Acquired: Rescue / shelter organization
Training: I haven't learned care / training techniques
West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Posted August 17, 2014
Jess was in the family from the age of approximately 12 month, when she was rescued from the then NCDL. We were looking for a family dog as we had two children aged 9 and 12 and were planning more children. Jess was just that. She was fantastic with the older children and reacted well at four years old when we had another baby. She enjoyed long walks, but had selective hearing, so was kept on her lead in open areas. At home, she was calm and would just potter around the house. She did not bark much, unless there was a knock at the door, however, as she got older she very rarely barked at all.
Her health was fairly good, with just check ups until she was around 12, when she had a bout of idiopathic vestibular syndrome, similar to a stroke in humans. This cost around £500 for treatment and was told that it could happen again at anytime, but only happened that once. She also had skin tags removed from her eye and her foot at around 13 year old. She was put down just before her 16th birthday because her kidneys were failing.