Rupert 4 year old male Labrador crossbreed

Rupert is a 4 year old male Labrador crossbreed who is looking for his forever home. Rupert is neutered, vaccinated and micro-chipped. Rupert has had ear infections and heartworm in the past. Rupert has lived with another dog and children. Rupert is fully house-trained. Rupert can be reactive towards other dogs when passing on the lead. Rupert has a high prey drive and will chase cats. Rupert would suit an experienced new home. Homechecks in progress, click details for updates.

Rupert’s Assessment
●Rupert has been vet checked, neutered, microchipped and vaccinated
●Rupert initially had a heart worm when rescued from Serbia but was fully treated and recovered, he has needed cannural for his ears a couple of times in the last few years
●Rupert sleeps and is destructive when he is left home alone
●Rupert is pleased to see you when you arrive home
●Rupert will sometimes follow you when you move to a different room. Once fed and walked, Rupert is very relaxed at home and loves the sofa rather than a dog bed!
●Rupert is very happy to see whoever knocks at the door and rarely jumps up at new people, unless he is very excited
●Rupert behaves well and waits while you prepare his food, he will leave if you tell him to. Rupert is very excited while waiting and eager but will keep his calm
●Rupert currently eats 150g Autarky adult salmon dry (twice daily)
●Rupert is fully house trained
●Rupert has not had any formal training but knows ‘sit’, ‘stay’ and ‘leave’. His recall on walks is not 100% around dogs and wildlife so he is kept on the lead on walks in public
●Rupert pulls sometimes when he is on the lead
●Rupert can be reactive towards other dogs and sometimes barks and lunges at some dogs (usually larger ones)
●Rupert currently lives with a one year old child and has been great with him
●Rupert currently lives with another dog but can be reactive with them and Rupert chases cats, he would be suited to being the only pet
●Rupert is a people dog. Rupert loves everyone, he is cuddly and affectionate. To live with another dog, he would have to be a suitable match as he can take a dislike to some dogs. He does not like being jumped up/on by other dogs. He can be strong on his lead when lunging at passing dogs. He can only be walked on a dogmatic head collar (which will be provided) as he chokes on a collar or harness. If being left for long periods (more than a couple of hours) Rupert can get bored and be destructive. If left with a raw bone to knaw or a stuffed kong it helps.
●Rupert has a high prey drive for small animals

●This dog has been vet checked
●This dog would most likely be suited to being the only pet
●This dog is located in Great Yeldham, Essex

Application Status: Homechecks in Progress

Applications are in progress for this dog.

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