Bruno is an 18 month old male Staffordshire Bull Terrier cross Labrador. This is Bruno who is one of our dogs who has been in kennels the longest, for over 1 year now and he was only 18 months approximately when we took him in. He came in to kennels from a repossessed property with a female dog who turned out to be pregnant and had pups merely a week after being taken in to kennels. Their owners said they could no longer care for them and that was the last contact they had. The house in which they were living was full of excrement and as you can see from the photo (Thurs 003) the female was so skinny you would never have been able to tell she was 1 week away from giving birth to 8 pups! The vets have said they believed Bruno to be approximately 18 months of age when he was brought in to us so he will be approximately 2.5-3 years of age now and believe he is a Staffordshire Bull Terrier cross Labrador. He is a medium sized dog but can be quite lively when out for a run in the paddock.
Bruno had received no sort of training when we first took him in, this is something our kennels have worked very hard on with him. He is surprisingly obedient and will sit on command, he is I quote “the cleanest dog we have ever had in his run” and will not foul in there at all. He does need a bit of work on lead training as he gets very excited and tried to bite the lead and tried to pull ahead to get to where he is going quicker!
Unfortunately though, Bruno is not a fan of other male dogs at all. He had lived with and shared a kennel space with a bitch with no issues at all and was happy to share food/water bowels, but I would recommend that to be rehomed he would be best being the only dog in the house and would at first need to be kept on a lead when out for walks. He is very loyal and would make an ideal dog for someone who can take him on good long walks to use some of his typical Staffordshire Bull Terrier cross Labrador energy and no kids in the house due to his boisterousness. Older teenage children would be okay.
Now all the pups and the bitch have got a home we would really like to see Bruno out of kennels. He does need some work but we believe these are fixable problems with the right owner and understanding who is willing to put some time in to him, something he never got when he was younger.