Lovely Kenzie is a 5 year old collie lurcher who measures 23 inches floor to shoulder.
She is an affectionate girl who loves human company. Men seem to be her favourite!
Kenzie came to us because she was being left 9 hours a day and this had led her to suffer from separation anxiety.
She is currently left for no more than about an hour or so at a time and is better left after a walk. Currently, she may cry or howl on and off when left but is not destructive.
We feel that in a new home, given time and patience, Kenzie will gradually become more comfortable about being left. She has already improved a great deal during her time in foster. Kenzie will never be happy in a home where she reguarly needs to be left for long periods though.
She has the potential to accompany her adopter to work should the work environment allow this.
Kenzie travels well in the car and actually gets quite excited when she knows she’s going for a ride.
She is house trained and will ask to go out.
She walks nicely on the lead but can bounce and prance a little with excitement.
She has not been off lead and would need training to be able to do so. However, she is a very intelligent dog who shows great recall in both the house and garden and learns quickly.
Kenzie could live with calm, dog savvy children over the age of 10 but does get a little bit wary and scared sometimes so a busy noisy home probably wouldn’t suit her.
She is in foster with three other dogs and gets on well with all of them. Out and about, she can get a bit bouncy and barky when she sees another dog but this just seems to be frustration. It can be a bit much for some dogs though and so meetings on lead don’t really suit her.
She has visited two greyhounds in their home (male and female) and meetings went very well. We feel she could live with a sensible calm dog (ideally the same size as her or larger) but would also be happy as an only dog provided she had plenty of human company.
Kenzie has been cat tested and was very uninterested in the two dog savvy cats in the home. We therefore feel she is cat trainable in a sensible home.
Although Kenzie does show an interest in wildlife, particularly birds, she is very easily distracted.
She has seen both cows and horses and although she was keen to say hello to the horse, was unfazed by them.
In her previous home, Kenzie has enjoyed taking part in agility.
Kenzie is a bright, intelligent dog who can be a little wary at times but once she gains confidence and is settled into her forever home she will be a cracking little dog.