English Setter
Picture of Tucker, a male English Setter

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Age: 10 Years   Sex: Male   Weight: 26-50 lbs

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   Leave a bone for Tucker

The Tuckster, Tuck, Doofus Boy, Silly Dog, DOG

Doggie Dynamics:
not playfulvery playful

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Quick Bio:
-purebred-dog rescue

December 29th 2006

Blowing leaves on a windy day! He also loves shells tumbling in the surf.

Hates his crate and being left alone.

Favorite Toy:
A stuffed duck that doesn't look like a duck anymore and his rope pig with the arms torn off.

Favorite Food:
Probably something that is truly bad for him. He has a sensitive stomach!

Favorite Walk:
Anywhere! Loves the dog park.

Best Tricks:
Irritating the cats!

Arrival Story:
Tucker was abandoned. Left to fend for himself out in farm country. He wasn't very good at the hunting and gathering thing so he was very skinny and dirty when a neighbor took him in and called the shelter. He was almost euthanized but the ACES (Another Chance for English Setters) rescue group wanted to give him a chance. When I saw that face on the ACES website, I knew I had to have him. He was listed as kid, cat and dog friendly so that sealed the deal! Tucker had some 'issues' to deal with when we first brought him home. He has an extremely sensitive stomach (probably due to whatever he ate while on his own!) and had the 'squirts' for 3 weeks. I mean like water pouring out! He was such a trooper tho. He would get me up several times in the middle of the night (every night!), but, by gosh, he would try to make it outside. After vet care and a special diet, he's doing pretty well. He still wakes me up in the middle of the night but I think it is just taking awhile to get him on a normal schedule. He loves to chase the cats (when they run) and it irritates the heck out of them! One of them has finally figured it out and just stands there. That takes all the fun out of it. He's decided that I'm his Mom and he won't let me out of his sight. He's got a severe case of separation anxiety and is afraid of most everything, with vacuum cleaners and lawn mowers at the top of the list. It's cute but sad how he runs around behind me when he's unsure of something. He loves the kids, but is still a little unsure and timid around my DH. It makes my DH sad to see Tucker's tail pulled tight between his legs. He'll play and wrestle with my DH but will crouch down when he's being called over. It makes us wonder what happened to him during his first year. We've only had him a few months but we are looking forward to when he gets a little more self assured and starts feeling like part of the family. I think he's still waiting for us to drive him out into the country and drop him off. I wish he understood that THAT will NEVER happen!

UpDate: Tucker has been with us for over 2 years. He STILL has tummy issues and we have to keep a close watch on his diet. He's totally attached to ME and even when running and playing outside, he will stop and look for me. If I happen to go inside for a moment, he's at the door wanting in. He is terrified of large machinery; riding lawn mowers and the beep beep of garbage trucks and will hide in his 'safe place' under my desk. Leaf blowers are just fine and he's not afraid of fireworks or thunder either. LOVES the beach. Sure which we lived closer to one and would love for him to go to a dog beach. He would be in Heaven.

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Leaves, leaves, gotta get the leaves!

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