- Adopted: 08-03-10
- Gender: Male
- Age: 10 mos
- Size: 49 lbs
- Color: Tri
- Cats: Unknown
- Dogs: Yes
- Kids: Yes
- Traits: gentle, laid back, eager to please and... bouncy pouncy
Quincy is a bouncy, pouncy Tigger. That is just one of the many lovable traits of this adorable young setter. And hey, aren’t Tiggers wonderful things?
Quincy is a gorgeous 10 month-old, 49-lb, tri-colored English Setter whose natural disposition is very gentle and laid back. He loves human attention and affection, especially belly rubs! But when it’s time to play, Quincy’s favorite game is to chase after and pounce on his lime green bouncy ball. And if he can’t get his foster mom interested in playing, Quincy will just entertain himself, by nudging the ball with his nose, and then pouncing after it, chasing it all over the house.
Quincy hasn’t quite grown into himself yet and is still at that awkward teenage puppy stage. Sometimes we get a glimpse of how graceful he’s going to be as he gently glides around the back yard, but much of the time, he just gallops along, full speed ahead, in a bouncy puppy gait. Now that he’s starting to feel more comfortable here, Quincy has finally started to take notice of the birds and butterflies in the back yard. He loves to slowly sneak up on them and then he energetically pounces at them! (He also loves barking at the fireflies in the evening, though he’s not quite sure what to do about them yet).
Quincy has made big strides in his socialization with other dogs, especially at the fenced, off-leash park. He was quite shy and scared on his first visit. But a half-dozen trips later and he gets excited for the adventure. He has slowly grown friendly and curious about all of the other dogs. However, he can still easily be intimidated by assertive dogs, quickly running back to his foster parents for the security of home base.
Quincy is 99% housebroken. He has had a couple of accidents in the house, but honestly, it’s because his foster parents didn’t respond fast enough when he told them he wanted to go outside. Quincy is very good at telling his foster parents what he wants, and when he wants it. He hasn’t shown an interest in counter surfing, and so far, he has not shown a strong desire to chew on things other than his rawhide bones. He does not dig – though he can be a little rough on the landscaping when pouncing after butterflies! All that said, he has recently discovered the laundry basket, and if his foster parents aren’t watching, Quincy sneaks a dirty sock every now and then and happily parades it around the house. Unfortunately, his foster sister is now remembering how much she used to love that game!
Quincy is quickly learning voice commands, and he is very eager to please. Like any young dog, he would definitely benefit from a basic obedience class to really refine his obedience and leash walking skills. Quincy is a beautiful, sweet, and loyal puppy who is very easy to get along with. He will make a great addition to any family that would like a little more pounce in their lives!