- Type: Labradoodle
- Gender: Male
- Age: 2 years 5 months
- Size: 22 inches to the shoulder
- Live with Children: 10 + years due to his boisterous nature.
- Shedding: Moderate
- Grooming Requirements: Brush once a week. Alfie has a wiry coat so clipping will be personal choice.
- House Trained: Yes
- Able to be left: Yes up to four hours no problems
- Obedient: Yes
- Comes when called: Yes
- Pulls on lead: Yes
- Exercise Requirements: One really good on the lead early morning walk or no walk and a very large garden.
- Mental Stimulation Requirements: Ball games -fetch will drop it for you to pick up and throw. Variety of different toys to play with. Alfie is more than happy for attention; he will lie down and lap up all the fuss you can give him.
- Good with cats: No
- Good with dogs: No.
- Friendly with strangers: Yes very will try and jump up but soon settles down
- Good watch dog: Alfie will alert you to the doorbell and outside sounds
- Health Problems: Yes, epilepsy. This is being brought under control with medication and in no way affects his quality of life.
- Special Diet: Alfie has Chappie original tinned food because this is low in protein and recommended for epileptic dogs
Alfie is a happy affectionate, gentle, content boisterous boy. Around the house, he is very well behaved and obedient and he is everything you could wish for in a dog. He is crate trained and we advise that his new family continue this as Alfie goes in of his own accord during the day. Alfie is not good with other dogs and becomes aggressive on lead and pulls very, very hard, growls. On early morning walks when it is quiet Alfie hardly pulls on the lead and is far more relaxed. He is also very nervous and stressed around traffic; motorcycles, cycles etc. For this reason, Alfie has on lead walks with us early morning.
Alfie will sit when told if you see runners and bicycles. He also pulls towards people as he is so friendly but will sit when told to distract his attention. Alfie will be ideally suited to a home with a large garden, no other dogs or dogs that visit. A rural setting will suit him better. Ideally, an early riser who can take him for an early morning peaceful walk or a home with a large garden and he will be content without a walk. Alfie will need constant reminders not to jump up at visitors; he is much improved since he has been with us. He loves people and only wants to please. Alfie previously lived with a 4 year-old with no problems. He goes through the night without a murmur and will go in and out of his crate on command. No problems around the food bowl when he is eating; the food is gone in the blink of an eye. He sits and waits to be told before eating and sits at the door and we go in in and out first. Easy to put a harness on him for walks and takes treats from you very gently. He has done a 4-hour car journey without problems
Tablets for his epilepsy are: -
08.00 one and a half epiphen and two libromide
20.00 one and a half epiphen (as long as the medication is every 12 hours the times can be changed)
Alfie will need blood tests periodically.
When he has a fit it is mild and he can still hear you and we tell him to stay lying down until the fit has passed as he tries to get up. After the fit a couple of minutes he is as right as rain and back to normal.
Any questions at all about Alfie please contact Sandra 07875 625899 or Mike 07860 367107
Alfie is being fostered in Dorset
If you think you would be a suitable forever home for Alfie please fill out our enquiry form, below.
Please note: We cannot reply to every application but applicants will hear within 7 days of applying if they are being considered for this dog. We do not rehome outside of the UK.