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Ivy

Intelligent Ivy is a friendly and playful girl who thrives off human affection and being the centre of attention! She's a big fan of rope toys and tennis balls and will optimistically bring one over to you, hoping for a good game! Ivy becomes uncomfortable in the presence of other dogs and can be defensive at times so wears a muzzle when out and about, for safety. With training and guidance, she has shown great progress in this area and when introduced carefully and gradually over time, has walked happily alongside a calm doggy pal, whilst on lead. Ivy will need an experienced owner who is knowledgeable about dog behaviour and body language and will be happy to continue with her training and confidence building around other dogs. She will make a fun, loyal and rewarding companion for someone who has the time, patience and understanding to fulfil her needs.

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  • Breed
  • Old Tyme Bulldog
  • Age
  • 4 years 10 months old
  • Weight
  • 27.3
  • Sex
  • female
  • Reason for arrival
  • Stray
  • Can be left alone?
  • Few hours
  • Can live with dogs?
  • No
  • Can live with cats?
  • No
  • Can live with children?
  • Teenagers
  • Garden required?
  • Yes (private garden)
  • Toilet trained?
  • Yes
  • Travels well?
  • Yes
  • Knows basic commands?
  • Yes (but needs further training)
  • Friendly with strangers?
  • Yes
  • Can live in a flat?
  • Yes with direct access to a private garden
  • Social with dogs on walks?
  • Prefers not to interact but can be reactive if pestered
  • Needs to attend training classes?
  • 1-2-1 training with a dog trainer required
  • Owner experience?
  • Experienced owner
  • Daily exercise required?
  • x2 30 min on lead walks
  • Medical conditions?
  • Yes (see notes)

Other Notes

Ivy can live with sensible teenagers of 14+, providing they have lived with a dog before and will not be intimidated by her excitable/boisterous behaviour at times. She can live in a flat as long as she has direct access to her own enclosed garden. She can also be vocal at times so this should be taken into consideration. Her owner will need to be experienced, having owned dogs, preferably bull breeds, in the past. They will also be expected to continue her training and will receive 3 free sessions with our Mayhew Animal Behaviourist. Ivy has presented with a mild left forelimb lameness since arriving with us. She has had radiographs of her elbows and shoulders done but these haven't shown any obvious boney lesion to cause this lameness. It may be related to her brachycephalic breed malformation problems and possible osteoarthritis. She has been prescribed ongoing pain relief while at Mayhew. When Ivy came to Mayhew she had scabs and alopecia on her front legs and on her lower back area. This was negative to a fungal infection. Her skin has improved whilst at Mayhew however she still is showing some signs of dermatitis. Ivy's breed commonly have a condition called Atopic Dermatitis which is usually is due to underlying allergies. Ivy has been neutered, microchipped, vaccinated and is up to date with flea and worm treatment. She has also been health checked and behaviourally assessed.

Foster Carer Comments

"It is an absolute pleasure to be fostering Ivy. She always has a happy wagging tail and is full of love and fun. She is keen for a cuddle or a play in the garden and loves a bit of fuss and an ear scratch.”

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