14 months old
Bear is a neutered male.
Bear is sutable to live with children aged 10 years or older.
Live With Dogs:
Although Bear is very friendly with other dogs, he is suited to being the only dog.
Live With Cats:
No. Bear will chase cats.
Bear is a very handsome Whippet. He is young and full of energy and fun. He will make a wonderful companion to an active home where they can continue with his training.
Bear is very friendly with everyone he meets and is happy to be made a fuss off. He will jump up at people to say hello, however this isn’t always appreciated by everyone. With further training this can be helped. Bear has never lived with children before and although he is fine around them he is best suited to living with children aged 10 or older. As Bear is very friendly and still young, he does pull on the lead when he sees someone or a dog. With some positive training this can be helped. He occasionally will pull when walking on the lead where there are no distractions, again this can be helped with training.
Bear is very interested in socialising with other dogs. He is happy to meet and greet dogs when out on a walk and loves nothing more if they want to have a game of chase with him. Unfortunately if he is having too much fun, his recall is not great and cannot be trusted. Also Bear will chase any thing small and furry which can be a trait of his breed. This will need worked on before he is to be let off lead in his new home. Bear is toilet trained and will whine when needing to be let out for a toilet break. He sleeps all night on the sofa with no problems however is partial to trying to sneak under his owners duvet in the morning. He travels ok in the car for short distances. In his new home he will need short and positive journeys to help build his confidence up travelling.
In his new home Bear is ok to be left for a couple of hours a day, but isn’t used to much more than that. As he is such a sociable little guy ideally he would love company during the day. Bear is very active and loves going for his daily walks. His favourite game is playing tug with his toys. When he isn’t running around playing or out on his walks Bear loves nothing more than snuggling up on the sofa or on your knee. He is very keen to learn new things and knows how to sit, give a paw and lie down.
All in all Bear is a wonderful boy who is looking for a new home where they can spend some time training and helping him to continue to grow up to be a well mannered dog. He is also looking for a new owner who is experienced with Whippets, Greyhounds or Lurchers.
Please think carefully before applying for Bear and think how any changes in your circumstances may affect your ability to care for him. If you would like to be considered to re-home Bear please click on the green register your interest button and this will take you to our application form. Once you have completed and sent the form you will receive an automatic response to your email address that you have supplied. This means we have successfully received your application. Please note that the Society only re-homes within Scotland.