4.5 years old
English Cocker Spaniel, gold
Wilbur is a big handsome healthy boy who simply wants company, attention and lots of love and snuggles.
He is a clever boy who is already toilet trained (but expect some initial marking) and will be able to use a doggy door with a little more encouragement. He does need a well fenced yard as he has a history to sneaking out and going for a big run without responding to any recall.
He absolutely loves going for walks however, he isn’t so good on the lead. When he sees another dog he tends to stop and then start to bark and pull on the lead, it does then take time to settle him again. We would suggest some training to be booked in right away to help him be more responsive to commands and make walking him an enjoyable experience.
Wilbur will need an active family, preferably with children, as he has lots of energy to burn and is a tad cheeky with lots of personality. He does bond very quickly and will fall in love with the right family. In his new home he must be the only doggy (no other pets) in the family as he has a tendency to become protective and he will want all of the attention, love and snuggles. He does need to understand boundaries as he is a strong boy and could knock over older or frail people.
Wilbur will prefer to be with someone who is home most of the day and take him with them when they venture out. When you are home, he wants to be inside with you. He would be very sad if he couldn’t sleep close by your side.
If you are looking for a spaniel that doesn’t bark and will come to you at your every call, then Wilbur is not your boy. However, if you are willing to put some training in with Wilbur he will make a wonderful addition to your family – as long as you are active, loving, mainly at home, have no other pets, willing to give cuddles and ready to have a companion by your side.
Please note due to the amount of applications we are receiving of late, applications for Wilbur will close at 5pm on Monday the 13th December 2021