them in the legs for fun.
Maple likes to follow you around and play tug of war with a rope. She sleeps well and doesn’t care for jumping into bed or on a sofa unless it’s for attention. She has no issues with confidence and will happily greet any visitors to the home with boundless energy. She is currently picked up to go up and down steps and does look a bit taken aback by it. (Not that this will be possible as she gets bigger and heavier).
She has had a nice bath since being in foster as she’s a bit of a tom boy rather than a princess and loves to get dirty. She will tolerate a brush but will nibble on the brush if you’re not keeping an eye on her. Her grooming needs to be a daily task to help with bonding and to keep her looking at her best.
There are no children in the foster home and she has shown no aggression to visiting children who are sensible and dog savvy and has happily sat and receive attention from them.
She has not been cat or small furry tested.
As a puppy she has been a little destructive and will pinch a shoe or bottle and when this happens, she is encouraged to shift her attention to something more suitable like an antler, yakk and toys. She is a puppy after all and this will take time and patience. She isn’t fully toilet trained and does have accidents in the house but this is getting better every day. She isn’t food aggressive and will wait patiently for her food and treats.
Maple hasn’t been out on a walk as she is not fully vaccinated but she has been practicing in the garden. She isn’t keen on the lead and tries to chew it but this again will come in time. She currently tolerates a secured car journey but may needs more room as she moves around a lot on the journey.
Maple needs an active home with lots of attention and playtime. She would be okay with dog savvy children but they need to be older as she jumps and bites when playing and will need a lot of training. We recommend her as an only dog but with plenty of socialisation. She is a beautiful fluff ball of a pup who needs someone who is committed to provide for all her needs.
Maple has a slightly misaligned jaw that will need a check at 6 months old. She will be on an assisted adoption due to this matter which will be discussed with the dog BOSS.
She will need to be spayed when the vets think she is of a suitable size and will coming with a neutering agreement.
She will also be required to attend puppy or socialisation classes and this will be followed up.
Microchipped, 1st vaccination and up to date flea and wormer
Fostered in the Swansea area of South Wales
Maple will come with 5 weeks free Agria pet insurance.