- Gender: Male
- Age: 8 yrs
- Size: 70 lbs
- Color: Liver
- Cats: Unknown
- Dogs: Yes
- Kids: Unknown
- Traits: Deaf setter mix. A sweetie who loves being around people.
Dudley is a beautiful 8 year old setter mix. He is mostly white with two liver spots. Dudley weighs 70 pounds, and is working on dropping a couple pounds. At 8 years old, Dudley still has lots of energy for playing but he’s usually calm inside.
Dudley is deaf, but don’t think because he can’t hear that he doesn’t voice his opinion with his deep bark and arooo (ok, it’s more of a howl, but we’ll call it a setter a-roo) or his happy dance. Dudley knows basic hand signals and obeys them well. He is attentive and watches for signals from his foster mom. He likes to know where his foster mom is and will follow her if she leaves the room, and he sleeps next to the bed at night. He is smart and eager to learn, so he could learn many more hand signals if someone had the time to work with him. Because he is deaf, Dudley needs a physical fence. Knowing Dudley as we do, that fence should be at least 5 feet high.
Inside, Dudley is well behaved. He loves his toys and carries his favorite stuffy meerkat around. He would like to play tug and will rest his chin and the toy on the edge of the couch to tempt someone into play, but he also likes to hand over the toy so you can throw it for him. He happily romps after it and brings it back to start the process again. He only gets on the couch when invited, but he’ll snuggle up in a heartbeat if given the chance. Dudley gets along with his foster siblings, but he’d also be okay as an only dog. He does not chew up anything, however he will get into the garbage or surf the countertops when nobody is home. Dudley’s family will need to be careful to put dangerous foodstuffs away where he can’t get them.
Out in the yard, Dudley usually wanders a bit, does his business, and comes right back in. On walks and at the dog park, Dudley is a different dog! He needs to learn some leash manners, as he pulls enthusiastically and sometimes pretends he can’t “hear” (see) his commands. Dudley would benefit from an obedience refresher to help improve his leash walking skills. Dudley has gone to the dog park several times now and he does great. He plays with dogs big and small. One of his friends at the park is a puggle, and it is funny to watch them play chase. When he gets tired, he will find a person to sit next to and take a break before playing some more.
Dudley does not live with children, but he has interacted with them when they visit. While he is generally calm and gentle, he has greeted some visitors with excitement and jumped on them, so his enthusiastic manner might not be good with young kids who could be knocked over.
Dudley has personality, and he is quite fun to have around. He’s very expressive and usually has a big smile on this face. He’s good natured about everything – a go with the flow kind of dog. Dudley is also a big goof and has accidentally knocked things off the coffee table with his tail, or stands in the dog dish if it is in his way. He’s a good boy who greets each day happy and enthusiastic for life. Dudley loves life and loves his people and is just looking for a family to love who will love him back and share his enthusiasm.
Holly Christensen & Steve Krogulecki hope that Dudley is soon sharing his happy and enthusiastic personality with an adoring forever family!
In support of Dudley and in memory to all our beloved Setters, Margie and Peter Green.