Willow is a stunning 17 month old Bedlington Whippet. She is a petite girl standing just 20 inches floor to shoulder.
If there is such a thing as a typical lurcher with typical lurcher traits then Willow is it.
After initially being restless, Willow has now settled into her foster home and when she’s not amusing herself around the house and garden she also loves nothing more than home comforts and a snooze.
She loves all humans of all ages and enjoys a fuss. We think she would be fine homed with children of any age as long her adopters were able to manage all interactions carefully and ensure no human toys were left around for Willow to ‘play’ with.
Willow is in foster with three larger dogs and gets on brilliantly with all three of them.
She has a strong prey drive and cannot be homed with cats, small furries or birds.
Willow will pull with excitement at the start of her walks, or when excited and nervous in a new place, but after that will walk nicely on the lead. She walks happily with her foster family’s other dogs.
Her recall has not been fully tested but is good around the home and garden and has definite potential to be good off lead once settled into her adoptive home.
Willow is house trained. She will ask to go out into the garden but prefers to wait for her walks to do her toileting if she can.
She will bark to alert you to visitors etc but once they are inside the house she will be thrilled to introduce herself to them.
She is fine being left for up to 4 hours at a time and shows no signs of separation anxiety but may find something to occupy herself so we would advise she is left in a ‘Willow proofed’ room with something good to chew if she fancies it.
Willow is a young dog who still exhibits a few puppyish behaviours and would benefit from an active training minded home that could give her both mental and physical stimulation.