Bashful is a gorgeous little pup, that is clearly a setter type. He is one of a litter of eight adorable pups that were recently left at the shelter. We don’t know anything about the little family prior to arriving at the shelter. As they were eight puppies, we named them ‘Snow White and the seven dwarfs’. Sadly, one baby didn’t make it, and another has been adopted locally, so we have six from the family waiting to find their forever homes.
Bashful is a very playful little boy – Bashful by name but not by nature! He enjoys tumbling around with his siblings, and without doubt would love a doggy friend to play with in his future home. He is estimated to be around 3 months old now, and will probably grow to be 15-20 kilos as an adult (no guarantees of course!). He will make a wonderful addition to most families if he is trained properly and supported the way a puppy should be.
As with all puppies, Bashful’s future family needs to be ready for sleepless nights, pee and poo everywhere, scratched furniture, chewed shoes, long days of learning to be home alone and of course, training to walk on a lead. Right now, he is very well socialised with other dogs and cats, but more training will be needed to make sure he doesn’t develop bad habits, and that he continues to be a happy and social dog. His future family also needs to commit to sterilising him as soon as he reaches sexual maturity – we tolerate zero breeding with our dogs and don’t agree with them battling with unnecessary hormones throughout their lives if not sterilised.
Bashful is first available to leave the shelter for adoption at the beginning of September when he turns 16 weeks old, in accordance with EU law.