Alfie is a beautiful 3 year old male Saluki lurcher. Alfie needs a calm adult home. He needs to live with another dog and can live with a confident cat if carefully introduced.
Alfie is a happy, playful boy and very eager to please which makes him great fun to be around. He is a delight in the home. He is quite submissive and easy to train as he will do anything for a treat. He is very well mannered. Typically Saluki, Alfie tends to be shy around people he doesn’t know and will back off generally if people try to stroke him. However, he is very curious and if left alone will come up for a sniff and eventually let the new person stroke him.
Alfie gets on with other dogs but gets nervous when he is on the lead and off lead dogs run towards him, he will react out of fear. He will sometimes race towards other dogs growling but then will run off when he gets close to them. When he was a year old he was attacked by a collie and had his rear leg badly damaged and needed surgery. For some time after that he was aggressive towards collies, however, he has had a lot of positive interaction with them since and is now much more confident around them. There are some dogs that he adores and has ‘best friends’ which he plays really well with.
Alfie would suit a quiet household with few ‘comings and goings’. He would also benefit being around another dog which helps to give him confidence and he is generally much happier with dog company. He needs to be with people who understand the breed. Alfie is great with children but he would benefit from being in a quieter home with no children.