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Age: 4 years

Breed: Patterdale X

Gender: Male

Ref: BD40851


Suitable with children: No

Other animals: Best as the only pet

Phil is a shy man, a lovely terrier cross between staffie and patterdale. He is looking for a quiet home with plenty of company. 

He can give off mixed signals when he is being handled so will need owners who are willing to learn his particular likes and dislikes. Our behaviour team will help you with this. With his friends he can be affectionate, even rolling on his back for a belly rub and giving kisses.

Phil loves tennis balls and will play fetch for as long as possible. He also enjoys his walks and prefers to stick to quieter areas so he can enjoy himself, as he finds pedestrians and traffic a bit scary. He will need to keep on lead or long line, as his terrier traits mean his recall can fail when something interesting has caught his eye!  

He has met a few dogs while he has been at the Home and while he likes to say hello, he does not want long interactions with them. 

Phil would benefit from crate-training, so he can learn to spend more time alone. He does settle with a chew if you are around.

Phil will make a lovely addition to an understanding family.