Please meet ECR’s lovely smiley, happy new boy Ben.
Ben is only a baby at 13 months old, and is a Lurcher/Collie/Staffie Cross of Lurcher sized proportions, particularly in height.
He is very good with other dogs of all sizes and has fabulous off-lead recall. He is exceptionally fast at running, and can also leap very high (even from a stand-still or sitting position), so will need a very secure garden with a minimum of 6-foot fencing.
We think he would love to do agility or fly ball, as he is so agile, eager to learn, sociable and very easy to train.Ben is very quick to learn, he wants to please you and he is very, very loving. He knows ‘sit’, ‘come’, ‘down’, ‘paw’, ‘this way’ and ‘stay’ and does a ‘high-five’.
Ben has a wonderfully broad smile and has a very bouncy, energetic nature. He will certainly need regular off- lead running over open spaces to burn off some energy. When running off lead you can see there is Collie in his breeding as he runs in large circles and he instinctively moves mid-run into the head down, neck out position you see when Collies are herding.
Ben is a little bit timid when first meeting new people and isn’t an overly confident dog. We are therefore looking for a home that will use gentle methods of training and confidence building to bring out the very best in him. He is a super boy and wants nothing more than to be cuddled and kissed -tummy rubs are a particular favourite!
In his last home Ben would apparently sit by his lead to let you know that he wanted to go out for a walk, or would fetch the owner’s walking shoes (told you he is smart!). He adores balls of any description and if out on a walk will not leave his ball.
Ben absolutely loves other dogs, so would make a great companion dog for a confident bitch.
We are looking for a foster home for Ben whilst he finds his forever home, as he is currently in the private boarding kennels that ECR use.