Female Spanish Hound 1 Year Old
Greta is a gorgeous young female slightly-wirehaired hound, she has the most amazing affectionate temperament, we think she is a Podenco cross. Greta is one year old, her date of birth is 08/12/20. She is currently near Milton Keynes in Buckinghamshire. She could make a wonderful family dog, she loves people old and young.
Greta is a quiet, gentle soul. She is not over confident initially, but once she gets to know you, she quickly forms a very strong bond. She LOVES her humans above everything else, and if you are loved, she regularly comes up for a cuddle or particularly a belly rub.
Greta loves children and often whines to go and say hello if she sees families on a walk and if we stop to chat when on walks, she is very gentle and calm if children and other dogs are present.
Greta likes to play, particularly tug of war and chase. She plays really well, although boisterously with other dogs, she plays equally, she gives and takes notice of play queues from other dogs. She LOVES a squeaky toy, but due to her young age still likes to shred toys after a while. We have tended to remove toys from her when she does this and replace it with either an antler chew or lick mat with yogurt, which she really loves and which seems to calm her down.
Greta loves her bed and loves to snooze, particularly if she is cuddled up against one of her humans. She has a high prey drive and has a particular interest in squirrels, cats and anything that scurries, as you would expect with her breed. So, when out on a walk she will initially react, but is now starting to pay more attention to her humans on walks too. She is a very loving dog and only wants to please, so is willing to learn.
Greta is toilet trained, and is starting to walk well on the lead and long line. Recall and other commands at home and on the long line is also improving, using ‘come’, ‘leave’, ‘this way’, ‘stop’, ‘wait’ and ‘lets go’. She has become accustomed to treats now and has quite a taste for them which is helping with reward-based training.
Greta is still a young dog, she has been through a lot in her first 18 months on this planet, so she can be a bit jumpy in terms of loud noises, but quickly calms down with verbal reassurance. Bicycles initially made her jump, but she has quickly become accustomed to these.
Greta arrived in the UK in February, and she has been through foster and adoption homes, but sadly through no fault of her own, she is available for adoption again. Her first home said “Greta is very sweet and loving, great around other dogs. She loves snuggling up to humans and sleeps in the funniest positions! She has a cheeky and inquisitive nature and is a very gentle girl. Super soft with my children (aged 6,9,17). She is a bundle of bouncy energy and fun.”
Originally Greta was found on the streets and rescued by a young couple who brought her to the shelter we work with in the north of Spain. We think she is a Podenco cross, just one year old. Greta is a young dog with a sweet nature, she is very affectionate; she adores people and loves to be cuddled. Greta gets on very well with other dogs, with whom she loves to play. She is constantly looking for human company, she is very attached to people.
We are looking for an active home with lots of human company and with another friendly dog. Greta is very interested in cats, so a cat free home.