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Zizel the Crossbreed

Beautiful Zizel is rescued from the island of Andros in Greece where she was staying at an Animal Shelter after being abandoned. When I arrived at the shelter she quickly adopted me and we soon became soul mates and travelling companions around the Greek islands, she arrived safely back in the UK with me at the end of March 2021. Zizel (aka known as Z and Gigi!) is an amazing little lady, she has travelled in cars, on ferries, trains and on an aeroplane! Nothing phases her. Zizel is a very kind, calm dog, she loves other dogs and enjoys playing with them of all ages from a pup up to adults of any age, she also loves cats and is very keen on hoomans too, absolutely loves a cuddle and of course a bit of grub!! Zizel is also very clever and picks things up extremely fast, she is adaptable to all different surroundings and wherever she lays her head she is comfortable. During our travels in Greece she was certainly a show stopper and people would always comment on her and want to say "hello" or "kalimera" to her and she would always gladly obliged by allowing them to give her a little stroke or two. Since we arrived back in the UK she is still reeling in the attention and when we are out and about people are always amazed at her zen like nature, she is very chilled out. She has also won the heart of family and friends.

Honey the Crossbreed

Honey- Toy Poodle x Bichon Frise. Honey is cute but sassy! She was born as a single pup and has therefore been given all the love and attention a dog could wish for. Because of all of the time and attention, her training is coming on well already. She is trained to toilet outside (with the odd accident!) and has mastered how to sit already. She's an inquisitive little lady with a busy schedule of playing and sleeping! With a face like Honey's we feel it would be a shame to hide her away from the limelight she deserves! We have puppy training scheduled for when she reaches 8 weeks old and she has been well socialised with other dogs since birth. We are willing to travel with or without her older brother, Reg, a cavchon.

Obi the Crossbreed

Obi is a fun-loving sproodle (English springer spaniel x mini poodle) He has a versatile look. Lovely apricot colour with white patches on paws, chest, nose and tip of tail. We keep his fur fairly scruffy but happy to groom shorter if required. Happy to wear props such as bandanas and glasses. He is very friendly, loves all people including children. He is only 8 months so can be quite bouncy at first but calms down quickly. Not fazed by new surroundings. He has mastered basic commands such sit, stay, lie and has good recall. He has lots of energy and loves to go on long walks, where he can run, jump and lie in muddy ditches if allowed. Is motivated by treats (sausage mainly) and will perform well for these.

Kiara the Crossbreed

Kiara is a 3 year old (born 2017) Newfoundland X Pyrenean Mountain Dog. She is a bundle of happy-go-lucky joy and loves everyone she meets... especially if they have food to offer! She is a super clever girl... too clever for her own good and is always finding ways to get into mischief... but life would be too boring without her! She is is always demanding for her attention and is a sucker for a belly rub! She gets bored if she doesn't have a job to do and is always super fast to catch on to any new skill I choose to teach her. So far her tricks/commands include: Sit Wait/Stay In your bed Lie Down High five Spin Bang (play dead) Up (Jump up to a person) Out/In (enter/exit room) In you get (get in the car) Give a kiss Good recall to name or whistle She has also gained her level 1 certificate in Scentwork UK and loves her job in this activity. She is also a regular blood donor and has so far (by December 2020) donated blood 6 times. The procedure of the donation requires her to be lifted onto a surgical table onto her side (not sedated) and have a needle placed in her neck. She must remain still for the duration of the donation (can take up to 10 minutes for a full donation). She has managed to give a full donation 4/6 times she has given blood. If you're looking for a fun-loving goofball Kiara can't wait to get out there and strut her stuff like the little diva she is!

Molly the Crossbreed

Molly is a happy and very friendly 3 month old puppy. She is new to the camera and raring to go. She has bo bad angle and cannot go for a walk without being stopped every few steps. Everyone loves her!!

Apollo the Crossbreed

This stunning chow chow husky cross breed is truly deserving of a gods name, meet Apollo. Apollo is 2 years old, he trained in a dog club in Ballygowan where he trains as a novice . He recently took part in our in house competitions in obedience and agility. He came 6th in obedience and 7th in agility, out of an impressive 26 dogs competing, he has also a certificate for his puppy socialisation classes. This is a large breed male dog, neutered. His abilities include down , stay, sit, come, bark on command, touch on command, he loves to play "go find" at home in the garden. He can stand sit stay on equipment with reward treats. He can walk in and out through my legs in a figure 8. What makes the magnificent Apollo so appealing is his incredible tongue, due to the cross from a chow chow the markings have been passed down to him and is clear to see his beautiful black/blue tongue. Very friendly with people and might just give you a kiss if your lucky! His newest trick i am training us the "tell me a secret" trick, this involves me down at his level, placing a small treat between my fingers, I hold my hand up to my ear and Apollo comes to get the treat, while whispering in my ear. Looks well on camera!
Teddy the Crossbreed

Teddy the Crossbreed

Teddy is a 6 year old tricolour Collie cross who, as a stray, found himself at The Dogs Trust until, at 6 months old, he adopted us. Therefore, we do not have any history prior to this. He has all the Collie traits, intelligent, high energy and eager to please. He attends both obedience and agility classes, which he really enjoys, but his biggest love is fetching a ball. He has a very expressive face and always catches the attention of passers by when out walking. Often people liken Teddy to Pippin. He follows commands such as sit, down, over, spin, paw, stretch, off, bed, etc. He will happily hold his dumbbell in his mouth and is getting more comfortable holding other items, such as envelopes, small brochures, etc. In his obedience classes he will do recalls (novice and A), Scent, Send-away, Retrieve, etc. He also knows the names of his humans and some of his toys. He is a non-vocal dog, only barking once to come back into the house, after doing his business, then he will sit there patiently waiting to be let in. Teddy is a dog of habit, which helps with training as, once he has done something a few times and is rewarded, he remembers. He gets along with most dogs (not cats) but absolutely loves human company.
Giles the Crossbreed

Giles the Crossbreed

Giles is a very energetic and happy dog he has amazing training intellect but incredible social skills too! He loves being around his dog friends and his human ones too!
Ernie  the Crossbreed

Ernie the Crossbreed

Ernie is very young but also a very smart and happy puppy! He loves to be around people and other dogs and playing with them too. He loves going on walks with the rest of his gang and he has discovered his love of treats and meat so will do anything for any!
Boysie the Crossbreed

Boysie the Crossbreed

Boysie is a very very fast learner, he loves other dogs very much and people too! He loves playing with you and his toys for a long time and he loves when there’s treats around as he knows he has to work hard to get them and problem solve using his brain.