New 11 week old Rescue English Springer Female
by Jennifer E Curtis
(Hopewell, NJ, USA)
Millie at 11 weeks loving farm life.
I have been deciding on a breed for over a year. I am a single mom with an eleven year old daughter. I had a couple of friends tell me that this was the breed for us. We live adjacent to a 50 acre parcel of open space with the underbrush you are discussing. There are also three creeks.
The litter was dumped on a rescue organization Rawhide Rescue. I observed the litter twice and decided on a female bc I am an avid gardener and did not want the leg issue with garden and I did not take the alpha girl,
but instead felt our lifestyle would be better with the one that was slightly more mellow.
She is a doll!!!!!!!! She already comes to her name. I work with her on the leash for about 15 minutes and then let her off the leash to go in this underbrush. WOW does she love it. Yesterday for instance she was out it the field twice in the morning and then since I am a landscaper she went on a job site with me. She was off the leash and stayed close the entire time. I am training her with Wellness Puppy Treats and dried liver. I take her out in the morning to the same spot in our yard for her business. Going well. I am switching her over to Wellness Puppy food. I have cleaned her ears and brushed her teeth and she has been to the groomer for her first nail clip. She will let you do anything to her. I am also putting her food down and then adding some organic yogurt after putting down the bowl so that she will be ok with someone touching the bowl.
We are a really active family. My daughter Fiona rides horses and jogs and cross country skis and downhill. I do this stuff too. I took the puppy to the barn the first night. She was shivering but the following day back no shivering. She has been exposed to chickens, the hose, the sound of trucks, and a few dogs. She seems scared of loud noises and over zealous dogs. I hope she is still within the time frame for the change in that department.
She is definitely getting three solid walks a day out in the field.. too much? 30 to 40 minutes.. She seems fine and it is great for behavior inside. She is a dream.
She is definitely field bred in appearance. Her name is Lady Millicent. Millie for short.
I am in love. She is liver and white. I also had her checked out at my vet before I signed on. All good.
Thanks for this site, I am loving it!
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