Gertie is a super sweet dog. High energy + a real snuggler. Eager to please and so intelligent, learning basic commands quickly. She loves the outdoors, especially the water (she had a blast at the beach in the off season and will go swimming, even in winter). We worked hard on her recall & it's spot on. When she has the opportunity, she LOVES fetch. She’s great on runs, often doing 3-5mi but also is happy sleeping the day away in a sunny corner. Very loyal, truly lives up to her lab/beagle roots!
We love her so much, but we've accepted that our environment (new baby, city life) isn't right for her. She has some resource guarding tendencies and anxiety around other dogs that can be totally manageable with a dedicated owner. She would be a challenging first dog for anyone, but will thrive with a knowledgable owner that can provide structure and a home life without too much stimuli.
If you’re interested, I’m more than happy to elaborate on any of these details and answer any questions about Gertie.