Reasons why we love this dog…
He's used to home life
He loves to play
He's very affectionate
I am a:
I would like:
An active family with a big garden!
I would not like:
To walk in areas with a lot of dogs
My favourite thing is:
Playful and energetic
Can live with children 15 plus
Friendly but OTT
Not cat trainable
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Milo is an exuberant 2 year old lurcher who has come into our care due to a change in circumstances. He needs a rural home with a large, secure garden where he can burn off all his energy!
Milo has lived in a home all his life. He is housetrained, settled at home (once he’s had his exercise) and can be left alone for reasonable periods. Milo generally walks nicely on-lead but does have his mad 5 minutes when excited! He will need an adopter who is physically able to handle him if he decides to have an on-lead zoomies session! He travels brilliantly in the car, even for long journeys.
Although Milo loves the company of other dogs, he does get very excited about meeting new friends and can be a bit too full-on for many dogs. On arrival into our care he would sometimes bark and lunge with over-excitement when keen to meet other dogs, but this has really improved with training – which must be continued in his new home in order to prevent this previous behaviour from returning. He intentions have always been friendly, he just struggles to contain his excitement!
Milo really enjoys playing off-lead with some of our more tolerant dogs, but his full-on play style would be too much for many dogs! He is not suited to walks in busy parks or areas with a lot of other dogs as he would find this far too overstimulating, so will need to live in a quieter, rural area. Milo would be happy as the only pet, or could live with another large dog as long as they were comfortable with his play style.
Milo is very friendly, affectionate and is generally keen to make new human friends – but he can occasionally be wary of certain unfamiliar people at first. He does jump up when excited and will sometimes mouth hands and arms when playing, although he doesn’t intend any harm. Because of this, we will not be placing him in a home with children. He loves playing with toys!
A large, secure garden or access to a local secure field for hire is a must for Milo. He needs to be able to run regularly, but cannot be let off-lead in public – partly because he would get himself into trouble with other dogs due to his over-exuberance, but also because he doesn’t tend to come back when called!
If you’re looking for an active, intelligent dog who will enjoy further training, why not consider Milo?