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Barney Barney



Basset hound x beagle crossbreed.

Age: 9 months

Sex: Male

Health: Neutered, vaccinated, microchipped. Barney requires a Hypoallergenic Pro Plan veterinary diet due to past skin issues.

Location: Leeds 

Beautiful Barney

 "Barney, where to start?!

He's a puppy. Definitely a puppy!

Training had been lacking before coming to us, he had also not been socialised with other dogs. We have four dogs, and he has made friends with one and has been tolerated by the others, but Barney does not know yet where the boundaries are.

Barney requires space to exert great energy both on his own (which he can do) but with other dogs. He is very playful; in fact he is always playful and doesn't seem to rest, so a good long walk charges his batteries, but does not wear them out and then he is off again! Barney's energy is consistently on full throttle, he is always on the go with attention span of a goldfish! Barney is just as happy to be outdoors as much as in.

Barney shows no aggression, and he is absolutely fine to handle, paws, ears, mouth etc.

Barney is very amenable with people and nearly all other dogs he has come into contact with, he has barked and growled on occasion when out with our own dogs, which may be a pack thing.

Hard chew bones are great for keeping him occupied and he does play with soft toys but hasn't torn one up as yet and chews the toughest of bones easily and quickly.

Barney is extremely wriggly and fidgety when putting his harness/collar on but does settle into walking when out and about, this will require some serious focussed training.

Once out walking, he walks well. well but does pull a little. With a little work, he will be great on the lead, but will jump on random occasions and also randomly attempts to escape. Secure and firm control always brings him back under control, but you need to be aware of random attempts!

Ready for Walkies!

Barney does show signs of anxieties, he wants you around, but not for cuddles just so he knows you're there, leaving the room can heighten his stress/separation anxieties, and he can whimper and bark and scratch and shout. He is skittish with loud noises, for example lorries, tractors, buses, etc, so this will require some work.

Barney sleeps well in his crate with no issues and settles quickly for bedtime and stays as such till morning, once you hit this period you can leave him with utter confidence.

Barney is overall ok to be left, from his youth and our experience this is best when in a crate, he will settle but note bedding is fair game. He will tear at his bedding for no reason and has a habit of weeing in his crate even when he has just been out to the toilet as a show of indifference, (if you're ready for bed he might not be!)

Overall, Barney is a smashing little puppy, with a big heart, boundless energy, masses of cheek, but honestly, he will be your best ever friend."

Barney loves his crate

 Barney is looking for a home that includes the following;

  • Someone who is at home often, to work with his anxieties.
  • A friendly, tolerant dog, who can teach Barney some doggy manners.
  • A very active family who can provide the exercise he requires, plus the mental stimulation.
  • A family willing to accept he is a puppy who requires lots of attention and training.
  • Maintenance and monitoring of his skin, including his hypoallergenic diet.
  • No cats or small furries.
  • A garden, as he likes to be outside as well as inside.
  • Patience and time to spend with Barney in the crucial first few weeks as he adapts.

If you tick all the boxes above, and you feel you and your family are suitable to adopt Barney please fill in our online Adoption Application:

Taking on a rescue dog is not the easy option. You need to be prepared to help a confused and troubled hound find their place in your family. They have been through a massive upheaval and will need time to settle into a new way of life, so please consider this BEFORE you fill in an application.


Barney is subject to an adoption fee and a successful home check. If your home check is successful, your family, including your resident hounds if you have them, will need to be able to travel to his foster home to meet him and his foster family.

You will also have a telephone call with a member of the team, plus Barney's foster family, so that all of his history can be shared with you in person, and that we can be assured that you can fill all of his needs and requirements.

Barney comes with 5 weeks free insurance via our rehoming partner, Agria.

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