About Bear
  • Breed:
    I HAVE
  • Age:
  • Gender:
    Un-neutered male
  • Child Suitability:
    Bear is suitable to live with teenagers.
  • Live With Dogs:
    Bear could potentially live with a friendly female dog.
  • Live With Cats:
  • Food and Veterinary Treatment Fund

    Bear does suffer from a sensitive stomach and he also has some skin allergies which appear more in the summer months. With his sensitive stomach he may very occasionally have an upset tummy. He has a pro biotic sprinkled on to his kibble other than that he eats regular kibble and dog treats. His skin allergies may require a steroid to help clear up any itchiness and sometimes his coat goes a bit patchy looking.

    This fund allows the Society to cover costs of pre-existing conditions once a dog has been re-homed. This means we will cover costs for vet treatment if the dog has a condition before it comes to stay with you. In this case we will covers costs relating to Bear’s (conditions) within reason.

Bear's Profile


Bear is a beautiful Labrador / Newfoundland Cross. He looks like a Labrador but with the Newfoundland coat. He is bigger than most Labradors but not quite as big as a Newfoundland.

Bear loves nothing more than cuddles and having contact with people. He is a big affectionate boy who has lots of love to give a new family. He is lots of fun and is a bit goofy! Bear is clever and is willing to learn new tricks. He is very food orientated and will eat various treats such as cheese and peppers. Bear does need regular brushing, he has visited the groomer before who described him as a gentle giant.

Bear is very friendly and is always happy to greet people who he knows when they come to the house. He may jump and bark however he does settle down once the visitors are in the house. When out on a walk he can be slightly more cautious of strangers and tends to lie down and look at the strangers. He is fine with children and can happily live in a home where any children are teenagers. Bear is usually fine and very playful with other dogs. He especially loves playing with smaller dogs. The only issue his current owner has had with Bear is when a female is in heat, he may growl and bark at other entire males. Bear could to live with a well behaved female, but he would also be happy as an only dog. Unfortunately Bear is not suitable to live with cats.

Bear can occasionally be destructive but it tends to be with the post if it hasn’t been picked up before he can get to it or with his own toys. Bear travels well in the car as long as he has had a walk before he goes in the car. He does pull occasionally when walking on a lead, it is usually when he sees another dog. Off lead Bear is ok for his male owner however he doesn’t really listen to his female owner. Bear does require some further training especially as he didn’t always behave for his female owner but did for his male owner.  In his new home he will need further training to ensure his recall is good before he can be trusted off lead.

Bear is used to chilling outside for most of the day in a kennel. He does come into the house and is very well behaved when he does come in. He sleeps overnight in the house in the utility room. He is happy to being left in his kennel however we are looking for a home where he will have more time and company spent with him during the day in a home. Bear will need access to his own secure garden. Bear is looking for a home where his new owners have had experience with large breeds such as Newfoundlands as he can be quite strong.  Unfortunately he has no concept of personal space and loves nothing more than being pampered.

Can you offer Bear a loving new home where he will have company for most of the day?

Please think carefully before applying for Bear and think how any changes in your circumstances may affect your ability to care for him. If you would like to be considered to re-home Bear please click on the green register your interest button and this will take you to our application form. Once you have completed and sent the form you will receive an automatic response to your email address that you have supplied. This means we have successfully received your application. Please note that the Society only re-homes within Scotland.