Reasons why we love this dog…
He's used to living in a home
He loves to play
He's dog friendly
I am a:
I would like:
A quiet home environment
I would not like:
Walks in busy areas
My favourite thing is:
Playful but anxious
Adult only home (no children)
Could live with a dog
Not cat trainable
If you adopt Norman (or any of our dogs), you will be entitled to receive FREE behavioural support from our qualified team of behaviourists for any issues you might need help with during his lifetime. Further information will be given when homing Norman. Please note, this support is only available for dogs adopted from Forever Hounds Trust.
Norman is a 2 year old small-medium sized lurcher with a big personality! He’s affectionate, playful and very intelligent. Norman is most likely a whippet cross, but we think he may be part German or even Belgian Shepherd – and he certainly has the all energy and brains you’d expect from that mix! Having said that, Norman has always lived in a home and is very much in touch with his inner couch potato, as long as his exercise needs are met. He really enjoys going for walks in quiet areas, especially with his canine buddies. Toys are a big hit with him too, and he loves to chase around with a soft toy in his mouth. Norman thrives on human contact and loves a cuddle on the sofa – he also does a special dance when you scratch his back!
Despite his fun-loving personality, Norman is a sensitive boy who can be worried about meeting new people and being walked in unfamiliar areas. He hasn’t had a lot of experience of the outside world, so would prefer regular walks in familiar areas, rather than going off on a lot of adventures to different places. He’s not a huge fan of car travel, and is more comfortable in places without too many people or off-lead dogs. He’s looking for quiet, adult only home where he can relax and feel safe.
Norman absolutely loves the company of other dogs, of all shapes and sizes! He has been used to sharing his home with multiple smaller dogs in the past. He could live with another dog again, especially if they’re looking for a playmate (though he would also be happy as the centre of attention on his own). He is a typical young lurcher and can play quite rough, so any resident dogs would need to be comfortable with his play style. Norman does need some support around meeting new dogs on walks, as he can get very over-excited about making new friends. He isn’t overly comfortable about being approached by off-lead dogs, or seeing other dogs running about when he’s on-lead, so would prefer not to be walked in parks or other similar areas.
Norman is house trained and well behaved inside the home, though he isn’t used to being on his own, so this should be built up gradually. Due to a scary experience in his last home, he may initially be worried about unfamiliar people coming into his house, so will need some support in this area.
Norman is a very loving dog who will want to snuggle up on the sofa with you – he says this is non-negotiable! If you think you need a Norman in your life, please get in touch!
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