Bear is a very handsome, medium to large sized, Labrador X Staffordshire Bull Terrier. He came into the Sanctuary due to a relationship breakup; he was then rehomed to another home but they were unable to keep him due to not being able to meet his needs. Bear has been passed around during his young life and now needs to find a permanent, stable, forever home. He can be a little timid when he first meets you and can be jumpy with loud noises and new environments but once he has met you and is comfortable with you he is a sweet, friendly, lovable lad! His favourite pastime is to throw his soft toys and rope toys up in the air to catch! Bear is a big softie and loves his cuddles and fusses and is an affectionate boy. He loves his runs around our field and can be boisterous, lively and very puppyish in his behaviour and does like to jump up when he becomes excited. He has an excellent knowledge of his basic commands and knows sit, lie down, leave and stay but we would definitely recommend that he attends training classes as this will increase his confidence in new situations and improve his basic obedience. He is a very bright and intelligent dog who will be very responsive to extra training. Bear is a big lad and can be very strong on the lead and requires some lead training, therefore he will need a confident handler as he can pull at times. We are looking for people who are at home for the majority of the day and who are able to give Bear lots of exercise and daily stimulation.
Bear has been introduced to dogs here at the Sanctuary and he is friendly and lively and loves to play! He has lived with another dog in his previous home and could do so again following a successful dog meet at the Sanctuary; he can bark at them when he is on lead but is friendly once he has met them. Bear may possibly be able to live with cats; he hasn’t lived with a cat before but when introduced to the cattery he was a little timid and nervous but didn’t show any signs of aggression. We would test Bear’s reaction to cats at the homecheck stage to determine if he is suitable to live with a cat. Bear is a very happy, bouncy dog and he would be able to live with older children who are used to living with lively and boisterous dogs who can jump up at times! With time and training he would make a fantastic family companion! He is a lovely, loving boy who deserves a committed owner who can give him time and attention. Bear is vaccinated, microchipped, castrated, deflead and wormed.