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Working dogs looking for loving new homes
11:00am Tuesday 25th September 2012 in News
A DOG rehoming centre is looking to give working breeds and sighthounds currently living at the kennels a new start.
Dogs Trust in Wickhamford currently has four sighthounds and eight working breeds, which makes up about 15 per cent of all the dogs housed there.
Manager Chris Slight said: “Working breeds such as labradors and spaniels are some of the most popular dogs in the UK and while we often have one or two, it is very unusual to have so many. These breeds tend to be very easy-going, quick to learn and are often very food orientated.
“Greyhounds, whippets and lurchers are also very easygoing.
It is a huge misconception they need lots of exercise – the complete opposite is true. They are actually quite laid back creatures and will need only a couple of short walks a day. People are also often put off by their size but breeds like these are very gentle, hugely sociable and appreciative of human affection.”
Some of the dogs currently looking for homes include Choc, a four-year-old male greyhound; Sally, a two-year-old labrador Cross that would benefit from living with a confident dog; and a six-year-old spaniel called Ollie. For more information contact 01386 830613.