When our friends and lodgers, Eric and Brian, leave us to move into their swanky new apartment in Manchester’s Northern Quarter next month, we will finally have the requisite space to bring a pooch into our hearts, home and family.
And, further to THIS POST from last year, April and I have now agreed on a breed.
We are hoping to get a flat-coated retriever, a relatively uncommon breed of retriever (compared to the labrador or the golden varieties) but one which is still what I call a ‘man-dog’ and that is supposedly fairly intelligent and easy to train. Most importantly, they are very tolerant of children and other pets, which is great because we want babies and we already have cats.
Not surprisingly, there are only a few breeders in the country, so now the key is to find a reputable breeder who is expecting a litter in the near future. Fortunately I have made contact with the breed club secretary and she is putting the feelers out ther for us. So, with a bit of luck, it might only be a couple of months until we have another mouth to feed (and poo to clean up).
You can read more about the breed characteristics by CLICKING HERE