Rhidegback Johnsons Bulldog cross





Approximate Age

2 years



If you are interested in adopting this dog then please read our Adoption Policy and then complete an Adoption Application.  
Dog friendly 

Child friendly 

House trained 




 *** BEAR IS NOW RESERVED thank you ***

Bear is the most gentle giant, he makes his foster carers laugh everyday – he’s always happy, especially when he’s being given attention, strokes and the chance for a quick kiss or two. Bear thinks he’s a Chihuahua at times and jumps up onto the sofa to lie on your knees, but he actually weighs a tonne! Bear is very friendly and happily welcomes visitors into the home. Bear is great around children, both at home and out on the street – he is excited around children but once he’s reminded to stay calm, he’s happy for them to fuss him or play fetch.


Bear’s favourite thing is playing with his toys out in the garden, he would play fetch all day.


Bear is house trained and crate trained – he sleeps in his crate or in his basket, sometimes he sneaks onto the sofa and crashes out! He loves his toys but he does need tough toys otherwise he’ll rip them up and swallow pieces, especially squeaky ones. His current favourites are his Kong and long knotted ragga. Bear is happy to be brushed, he hasn’t had a bath yet, so we don’t know how he feels about that. Bear can be left home alone for a few hours without any problems.


Bear is very well behaved around his food – he sits and waits politely until you say “go on then”. Bear is encouraged to lie on his bed whilst his humans are eating, otherwise he tries to get in on the action! He always sits and gives a paw for a treat whilst at home and then on a walk, he’ll wait at the curb before crossing and getting his treat. Bear takes his treats gently, no matter how small they may be.


Bear doesn’t appear to be spooked by anything around the house or garden, he will chase the broom if he’s given half a chance though!


Bear came into our care last summer and it became apparent that he had a problem with his back legs - Bear has now had corrective surgery and he's recovering from his operation well.


On walks, Bear walks nicely wearing a harness and a comfy head collar. He’s happy to greet other dogs but he’s usually not too bothered with their company and just walks past. And whilst he loves people, he tends to walk past them on walks too. Bear doesn’t appear to have any interest in chasing birds, cats or other animals and he doesn’t react to bicycles, traffic or joggers. Following the operation on his leg, Bear’s fosterers are building up his walks now that he is healing well and he is currently walking at least two and a half miles each day. Because of his recovery, Bear hasn’t been able to go off-lead and run around yet – he comes when called in the garden so with time and training, he could go off-lead on a walk. Small dogs can scare Bear if they are barking but he can be encouraged to walk past with the reward of toys or treats.


Bear is ok when travelling in the car with a seat belt restraint. He cries for the first five minutes before he settles down. He’s a good boy at the vets – he’ll sit patiently in the waiting area with the odd cry to play with the other dogs. Not uncommonly, Bear is a little apprehensive when being examined by the vet – bless him, we can’t blame him for being a bit worried.


Bear is a kind natured dog with boundless energy. His new owners will need to continue to build up the strength in his leg over a few more months ready to enjoy longer walks for years to come.


To adopt Bear, please complete our online adoption application form and we will be in touch. We welcome applications from Lancashire but unfortunately we are unable to consider applications from further afield. Please submit your application before requesting to meet our dogs, visits are by appointment only. Please note that Homeless Hounds is unable to rehome dogs to families with children under 5 years.

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