Southwest English Setter Rescue
Chipper is a sweet, active, 1 year-old, neutered male English Setter mix. He was surrendered to rescue by his family because he played too roughly with their small children. For that reason, we are not currently recommending Chipper for homes with children under the age of 12. Chipper loves to run fast and play with other dogs. He needs a home with another young dog who enjoys playing chase and wrestling. A securely fenced yard is a must for Chipper because he loves to run and will not always come when called.
Chipper likes people and enjoys affection. After plenty of exercise, Chipper is calm in the house and normally chooses to rest on a dog bed or the floor. From time to time he will sit on the couch with the humans and doesn’t seem to mind sharing furniture with other dogs. He rides quietly in the car, but sometimes needs to be lifted in at first. Chipper’s initial cat test showed a lot of interest in chasing cats, so he is not recommended for a home with cats at this time. Chipper can be a picky eater at first; he likes to have some broth or some wet food on his kibble. He also does not like to share his food with other dogs and should be fed and given treats separately from other pets.
Chipper is still very young and needs to be supervised in the house. He is crate-trained and should be crated when unsupervised. His favorite game is to steal a pillow or a shoe and get his human to chase him around the yard to get it back! His future family should be prepared to work with him on the difference between people toys and dog toys as well as basic obedience. He has already learned “drop it” and “leave it”! Chipper is potty-trained and knows how to use a doggy-door. He avoids loud noises like vacuums and hair dryers. He also shows some fear of the stove and cooking activity so he may have had a bad experience in the kitchen at some point. He is head-shy and does not like having his collar grabbed. Chipper’s family will get the best results from using positive reinforcement training and avoiding harsh discipline, because Chipper is very sensitive.
Chipper will do best in an active family with at least one other playful dog. He will make a beautiful, loyal companion if he is given the time and structure to become the dog he was meant to be.
Chipper is currently being fostered near San Antonio, TX and is current on all of his vaccinations.