Prospect for SAR, FEMA, Bomb/Drug Detection, Bed Bug Detection, Medical Scent Detection, or competitive Nosework
This 2 yr old English Labrador/English Cream Golden Retriever cross was specifically bred to provide the sensitivity and intuition of the English Golden and the tolerance and drive of the English Lab. This cross is used with many guide and service dog organizations today. However, in this particular pairing, this offspring received more of the highly-driven characteristic, which is not suitable as a service dog with the type of disabilities we work with. That being said, this dog has exceptional scent abilities.
Willow is quick to learn, and easy to train, and eager to please. She exhibits proper command control, agility skills, and a willingness to persist to search the scent-based item she's asked to find in spite of noise distractions. Willow is confident enough to search independently and is able to negotiate uneven terrain. Willow shows promise with her acuity of sense of smell, incentive to find a hidden object, tendency to hunt by smell alone, ability to learn from being rewarded, tendency not to be distracted when searching, consistency of behavior from day to day, and motivation to chase an object. She also has strong hunt and ball drive.
If you are seeking a scent prospect for nearly any application, and are interested in Willow, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.