OUZO – A Lively Loving Love

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Chip no: 250268501713735
Date of Birth: 1 June 2018 (vet guestimate)
M/F? M
Breed: "Griffon" - likely Grand Griffon Vendéen
Vaccinated: Yes
Neutered: Yes
OK Dogs? Yes indeed
OK Cats? Likely to chase but not harm
Weight: 22 kg

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Originally adopted from us in 2019, OUZO quickly became a much loved part of the family, despite many puppy trials and tribulations.  Sadly, the unexpected illness and subsequent decease of his master means that he is now back in foster where he is being “rehabilitated” after many months of “doing his own thing”!!  He will soon be looking for his hound-loving home.

Working with a scent-hound specialist means the opportunity to understand his needs, as well as recognising the ways to bring him back to appropriate family living.  This is his first progress report after one month:

Ouzo is doing great. He is calming down and eating very well (putting on weight). Clean and quiet at night. Not been off the lead yet. Escaped twice in the beginning (both my fault), but came back of his own accord within 10 minutes despite going down the hill to the fields and woods. Now knows the ‘stay’ command. Barking less in the garden, but not stopped. He definitely needs another dog as a friend so he can be left alone, to play, as he loves that, and to cuddle up to, as he now does with mine. I will take him and Norton and try some off lead work next week as he has now bonded much better with me. Never looked me in the eye in the beginning, but does now and then comes for a cuddle, wagging his tail.

OUZO is 2.5 years old, has lots of energy and a need for other canine companionship – ideally one that gives him a challenge to keep up with, but who at the same time can be his role model.

In terms of his humans, they need to be totally in love with these gorgeous clowns of which Ouzo is typical.  A large and secure terrain would be the ideal.  In these younger years of his life it would also need a family willing to accept that running free on walks may not be safe (as applies to many hounds), depending of course on the environment in which he is living.  However, even then he can benefit from being on a longline when out so that he has loads of fun and activity.  He is typical of the breed type, there is a direct correlation between what he is scenting and his ability to hear!!!  And again typically, there is not a bad bone in this boy’s body so integrating with another dog or dogs would be easy, ditto for vet care, and just general living.

OUZO is currently fostered in Dept 19 (Corrèze).  If you feel this boy could fit your family like a glove, you can:

  • click on the enquiry button if you are on the web page,
  • send a message from our Foster/Adoptions page https://www.facebook.com/LesAmisinFrance/
  • or write to info@lesamisdesanimaux.com.