Breed: Kokoni/Terrier cross
Height to top of head: 42cm
Mixing with dogs: Yes, but not great on the lead with other dogs
Mixing with cats: Yes
Mixing with children: Yes
Country of origin: Cyprus, now in the UK (Leicestershire)
Bertie is currently in a fantastic foster home in Leicestershire where he has made amazing progress since arriving at the end of 2017. Bertie is well socialised with other dogs, fantastic with children, and friendly with cats. He’s now become very accustomed to home life after spending months in a shelter in Cyprus, and we are keen to find him a forever home now.
Bertie is a dream with children and has had daily contact with a 2 year old boy with whom he currently lives with. He has also spent time with children as young as 7 months old and is ever so patient and gentle. He has worked wonders with children who have been apprehensive around animals or not encountered them before.
We think that Bertie would benefit from a home with an already established dog as he loves to run and play with them. Although he is a small dog he has bursts of energy and loves to be outdoors. Sadly on the lead Bertie still needs some training as he feels the need to defend himself when on walks. However if he meets a dog in any other environment he bonds instantly and is the first to instigate playtime. Our behaviourist would be happy to support Bertie’s new adopters with lead training techniques, or group training might help.
Bertie is housetrained, obedient, and has great recall. He will come to his name from a distance when off the lead in a public place and he is a cheerful, affectionate little dog that would make a great companion.
If you're interested in offering Bertie a home please get in touch!