Paddy is a tricolour male, born on 1st September 2011. Paddy is looking for a new home in a family without young children, as he is no longer getting along with the youngest in his current home. He is vaccinated, neutered and microchipped.
Paddy likes to go for a walk on his lead, and can be let off lead during walks. His favourite places to walk are in the countryside and on the beach, although he’s not a fan of swimming and prefers to paddle. He is used to travelling in the car. While he can be a little scared when he first meets new dogs while out and about, he soon relaxes and enjoys playing with them after a quick sniff. Although Paddy gets on with other dogs out and about, he would suit a calm home as the only dog, so he gets all of the attention. Paddy has always been fine with people, but has recently taken a dislike to the youngest child in his family, particularly where food is involved.
At home, Paddy is house trained and crate trained, although he only uses his crate to sleep in at night. While he can be left on his own for a short time, he doesn’t like it, and the longer he is alone, the more upset he is. He vocalises his distress by howling, but has never been destructive. He has never tried to escape from his secure garden. If Paddy steals an item, he will give it back when told, unless it’s an item of food.
Paddy has never lived with cats, so must join a cat free home. Because he is trying to be dominant with young children, it would be best if Paddy’s new home was one without young children, or one with adults only, as these age groups have never been an issue for him. He loves a chewy bone or a teddy to play with, followed by a snooze in the sunniest spot he can find. Paddy enjoys having company, and thinks it’s even better if he can cuddle up with whoever is near him. If there’s no space on the sofa, he’s quite happy to sit on your feet and keep your toes nice and warm.