Percy is a 3-4 yr old male Poodle cross Terrier. He was discovered as a stray in Cyprus simply over a yr in the past. He was terrified when he first got here into the shelter and struggled to navigate a busy, high-adrenaline setting with a lot of different dogs.
When he was adopted a couple of weeks later we had been delighted for him, however sadly because of the arrival of a brand new child, Percy is searching for a brand new home as soon as extra. He has develop into very unsettled for the reason that child arrived and could be way more snug in an adult-only family.
Percy’s household have seen his basic behaviour change considerably since their child was born as a consequence of him dwelling in a heightened state of stress because of the appreciable change in ambiance within the family. They due to this fact really feel it’s solely truthful to permit Percy to discover a calmer home the place he may be the centre of consideration, as proper now he’s not at his happiest they usually need nothing however the most effective for him.
Percy has the affectionate, people-oriented nature (and dashing hairdo) of a Poodle, and the fiery, cheeky and targeted traits of a typical Terrier. He’s a really playful, energetic canine, however is equally very cuddly and eager to sleep in your lap as soon as home. Percy loves individuals and is eager to work together with them.
Percy loves a stomach rub greater than something, and he likes to lick individuals after a stroke to indicate his appreciation. His pleasure at being fussed over means he’ll typically leap up, however he’s responded nicely to studying ‘sit’ and as he’s a small canine, he’s not the sort to knock anybody over simply. With most dogs, Percy may be very eager to interact. Sometimes this comes throughout as fairly intense over-excitement, however most often, he likes to only say good day after which proceed along with his day, moderately than enjoying.
It’s vital to remember that on the shelter Percy was one of many smaller dogs and was surrounded by bigger pups. This has had an impression on his interactions with bigger dogs when out on walks, and he does typically present reactive tendencies in direction of larger dogs which can be extra curious of him. This hasn’t been aggression however is healthier described as defensive, primarily by vocalisation to articulate he desires his boundaries to be revered. Percy has stayed in a home with one other canine a number of instances earlier than and had no points.
Percy usually prefers brief intervals of play earlier than spending time alone or interacting with people. He has additionally been pleasant with youngsters aged 7+, however total. We simply really feel he could be happier in a home with out youngsters. Percy’s favorite factor except for individuals is arguably meals. He may be very meals motivated and being an ex-street canine, he considers most meals to be worthwhile.
Percy does due to this fact typically scavenge, and this may end up in useful resource guarding whenever you attempt to take it from him. He has been to the vet twice for consuming issues he shouldn’t have on walks, together with animal faeces and mushrooms. This is one thing that must be noticed to make sure his security, however is commonplace in dogs – they’re inherently scavengers however like something, some are extra vulnerable to it than others.
Percy may be described as people-oriented. He could be happiest in a home the place he’s the one canine, in a peaceful, extra relaxed family with none kids. He could be greatest suited to a extra suburban home than proper within the coronary heart of town and would profit from having quiet walks close by. He loves enjoying tug of battle along with his toys, being chased, stealing socks from the dryer, and being the centre of consideration. He is a persistent boy (terrier high quality!) and may be very decided as soon as he units his thoughts to one thing.
Percy wants an lively home with a household who’re ready and eager to coach him. He’s tremendous intelligent and responds nicely to constructive reinforcement, so with the proper focus, we expect he’ll excel. We really feel that Percy could be greatest suited to a home the place he’s the one canine. Although he does get on with different dogs for essentially the most half, he could be fantastic with out them and doesn’t depend on their companionship. He is 100% extra taken with individuals.
Percy isn’t appropriate for a home with cats, and being a terrier he does have a pure prey drive so likes to smell and chase when out on walks. He has good recall when not distracted and likes to run about and stretch his legs, so he would additionally actually profit from a home with a backyard to play in. Percy is at the moment based mostly in Bradford-on-Avon in Wiltshire and is able to meet his new household. He has a clear invoice of well being and is housetrained, crate-trained and neutered.
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