English Setter cross 5 mnths old
Pippa is a small female puppy, just 5 months old (DOB 03/06/22), Pippa is in foster in Essex.
Her foster mum says “Pippa is a very loving girl, switched on, quick learner, very food motivated. She loves to play with other dogs and is very full on with dogs she lives with, more cautious with ones out on walks, but respectful. Lead walking bit like a kite on a windy day at the moment…. Follows her nose, but she is still so young and has not had any lead training as yet. On her walks she is long lined, or loose in secure dog fields. She is starting to learn some recall and returns each time on 3 pips of a whistle. She sits. She has learnt the word ‘gently’ ( was a treat snatcher) also learnt the word ‘ quiet’ as she can be vocal and demanding for attention. She sleeps through the night without accident or issues. She sleeps in my room in her own bed. Toilet training is doing very well, but she still needs to be taken outside regularly and can sometimes excitement wees as expected at this young age. She hasn’t been destructive but she does have lots of appropriate things to chew here as she still has some of her puppy teeth. She also travels well in the car now. Was noisy at first but now settles quickly in her place in the car.”
Pippa was born to a Setter mum, an unplanned pregnancy and her dad is an unneutered mongrel that roams in the village. A Brittany also had a litter of pups from the same dad, one of which was Puppa. These two cross bred puppies were not wanted and were going to be abandoned in the mountains but fortunately another hunter stepped in and brought them down to the shelter.
Pippa is a happy and funny puppy, she is a little tornado at times. Pippa is in a wonderful foster home with a family and a variety of dogs, she gets on very well with the dogs and is very playful. With people she is very affectionate.
At two months old Pippa weighed 2.4kg, so as a guess we might guess she will be a medium size dog when full grown. Pippa has a medium length tail, she could have been born with this or had it slightly docked when very young, we are not sure which.