Name: Ben

Lurcher/Staffordshire Bull Terrier Crossbreed  

Sex: Male
Age: 4 Years
Colour: Black & White
Dog friendly: Yes
Cats: No
Children: Adult


Please meet ECR's very loving and smiley, Ben.


Ben has been in our care for several years and is in long term foster at HQ.  


He gets on well with other dogs, though his play is a bit boisterous and he is very forward, so gentle introductions needed. He is exceptionally agile, and can leap very high (even from a stand-still or sitting position), so will need a very secure garden with a minimum of 6-foot fencing.  Ben does need a semi rural home where most of the off lead is in fields as not suited to a suburban park environment. Ben is very bright and eager to learn,  and all he wants to do, is to please you. He knows 'sit', 'come', 'down', 'paw', 'this way' and 'stay' and does a ‘high-five’. Ben has a wonderfully broad smile and a very bouncy, energetic nature. He will need regular off- lead running over open spaces to burn off some energy but the sight hound instinct is very strong and he is very prey driven, so will chase deer, squirrels etc and when on a scent is oblivious to the dangers of traffic and his recall. 


Ben is very bit timid when first meeting new people and isn’t an overly confident dog and would be best suited to a quiet home with a routine. He is particularly anxious when confined in a small space such as a car, crate or similiar and will growl  at approaching strangers, this is through fear. We are therefore looking for a special home that will use gentle methods of training and confidence building to bring out the very best in him.  He is a super boy and wants nothing more than to be cuddled and kissed -tummy rubs are a particular favourite!


Ben has gone to two separate potential homes whilst with ECR but sadly in the first home the resident female dog became jealous and did not want to share her home with Ben much to the heartache of Ben and his potential adopters. Ben was faultless in the home. 

Ben then went on a trial basis to another home where he was equally adored. This family lived in an area where his only off-lead running was in woods where there were Deer. It became apparent Ben has a high prey drive for wildlife and thus could not be let off-lead there at all. As Ben needs plenty of off-lead exercise to burn off his energy levels he has had to come back into the care of ECR. Ben can thus only be re-homed to a family where any off-lead running will not be in wooded areas where there are Deer.


All dogs are vaccinated, microchipped and  neutered  where medically appropriate.


Please note that due to limited resources we are only able to rehome our dogs within a 20 mile radius of Reigate.


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Please also take the time to read our Guidance Notes on Adopting a Rescue Dog -  HERE,  so that you know how to prepare and what to expect with your new dog.  We would also encourage you to research  the breed that you are looking for,  to ensure  that they suit your family and lifestyle.