Name: Zelda Marie
Location: Indianapolis, IN
Weight: 110 lbs
Age: 1 yr
Good with Men: Yes
Good with Women: Yes
Good with Dogs: Yes except she is food aggressive and she’s a very jealous dog
Good with Cats: Yes
House Trained: Yes
Crate Trained: Yes
Characteristics: Zelda is a very sweet loving protective dog. She needs a fenced in yard to roam, but is leash trained. She is very playful and has been socially trained. She is food aggressive so she needs to be an only dog. She has bitten her Yorkie brother twice over food. She bit her Yorkie brother twice, once over human food and broke skin on the head. 2nd time was over dog food and broke the skin on his neck/ arm. No medical attention was needed She has grown up around 2 Yorkies, 2 kids, and a cat. She loves anything outdoors and being right by her human. Zelda loves car rides and hanging her head out the window.
Notes from evaluator: Zelda was so sweet! As soon as my husband and I walked in the door, she ran up to us. (She’s a jumper!) she was so excited, she peed a little. Very confident, definitely likes to be the center of attention.
Zelda was eager to please and plays tug-o-war. She knows sit and stay and takes treats gently. According to the owners, she only gets food aggression towards the two yorkies in the house. Zelda has even resource guarded the yorkies’ food from them. The owners do feed the dogs kibble side by side. Zelda started doing this as she matured from puppyhood and has progressed to biting. Owners said she wants to be the alpha. However, she does try to play with the other dogs, but they don’t like her rough play style.
Zelda has grown up with a cat, and they seem to enjoy playing with each other. Zelda typically gets daily exercise in the backyard. When she is walked on a leash, they use a harness. For the most part, she only pulls when she gets excited. Probably lack of outside stimulation, since she hardly leaves the property. Can most likely be corrected with training.
Overall, I think Zelda is extremely placeable. I think she would do best in a home without other dogs, but the owners think she could live peacefully with