SEX: Female 
AGE: 8 years old 
LOCATION: In Kennels in Worcestershire 
TEMPERAMENT: A little shy to begin with, super people friendly, fun, lively and loves cuddles! 
CHILDREN: 12 years plus 
DOGS: No, she doesn’t like them in her space. 
CATS: No, she has a high prey drive. 
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Violet came into us due to no longer getting on with the other residential dog, and her owners were emigrating. 
Violet is currently in our Worcester kennels. She has settled very well and is a very well balanced dog, though she was quite shy and unsure of everything when she first arrived. 
We have found her to be a very gentle polite girl, who has had very good training and she knows all her basic commands. 
She's very energetic and loves playing with toys. She usually sleeps with stuffed toys - particularly round ones which she kneads like a cat! 
Violet is a good girl to have her harness on and she walks well on the lead. She does have a very high prey drive, so being in a rural setting and having lots of spring lambs in the fields, she can pull a little as she becomes focused and aroused by them. Although she is easily called on to walk past. 
She is a fit and energetic girl who loves being out and about. 
She isn’t keen on dogs being in her personal space. We know she has had lots of training for this with a behaviourist in her previous home and her behaviuorist gave us this information: 
From assessing Violet, it has been made clear that Violet’s high chase drive means any fast moving dog/ person, mostly when taken by surprise, causes arousal in her. Her ears prick forwards, body tenses and she can pull towards the stimulus. This behaviour has included jumping at joggers that run at her suddenly, i.e. round a corner.  
However, since positive reinforcement training, with Violet's handler focus is improving. She has become much more relaxed, often independent when passing dogs. We have taught her a "let’s go" call out, which she has responded well to, and use this successfully for any time she becomes focused, or during intense situations of off-lead dogs running at her. 
We have yet to travel Violet in the charity van, her previous owner advised she wasn’t used to travelling. 
We will be testing this in the next couple of weeks. 
We use a mobile vet who visits the kennels, she is always a very good girl for him. 
Violet has had a full health, check including blood tests. All her bloods came back within normal ranges for a dog of her age. 
Violet had knee surgery (luxating knee caps) when she was 1 year old. No issues since. 
Ideal home: 
• Violet would need to be the only pet in the home as this is the reason she was surrendered to us. Also, she really loves people so wouldn’t want to share her humans with another pet! 
• She would benefit from a semi-rural home where she wouldn’t bump into too many dogs because she isn’t keen on dogs in her space. As advised by the behaviourist, Violet finds fast moving object arousing so care should be taken in rural areas with livestock around. 
• She could live with older children aged 12 years +. 
• Violet is happy to be left for a few of hours, but loves to be with you when you are home. 
• She is house trained and doesn’t chew. 
Standard information: 
Violet is microchipped and vaccinated, and spayed. 
She is currently in kennels in Worcester, but can be rehomed anywhere in the UK, pending a successful home visit. However, any adopter should be willing to travel to meet her at least twice where she is now. 
There is a non refundable adoption donation of £120 for Violet and all money donated goes directly to helping all the Senior Staffies in our care. 
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