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Name: Ben

Lurcher/Collie/Staffordshire Bull Terrier Crossbreed  

Sex: Male
Age: 3 Years
Colour: Black & White
Dog friendly: Yes
Cats: Unknown but probably not.
Children: Teenage


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


Ben is still only a baby at just 3 yrs old, and is a Lurcher/Collie/Staffie Cross of Lurcher sized proportions, particularly in height.


He gets on well with other dogs, though his play is a bit boisterous . He is exceptionally fast at running, 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


We think Ben would  be good at agility or fly ball, as he is so agile, eager to learn, sociable and very easy to train. Ben is very quick to learn, he wants to please you and he is very, very loving. 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. When running off lead you can see there is Collie in his breeding as he runs in large circles and he instinctively moves mid-run into the head down, neck out position you see when Collies are herding. 


Ben is a little bit timid when first meeting new people and isn’t an overly confident dog. We are therefore looking for a 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!


In one of his previous homes Ben would sit by his lead to let you know that he wanted to go out for a walk, or would fetch the owner’s walking shoes (told you he is smart!). He adores balls of any description and if out on a walk will not leave his ball.


Ben absolutely loves other dogs, so would make a great companion dog for a confident bitch. 


We are looking for a foster home for Ben whilst he finds his forever home as this boy desperately wants to be part of a family and finds being in a kennel quite depressing. 


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.