Birthday: April 1, 2017
Dam: Hel's Dot To Dot
Cats: Not Cat Safe
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Irish has turned it in after 3 short races. Irish is healing from a rear leg injury and is doing very well on it. The vet has given him permission to start increasing his exercise. He is still new here at AFG and we are getting to know him better. Could this lad be the one you are looking for?
Irish is a nervous, shy boy but he is also very sweet, cuddly and goofy. He will need someone that is willing to be super patient with him as he adjusts to any new situations. I guarantee your patience with him will be well paid off once he settles in a gets comfortable because he is just so much fun to be around.
Irish seems to warm up to women faster than he does men but he is happy to cuddle and play with either after he has time to adjust and get more comfortable. We feel that he would do best in a home without small children because he gets spooked by loud noises and sudden movements. He would do best in a home that is a little more settled and not chaotic.
Irish just loves to be outside in the yard, its one of his most favorite things to do. He loves to play with soccer type balls on his own (true soccer player here!), having balls thrown or having sticks thrown. He doesn’t need to spend extended time outside but he does like to run around and play. We feel that Irish will do best with a fenced in yard that he can expel some energy in because he is a nervous dog and running around and playing helps to burn out his nervous energy which then makes him less nervous in the house.
Irish does not do well in a crate or being blocked into any space. When he is crated or blocked into a room for an extended time he will be destructive towards whatever is blocking him in, it sets off some sort of barrier anxiety and no toy or treats will distract him from this that we have found. He would do best to be free range. He has never gotten into anything or been destructive when left free, he usually just walks around a little and then settles down and sleeps all day.
Irish does very well with both his foster brother and sister. He loves his foster sister and follows her lead on most everything. They are two peas in a pod and are almost always together. We feel that Irish would do better with another dog just because it helps him to see what the other dogs are doing when it comes to new situations for him, he becomes more at ease and will investigate things more if the other dogs are participating. He is learning about respecting the space of his foster siblings and not invading their bubbles. He does well when it comes to treat time and can be around the others without trying to steal or guard treats. When it comes to toys he does love to play with them but mostly he plays with them by himself when the others aren’t around, he is just now starting to play a little with them while the other dogs are around. I think he gets overstimulated with everyone squeaking their toys at the same time.
We love Irish and all of his little quirks. He is really fun to be around and he makes us laugh daily with his silliness. He just needs patience, understanding and time.