Alfie is a 4yr old lemon working cocker, he is neutered, microchipped, flea and worm treated and had a 1st vaccination so far, he will be rehomed with 5 weeks free pet insurance.
Alfie has come to us via another rescue so we have limited information on his back ground but we were told he doesnt like being over handled and can snap in situations where he is uncomfortable.
Alfie settled straight in here and has been doing so well that we haven't seen any sign of any negative behaviour, he is a dog who needs to build a bond and some trust with his people before you try to start to man handle him for example he was uncomfortable having a collar and lead put on and off and it just took some bonding time and confidence on the handlers part to lead him through this. So he is a HANDS OFF boy until you get to know each other.
We have found him to be a very affectionate and quite tactile boy here who will come for a fuss and lie up against you, he has clearly been well trained in the past as he is well behaved and responds well to basic commands.
He of course absolutely loves his walks and will need a very active home who can provide him with plenty of physical activity and mental stimulation, he has excellent recall but is a spaniel so he is nose down, tail wagging and following a scent is his thing! He travels ok in the car safely in a crate so loves going out and about exploring different places.
He is completely house trained and is quiet and non destructive in the home. He arrived with us quite underweight so he is on a higher amount of good quality food atm to get some weigh on him but he is eating really well, he is doing much better with taking treats gentle now he isnt so hungry all the time.
Alfie is good with other dogs out and about and loves playing chase, he is a bit of a humper which can get him in trouble though and he has had a run run ins with some of the other males here so we think he is best either being the only dog in the home or could live with a tolerant spayed bitch who will tell him off when needed.
He absolutely cannot live with cats or small furries as he has a very keen drive and would harm them but he has been good around the livestock here.
Because of the uncertain history around Alfie we cannot place him in a home with resident children but he has been fine here with sensible visiting children age 10yrs plus.
Alfie is being fostered in Swadlincote, Derbys but can be rehomed further afield subject to homecheck and donation of £250
If you feel you meet this boys needs please email us telling us all about your home offer and contact details to firstname.lastname@example.org