Ruby is a 14 week old female whippet lurcher. She is half whippet, 1/4 bearded collie and 1/4 greyhound. She weighs only 5-6kg at present and will likely be whippet size when grown.
Ruby struggles to be left at present for more than a 5/10 minutes with a tasty kong. She needs her adopter to be around and fully prepared to put plenty of effort into making her happy being left.
She will sleep happily in her crate over night and is clean in it from 10.30pm to about 6.30am. It has to be in the bedroom though or she cries.
Ruby loves cuddles and snuggles – once she is tired she will snuggle with you on the sofa and snooze the evening away.
She can live with other dogs – she is a cheeky monkey and needs to learn more doggy manners or live with tolerant adult dogs to show her the ropes. She loves playing with young friendly dogs.
She could live with dog savvy children over 6 – she can get over-excited and jump up and occasionally mouth although this is improving daily.
Ruby is lively and tenacious – she is very food motivated and trainable.
Her house training is coming on really well – she has started asking to go out but needs letting out regularly.
Ruby knows a good sit and her recall is coming along.
She could be trained to live with a bold cat with someone who knows how to train dogs to live with cats – she may try to tease it at first!
Ruby is very loving but she is suffering from being moved at such a young age and needs guidance and patience to help her become a settled adult.
She has been going out for nearly a week now and socialising – she loves going to the park and running with the other dogs. She is a little shy of new dogs at first but is gaining confidence daily. She enjoyed going to the pub and now likes meeting new people.
She will now travel quietly in the car fastened into the back seat. She is happy as long as she can see you.
Ruby is in foster near Slough.
We will require Ruby’s adopters to sign up for and take her to puppy training classes as part of the adoption contract.