GWENNY – Strong and Sweet

All about GWENNY – Strong and Sweet

CHIP NO: 250268501440865
DATE OF BIRTH: 1 January 2017 (vet estimate)
BREED TYPE: LABOLLIE (lab x collie)
WEIGHT: 27.5 kg

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GWENNY is how many people like their coffee – Black, Strong and Sweet – relaxing at the end of a meal but with plenty of get-up and go!

GWENNY is in foster and proving that she is a total darling at home – loving, obedient, kind, affectionate, energetic . . . . and now she is getting help in coping with life in the world beyond her garden gate.  Outside she has been used to getting totally wound up and excited at just about anything and everything that moves.  So work is underway to help her manage this overwhelming excitement.  She is already making good progress.

Having had a short sojourn at a house with cats, we know that she finds living with cats extremely hard and so best avoided.  However that apart, she was quickly wrapping her charm round the family’s little finger.  Her temperament is second to none.

We want to continue working with her and continue to help her with her excitability outside, but equally she could be more than ready for the right family if they were to come along.

What does GWENNY need?

  • A secure garden in which she can run and enjoy herself, play games and use her brain and expend physical energy.
  • An active canine companion who can be a playmate for her – no legislating for that one!
  • A loving family who understand her needs, her desire for attention and reassurance.
  • A family member who has the time and capacity to help her continue to learn, mainly around lead work, longline and recall.   Her lack of lead work has revealed a reaction to other dogs when on a lead – something which can be dramatically helped with focus and training.   On the plus side GWENNY has no separation anxiety, loves the car, and is great being handled both by owner and by vet.
  • A family who like to give and have cuddles during “downtime” with their dog but who equally like walking and giving their dog the outdoor life that Gwenny would love
  • No cats as they just add to her excitability and this needs to be calmed not aroused.

So who is GWENNY?

She is described as  “cheeky, playful and energetic while at the same time a little needy, affectionate and can be anxious”.  This seems to sum up her experience of life to date:  happy times as a puppy; left to one side when illness hit; not know what was happening – and probably some of that still left over as she’s experienced upheaval yet again.   This has been confirmed in her foster situation and therefore we must add in to what GWENNY needs – and that is a family that can provide her with consistency, routine, security and safety over the next several months.  Something that has long eluded her.

If you think you can offer GWENNY what she is looking for, please complete the application form on this page or, if you are already known to us, drop us a line at  She will repay a thousandfold given time and opportunity.

GWENNY is current fostered in Department 24 (Dordogne).