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Nancy

Nancy (11)

Age: 1 Year

Size: Large

I enjoy cuddles and playing on the field with my kennel-mate Archie! I have been at the centre for over a year now and I would love the chance to find my forever family!

 I am looking for a home without children or cats but I could live with a male dog.

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Size Guide

Size Guide

When choosing a new dog to join the family, size can be an important factor for some. However, it isn't quite as black and white as just size.

Breed Characteristics

Where you may believe a small dog as needing less exercise than a large dog, this is actually usually the opposite way around. Jack Russell Terriers, cocker spaniels, and crossbreeds are very active as they were bred for working roles, and need much more stimulation and exercise than a large Mastiff. 

Where smaller dogs are usually very active and lively in the home, large dogs can give the opposite impression of their size as they can be much calmer around the house, particularly an older dog.

 

Who's Walking Who?

Smaller dogs are often favoured over larger particularly when it comes to taking them for walks. It's true, a larger dog has the potential to pull you down the street if he so wishes, but this is often not the case. Smaller dogs have often had no training to walk on a lead without pulling because it is managable from their easy size and lack of power. We often have larger, calm dogs that walk perfectly on a loose lead, or respond well to a gencon/halti/head collar which prevents them pulling. 

 

Size Chart

To help you determine the size of our dogs before you have met them, the size chart shows comparisons of our size labels to well known dog breeds.

Miniature 

Chihuahua, Yorkshire Terrier, Toy Poodle

Small

 Shih-Tzu, Cocker Spaniel, Jack Russell, Patterdale, West Highland White, King Charles Spaniel

Medium

 Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Springer Spaniel, Border Collie

Large

 Labrador, Dalmatian, German Shepherd, Siberian Husky 

Extra Large

 Great Dane, Rottweiler, Alaskan Malamute

 

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