Dennis is a male brindle lurcher of around 8 months old. He stands 27 inches to the shoulder.
He is a typical young playful lurcher boy who is full of energy. However, he is equally happy to snuggle up and have a snooze once play time is over and adores a cuddle.
Dennis walks beautifully on the lead and is great with other dogs as long as they are calm and are introduced properly.
He can be a little over excitable when he sees other dogs out and about if they are off lead and he is not. He is young adolescent dog and this will improve with both time and training.
Dennis is great with children and very gentle. However, we would suggest dog savvy children of 6 plus due to his size and his bounciness.
He can be shy upon meeting new people but is soon back to his normal self once he gets to know them.
He can be inclined to chew and is very partial to the odd shoe. He is also a food thief and anything edible would need to be put away safely (he has helped himself to a fruit bowl).
Dennis is fully house trained and will ask to go out.
Dennis can be left for up to 4 hours. He will need time to settle in his new home before being left for this long. He may cry and bark a little at first and is sensitive to unexpected noises outside which may also cause him to bark. This may improve as he settles.
He does not like to be left in his crate during the day and is better left if left loose in the house with ability to watch out of the window. A stairgate could be used to block any areas an adopter did not want him to enter.
He sleeps in his crate at night.
Dennis shows an active interest in cats in that he wants to sniff them and be close to them. He does have a prey drive and we would not trust him with a cat that ran but he may be cat workable in a home where the cat has space of its own and Dennis can be kept away from the cat when unsupervised.
Out and about Dennis does exhibit a high prey drive and the desire to chase anything that moves.
He would enjoy the company of another dog in the home, ideally one that understands and enjoys typical lurcher play.
Dennis is beginning to be happier about car travel but is inclined to get stressed and be sick on journeys over 30 minutes.
He is a clever boy who knows sit, down, leave, drop and come and will benefit greatly from attending good force free positive reinforcement training classes.