Because there is life beyond the track



‘Website Woof’ presents Major.

We hope you enjoy reading the volunteers’ descriptions of their walks with the hounds. If you would like to find out more about Major please visit our kennels and talk with a member of staff.

The kennels are open daily for hound walking from 11am until 2pm and are located at Burhill Kennels, Turners Lane, Hersham, KT12 4AW.

Alice & Marco took Major to the park

We have had the pleasure of taking gorgeous Major out for walks to the park for a few months now and we are very pleased to say that he has made great progress. Major is now happy to jump into the car without any lifting and encouragement, he immediately settles on the duvet and would wait very patiently to arrive at destination, he is so calm that you could easily forget to have him in the boot of the car!

When walking, Major is a true gentleman, he walks nicely by your side without pulling and would quietly wait for you to move on after a short stop. We have noticed Major is extremely sensitive to loud noises and bangs and sudden movements, he is scared of people with walking sticks and screaming children. He would keep distance from them whilst trying to understand what is all about and his lovely ears would be up in “full mode”. Even if looking worried, he would not freeze or have any other reaction and would settle again very quickly as soon as the perceived danger is out of sight.

Major is not showing any reaction to dogs of any size so walking with him is very relaxing! Major is no trouble at all and would make a great addition to a calm and patient family able to give him time to build up his confidence. Major cannot wait to find his forever family, please ask the kennel to meet him, you will not be disappointed.


Major is absolutely gorgeous. He is a major worrier though and very wary of men in hats, loud noises, men fishing but once he has placed his trust in you he shows his lovely caring side that wants a quiet life.

With a closer look and a little patience you can see that this gentle quiet nervy boy wants to become more trusting and become brave. He appears shy initially but once you spend time with him he will walk happily along beside you, yet take a wide berth around something he is unsure of. He jumped into the car with a little encouragement and likes a lot of reassurance and will ask for that regularly by leaning and burrowing his head into you.

There is nothing that Major would like more than a quiet home with a patient family who would allow this boy blossom in his own time and wow will you be rewarded.