Charlie has come from a home environment in to WARS. He has had quite a complicated upbringing but has come out of it a really lovely well rounded dog. Full history will be discussed to individuals pursuing charlie.
Charlie is great with people and older children. He loves fuss and can be that typical sleepy cuddly hound. Although he is a bit of an oaf. He is a 21 killogram dog and can shift his weight around knocking in to people and jumping up. In his past he has had some unhelpful training techniques used that have set him back abit. Therefore, we need an experienced dog owner to work with us in helping him get back on track. By no means is he going to be an easy dog. He will take a lot of work and patience. Therefore please think hard if you are ready to take on such a project dog. He struggles being left and we would define him as having separation problems. This is aided by having a confident well mannered dog around. He is crate trained to a degree but cannot be left beyond 3 hours at a time.
Charlie LOVES other dogs of all breeds, size and genders.
We are doing a lot of training with charlie at the moment to guide him to be the best dog he can be. It will be expected that his new home really gets involved in this and continues the hard work once rehomed. He is not going to be a easy dog to manage but he also isn’t very difficult. As Charlie is a puppy, we will get a lot of applications through for him. However, please do consider that you are taking on a large commitment and you must be suitable as per the criteria for rehoming.
Being a Hound Charlie is primarily uses his nose most of the time. Meaning recall isn’t great. Charlie walks on a long line so he has that extra room to sniff and explore while still being safe on lead. Recall can be worked on but his new owners must accept as a hound he may never be suitable as an off-lead dog, unless in a very secure field.
Criteria for rehoming:
Harrier hounds are the size of a Labrador/ spaniel. They have large heads and stocky strong back legs. They were originally bred for hunting hairs and for racing, following a scent trail.
They are very high energy dogs always looking for something to sniff. This energy needs to be managed by the use of physical and mental stimulation. Just taking him for a walk twice a day will not be good enough. These hounds will need scent trails, scatter feeding or snuffle parks in the back garden. While also being given puzzle games, kongs and enrichment feeders in the household.