SOLI – LURCHER

Came to the care of AfG June 2018.

He is estimated to be between age 3 to 4 years though possibly nearer age 3. He is a rough coated blue lurcher, ( 25kg ) believed to be a mix of Border Collie, Deerhound, Saluki and Greyhound (predominantly Collie/Deerhound).

He had been neglected and not properly socialized, probably not had a real puppyhood. It was obvious he was not used to being in a house or a car.

He is in foster care with the company of a medium size neutered male dog.

He is neutered and fully inoculated. He is now house trained.

He eats well, travels well and is now good walking on the lead, but if he sees a cat or squirrel etc he will get excited and bite through a slip lead so he is always walked on a martingale collar with a chain lead attached to it.

He is a very intelligent hound, very fit and agile. He is a very affectionate boy and loves being stroked and cuddled.

He was not good in heavy traffic at first and reared up a little to heavy good vehicles, joggers and cyclists and people in high viz work gear but we have been working on these issues for some time now and he is adjusting well now.

He is responding well to  daily training and improving with all his original issues from when he came into our care.

Due to him not being well socialised or trained before he came to AfG, he is not yet good at recall, so cannot be let of lead unless in a 100% fully enclosed safe area. He is used to a spacious garden in his foster home and enjoys a good daily run and to fetch his rope toy in an enclosed park which he is fortunate to have access to.

He is good with other dog breeds, he enjoys the company of other sighthounds, though a little fearful of large exuberant dogs. He shows very keen interest in cats, especially when they are outdoors and on the move, and although we were first led to believe he is used to being around cats, in our opinion he is far too keen to chase them so he will not be suitable for a home with a cat/s.

He seems to be non reactive to livestock and chickens/geese so we believe he has been around them in the past.

Soli will need a home with at least one quiet gentle dog for company. He will need a home with people who have experience with looking after rescued sighthounds who can continue with his socialisation and further training.

He also needs a fully enclosed secure garden with at least 5ft fence throughout.

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