Moose- 15 month old crossbreed male (with some sighthound – more obvious in the body!).
Moose loves (adult) people- women more then men. He loves cuddling up with you on the sofa, watches you while you are cooking, sits on your feet while you are washing up. He is a real persons dog.
However he is wary of children and affection has to be on his terms- he would not appreciate a child coming up to him and giving him a cuddle as it worries him, so he can only be homed in an adult only home, or with teenagers.
He is your typical bull cross, bouncy, full on, but can also be very gentle.
He has had basic training and will sit, go down, do hand touches, leave, and has great recall.
Moose is very strong on lead- and needs further lead training.
He greats visitors with great enthusiasm.
Moose is great around food.
House training is ongoing.
He finds car journeys stressful and will pant and whine when in the car.
He has mild separation anxiety, however he will be destructive if he gets bored.
Moose has been in foster with another dog and loved him. He is very playful, but will back off if the resident dog has had enough.
Outside of the home Moose is not good with other dogs. He is very fear reactive and has to be muzzled as he will bark and lunge at strange dogs. We have been doing counter conditioning with him and his adopter will need to continue with this. We can pay for a behaviourist to work with you and Moose.
Moose does have a fearful streak and currently finds his own reflection in windows and mirrors scary, this will improve with time and work.
Whoever adopts Moose needs to realise that although he is mega loving and soppy, he is not easy and his new adopters need to be totally committed to work with him over time. It will be worth the effort though as you will end up with the most wonderful dog once he has learnt that the world isn’t so scary.
Moose is in kennels near Stoke-on-Trent.
Moose is kindly being sponsored by Finding Furever Homes but all fostering and homing applications are subject to standard Hounds First policies.