Chester is an Ex racer from the Lake District, now retired and looking for a place to snooze. He is gentle boy but needs an attentive home. If your looking for a dog to fade in to the background this isn’t the dog for you. He likes to always be the center of attention, walked long distances and stimulated throughout the day. He also needs a good 70% of the day to snooze and dream of long shorelines and sunsets of that lovely holiday he took to Lanzarote back in the day. Although this sounds like Chester wants to go go go, in fact it’s quite the opposite, he needs a calm home that will utilise the energy he has in the right ways guided by us at WARS. Also please feel free to wear him down with fuss as that it is his main purpose in life, to acquire and use all fuss from everyone and everywhere. Actually I can hear him right now from the office "Arooo Cuddle meeee Arooo" (Note: Chester isn’t really a vocal hound he can be just like all dogs but he isn’t your typical howley gougey hound.
Chester is quite easy going but can get a bit anxious at times with busy situations no more than any other dog but he is aware of the environment around him. Therefore we are very strict that he must go to an adult only relaxed home or calm children above the age 16.
Being a Trailhound jumping is his forte he will need a garden with minimum 6ft fences. as well as excelling in jumping he also loves chin rubs. Therefore, his new owners must practice to make sure they have the chin scratch perfected.
He must go to a home with someone dog experience, and a reasonable expectation of what it would be like have a hound breed as a pet. He will need to be the only pet in the home and with a family who is willing to continue the work carried out by the previous home.
Trailhounds are very adaptable dogs who make very good family pets. They have fantastic temperaments and tend to be great around children, other dogs and other animals. They need plenty of exercise but in once in the home love nothing more than curling up in front of the fire. They do however, love a smell.. so their noses are likely to be found centimetres off the ground, so recall often needs some work. They are relatively quick learners who are highly motivated by food.
For more information please visit Lakeland Trailhound Welfare