First Published: 06/09/2017

Buddy

Buddy

Village Hero dob 27.8.2012

Raced at Belle Vue and won 15 races. A lovely dark brindle.

Buddy
We recently took Buddy out on a socialising walk. Beautiful sweet natured Buddy. Initially excited to be out and about in a new environment but soon settled on his lead and will continue to improve once in his forever home. Buddy settled well in the car and knew to lie down straight away, he was very polite when sharing his space with Clio. Clio and Buddy had never met before but got on so well and would make a lovely pair. Buddy ignored large breeds that we saw who were on their leads.

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Buddy

Buddy

Thanks to Steve and Jill for taking him in and helping him make some progress.

 

Buddy is a little lurcher who’s had a bad start and needs a forever home.  He’s about 18 months to 2 year old and has had a broken leg and some damage to his hip joint.  The break has been fixed and his leg is improving but we’re not sure that it will ever be 100% however he walks well on the lead and can fly around the garden like a whirlwind.  He’s vaccinated, chipped and neutered and has a fabulous “Mohawk” quiff.

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We’ve been fostering him since before Xmas and he gets on well with our 2 lurchers (Ruby, Miss February for those who have the calendar and Dee who’s a little old lady of 14 years.)  As far as we can tell he’s a collie /whippet cross, 24 inches at the shoulder and at the moment weighs 17K but he is building up nicely.

 

 

 

He loves his food, doesn’t bolt it down and both food and treats can be taken away from him without problem.  He also loves toys both soft and “kong” types.  Although we do not have a cat he certainly does not appear cat friendly when he sees one in the garden or whilst out walking.

 

 

 

Since arriving he has been completely clean in the house and settles down for the night without any fuss or noise.  He travels brilliantly in the car including a 2 hour trip over to Liverpool.  We have left him on his own in the house with the other two dogs with no problems what so ever.  We’ve been walking him on a Halti head collar as he tended to pull a bit with just a collar and he took to it very well.

 

 

 

He gets on really well with everyone we have met, both in our home and whilst outside apart from once when we were walking him along the canal and a couple of anglers wearing camouflage type clothes said hello and he was very wary of them at first.

 

 

 

However he is nervous of other dogs that we meet whilst out and about but this has certainly improved since we first walked him.  We always make sure we have a bagful of treats with us when we are out and if another dog is approaching we stay calm, reassure him and distract him with a treat.  Most of the time he’ll ignore the other dog in favour trying to get to the treat, but sometimes he will bark and pull on his lead, especially if the other dog is vocal, off its lead or bouncing around.

 

 

 

As long as he is introduced gently he we think he would be happy living with other dogs (as he does now) or as an only dog as he loves full on attention!

 

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