Chap & Queenie

Please note that Chap and Queenie are a bonded pair. we will NOT separate them.

 

Name: Chap and Queenie

Breed: schnauzer mix and jack russell mix

Gender: Male and Female

Age: Chap is 7 and Queenie is 9

Dogs? depends on the dog

Cats? no thank you

Kids? no thank you

Housetraining? The dogs did not come housetrained but are getting pretty good with it. Chap does need a belly band as he sometimes wants to mark in the house. This may be because he is currently sharing a home with other males. They will need some patience in completely mastering their house training and have a human willing to forgive the occasional accident.

Medical: Queenie still requires a dental in later January and has recently had extensive surgery for the removal of benign mammary tumours. Chap is now fully vetted and has had his dental.

Energy level: low/medium

Personality: loving and eager to please

My Story: Queen and Chap are a bonded pair of retired breeding dogs. They are both terrier mixes. Queenie is an unknown variety, while Chap looks to have Jack Russell terrier in him. They have very different personalities but love each other completely. Queenie is the more self confident one and is much more independent. She does love to come and get her snuggles through the day though and loves to cuddle up at night. She is just learning about toys, and for now is content to snuggle with them. Chap is less confident and looks to his humans for reassurance. He asks for pets and cuddles a lot through the day and snuggles in tight for the first part of the night, before moving further away when he gets too warm. Chap is figuring out that toys are fun and really enjoys the larger stuffies around the house. Both have sensitive tummies and are currently on a digestive vet food. They are learning all the ins and outs of home life, and are getting pretty good with their house training, although Chap does need a belly band as he sometimes wants to mark in the house. This may be because he is currently sharing a home with other males. They will need some patience in completely mastering their house training and like to be let outside 4 times a day. Both walk well on a leash and stick close to their humans. They both have luxating patellas, Queenie’s is more significant than Chap’s, so shorter walks are best. A fenced yard to play in and enjoy during warmer weather would make them very happy. They are currently sharing a home with a group of dogs and after a little bit of tension upon arrival, they have settled in well. They can both be somewhat dog selective and may require more than one meet and greet to assess a good match for them if there are other dogs in the home. Because of Chap’s lineage, cats are probably not a good match for them. Also they are quite scared of small humans, so would need to be somewhere where they are only around older kids and adults. They had older kids visiting over Christmas, and spent a great deal of time cuddling up and getting tummy rubs from them. They seem to be a bit more shy of men than women, so they would need an understanding home that can take the time to let them adjust. Both can be quite vocal at times, and like to sing the song of their people every so often, so a detached home is recommended. While adding two dogs to a household together can be more challenging, these two are very loving, and once comfortable are very responsive to positive attention. Their different personalities complement each other and they have a very strong bond.

 

Location: Edmonton

 

Thank you SO much to Michelle Aaron Photography for these awesome photos of chap and queenie

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