Walnut is an older dark brindle lurcher girl (we think whippet x grey possibly) who came to us from the pound after being found straying and covered in scars with a mouth full of rotten loose teeth. She had 20 teeth removed and now has a clean bill of health.
She is estimated at around 7-8 years old and stands 24 inches to the shoulder.
Walnut is a truly fabulous dog, she is loving, well behaved and mild mannered. She is a typical sighthound…lazy! However she does loves walks and playing zoomies, although she can be a bit clumsy sometimes.
She is a nosey girl and likes to know what her humans are doing and join in if possible.
Walnut is not keen on bangs for example corks or gunfire – they worry her and she will seek solace from her foster mum if she gets startled.
Her foster mum says she is a dream dog and she makes her smile and laugh every day.
She will need a garden with a high fence – she can jump 5-6ft with ease although she is not motivated to escape – more likely to get back to you if you go out!
Her recall is not bad if there are no distractions and she knows a number of commands including ‘sit’, ‘down’, ‘stay’, ‘come’ and ‘off’.
She is totally housetrained and will ask to go out.
Walnut shows no interest in wildlife but may try to chase a cat if she was give the chance. She is also fine around bigger livestock and horses onlead.
She is in foster with other smaller dogs and has been happy to live with them – she has no issues at feeding time and is happy meeting dogs out and about.
Walnut could happily live with dog savvy kids of most ages and she loves everyone she meets.
She is really a people dog and loves to have people around as much as possible – she is doing well when left now and can be left happily for a few hours.
All in all she is a very easy and relaxed dog who loves her home comforts and family.
Walnut is in foster near Morpeth in Northumberland.