Kip has come into WARS after being picked up as a stray and sadly never claimed. He is a sweet boy, however he can be nervous when first meeting people, especially men. He will shy away and try to remove himself from the situation. But once he knows and trusts you his true personality shines through. He is a gentle boy, who is very loving and affectionate. He is also starting to play with the odd toy, now he is settling in. We don’t know if he has had an issue growing up, as he is slightly curved in the spine and his front toes are splayed out. This certainly seems to have no affect on him running around the play pens. He seems to have had little to now training, so the staff here are currently helping him learn some basic commands.
Kip will need a patient home with a family who will allow him time to settle. He will need a calm home, so he does not get overwhelmed by his surroundings. He could live with another suitable dog but no cats or small furries. We would definitely recommend his new family take him to training and socialisation classes.
Lurchers are crossbreeds so their temperaments and behaviours can be influenced by other breed traits. Like most Lurchers, Kip would enjoy a good snooze in front of the fire in between racing around the garden. Being young, he is still learning but is bright eager to learn more so dog training classes would be strongly advised. He, like many Lurcher types has a strong prey drive so it’s important that this is channelled in the right way.