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A very special girl looking for a very special home

APPLICATIONS CLOSED 


Meet Daisy!

Age - 14 months 

Sex - Female 

Location - Derbyshire  

Daisy was surrendered to BRNGB in the Autumn of 2021.  We were told that she was a Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen.  

Here's what her foster family have to say:-

Daisy is a 14-month puppy dog that is bursting with character. When she is in the house with 'her people' Daisy is full of affection. The sofa and bed are her favorite places for cuddles and belly rubs! She will pitter-patter her big fluffy paws to get your attention

Although the only consistent command she knows is 'sit' she is a smart dog and picks things up quite quickly. From arrival with us, she knew how to ask to go out for a wee

We have to clean her eyes twice a day just due to her long hair. She isn't a fan and will sometimes growl but this is more agitation than aggression. She has never snapped at us. She is more than happy to be picked up and handled however can get aggitated if people get too rough with her. She has never shown any guarding of toys or food.

Daisy loves to play! She likes a bit of tug of war. However, she can get over excited and mouth and she does tend to come for the face. We have found this is never out of malice. When she mouthes she does tend to nibble on your clothes. She does not intentionally nibble skin. When it comes to toys Daisy loves anything she can dig or destroy however she understands what's hers and what is off-limits to her. She was very clear on arrival that she would be sleeping at the end of our bed.

Daisy's favourite thing to do is to run around big open fields with her people. Daisy is quite satisfied with one 1.5hr walk or two shorter walks in they day. She will then usually be very settled and nap on the sofa. 

Please read the following carefully:-

Daisy is a very nervous dog when out on a walk. She is very protective of her and 'her humans' space. Daisy protects this by lunging and barking. However, during her stay with us, she met a big dog that understood her space but also wasn't scared of her. They ended up standing with both leads slack in a mutual agreement with no lunging. 

She is wary of men and new people but as long as she is given her own space to approach she appears to learn to trust quickly. It is clear daisy will require someone that would be willing to work with a trainer to build her confidence around other dogs and people.

We as a rescue have a behaviourist trainer who will be available to work with Daisy and her new family to ensure that she is happy and safe

We feel a house with no other dogs would provide her with a safe space to build her trust. 

She would be okay in a household with older children as long as they understand it may take her a bit of time to fully trust them and when she wants to be left alone. 

She can be left for up to 4 hours comfortably she is very good at entertaining herself. 

Due to her love of fields she would be best in a rural area.

Any home looking to adopt Daisy must consider she is a nervous dog, she become very attached to her humans and will love you fully.  You will need to be prepared to give her time to settle and to fully trust you.  In return you will know no boundaries to her love, you will become her humans. 


We have had a DNA test carried out on Daisy, the results of which are below.  Regardless of what she is, she is the most loyal, loving puppy as long as you are prepared to love her and let her come to you.  

Daisy is looking for a home that includes the following;

  • Someone who is at home more often than not and prepared to put in the time to help Daisy settle and learn further
  • Someone who is prepared to work with our behaviourist 
  • A home without any other dogs or small furries
  • An active family, as Daisy loves long walks, and needs physical and mental stimulation
  • Patience and time to spend with Daisy in the crucial first few weeks as she adapts
  • We do not adopt to households with children under the age of 5

Taking on a rescue dog is not the easy option. You need to be prepared to help a confused and troubled hound find their place in your family. They have been through a massive upheaval and will need time to settle into a new way of life, so please consider this BEFORE you fill in an application.

PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING:

Daisy is subject to an adoption fee and a successful home check. If your home check is successful, your family will need to be able to travel to her foster home to meet her and her foster family.

You will also have a telephone call with a member of the team, plus Daisy's foster family, so that all of her history can be shared with you in person, and that we can be assured that you can fill all of her needs and requirements.

Daisy comes with 5 weeks free insurance via our rehoming partner, Agria.

Daisy as with all of our hounds will have full rescue back up for life. 

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