Albie is a 4 year old male Lurcher. Albie landed with us recently from a stray pound environment and has quickly turned into one of the firm favourites at the kennels. Not only is he stunningly beautiful he has a good heart. This lad has that fantastic heady mix of swinging from noble, aloof, regal Saluki type who feels our hands should be washed before touching to silly, daft and playful in seconds before switching back. Albie has been fabulous with all of the dogs at the kennels both big and small. Out and about on walks Albie does need a few leash manners, he can have periods where he attempts to pull. He travels well and also keeps his kennel clean.
Albie has been brilliant with all the people and children attending the kennels. He is not cat friendly and caution would need to be taken around small furries. Albie also occassionally wows you with his wonderful saluki singing voice and we have no doubt out on walks when faced with squirrels he may very much be the type to sing you beautifully the song of his people. Albie is very much stockier than the usual feathered Saluki types as is typical with a smooth coated pure saluki and we feel that although there is definitely greyhound in the mix he really does have a lot of saluki running through his gene pool.
All in all Albie is a wonderful dog, stunningly handsome and we really hope that this boys new home is not far around the corner. He is adorable and we feel that whoever has him with a little time and patience will have the most wonderful companion. As with a lot of the saluki types we do feel that off leading especially to begin with would be a no no and time and patience and working to form a bond with this lad would be something that would really have to be worked on. I do believe he has the capabilities to do as he is told but I also believe he has the saluki ability to pretend he has gone deaf.
We feel that Albie would best suit a home with a companion dog and male or female should be fine as long as the male was not too dominant or pushy. I also feel as long as people were around most of the time in the beginning he could learn to be an only dog, it would need correct settling handling though which we would work through with you or the neighbours may get to hear his beautiful renditions when you were out. Albie can be rehomed with dog sensible children 6 upwards
Albie is currently with us in kennels in the Midlands but can be rehomed nationally subject to a successful homevisit and all members of the immediate family and any resident dogs being willing to travel to meet with him. Albie is vaccinated, treated for parasites, microchipped and has been neutered.