• Adopted: 12-14-08
  • Gender: Male
  • Age: 3 yrs
  • Size: 45 lbs
  • Color: Orange
  • Cats: Unknown
  • Dogs: Yes
  • Traits:

Bentley is a handsome 45 lb. boy who just turned three years old.  He is very sweet, affectionate, and he seems amazingly well-adjusted.  Bentley is extremely affectionate and loves to lay with his head on a lap or stick his head into an empty hand.  When I come home, he is so happy he wrinkles up his nose and shows his teeth as though he is grinning from happiness. 
Bentley is very active outside.  Although calm and laid back inside, he loves to run and run and run outside.  His foster home has seven fenced-in acres, and Bentley uses all seven of them.  He will need a a lot of exercise to truly be happy.  While Bentley loves the seven acres he has now, he will be just as happy with a regular sized yard, as long as it's fenced so Bentley can run safely to his heart's content. He has shown no sign of wanting to go over or under my four foot fence.  Bentley loves to watch birds.  He will sit under the bird feeder or stare out the window at the feeder for hours.  He perks up when he hears the birds chirp. 

Bentley gets along with my other dogs very well and has even talked them into playing recently, although my dogs normally do not play a lot. Bentley has not had any obedience training, but is quite willing to do what he is asked to do.  He has already learned to sit and to "stay back" from the gate.  He has not had any accidents in the house, nor has he chewed anything.  I don't know if he is crate trained; he sleeps on a dog bed, usually in the bedroom.  
Even though Bentley doesn't know obedience commends, he is a good boy without many bad habits.  He is affectionate and willing and a great companion.  A basic obedience class using positive reinforcement-type training would be fun for Bentley and a great bonding opportunity for his new family.  If I had to pick one phrase to descibe Bentley, it would be "joie de vive."  Bentley loves life and is a very happy guy. 


With love from me (Sandra Witten) and my two setters, Tiger and Annie