Occasionally I have mature dogs waiting for a family or 'retirement' home. These are not 'rescue' dogs, they have a home here, but I want to give them the chance of a better home where they can have more one to one attention and have a 'normal' family life. These are dogs that have retired from the show ring or perhaps have been 'run on' with a view to show but for one reason or another haven't made it into the show ring. These dogs make wonderful pets and with a little training very quickly learn the ropes and settle into family life as pets and companions but often these dogs are not up to date with house training and this seems to be the thing that concerns people most......and it really shouldn't. With clear signals and consistency it really doesn't take long at all for them to understand what is expected of them and their natural desire to please, and/or to be rewarded soon has this issue sorted, in fact many times proud new 'parents' are keen to tell me how they didn't have even one little 'accident'! So please don't just dismiss the idea of offering such a dog the chance of a family home just because he or she has been used to kennel.

Sorry we don't currently have any mature Cocker Spaniels or Miniature Dachshunds currently looking for a family home but if you are interested in offering a 5* home to a retired show dog and you are happy to wait a while please get in touch . E-mail Fendrove @gmail.com

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