It's with a heavy heart I have to admit defeat to my fantastic gwp Bonnie.
as much as she is a one person dog she also expects her owner to be a one dog person. Having two labs and a cocker prevents this.
Bonnie is a strange character, so gentle and loving and quite submissive in so many ways yet has some kind of insecurity when it comes to other dogs...she simply hates them and will attack if the opportunity arises for no apparent reason, to me anyway, at 100% full on aggression.
ive visited hell upon her when she has attacked my own dogs but to no avail. I hate hitting a dog and have never felt the need to for any of my others but Bonnie just doesn't seem to respond to any form of chastisement when she's attacked another dog, it's almost like she doesn't even realise she's done wrong, which, in her head, may well be the issue. Whatever it is I fear for my other dogs safety now so I'm wondering if there is a home out there for her?
deer wise she's brilliant, will point, hold point. Will track a shot deer and hold it at bay if it's alive or let you know where it is if she's allowed to free track. She works very well on the harness and knows when she's required to harness track.
She'll retrieve shot game although she's hard mouthed if there's any life left in it and has a penchant for......hedgehogs.....told you she was strange.
she likes nothing more than being with her master, in many ways a typical gwp but for this aggressive tendency to other dogs.
shes never been socialised with kids and I wouldn't trust her with a child, not given her history with things she doesn't understand.
so there we have it, a ****e start to 2016 as far as I'm concerned but this dog really has beaten me and she'd have a much better life with someone that could give her their total devotion as much as she would give them hers.
shes legally docked
i think she's 4, possibly five I'd have to look.