A deaf dog with different coloured eyes has been deemed "too ugly to love".
Buddy the lurcher has been up for adoption for two years, but he has yet to find a new home. Meanwhile more than 1,000 dogs from the Dog's Trust branch where he lives have been rehomed.
Too ugly? We disagree
The 4-year-old dog has heterochromia, meaning he has different coloured eyes. But, Susan Tonner, manager of the Dogs Trust in West Lothian, says that isn't the only reason Buddy has yet to be rehomed.
"Some may be put off by his odd eyes – one is blue and the other brown, while others feel the prospect of learning doggy sign language is a commitment too far," she said.
"‘He is good in cars, he travels really well. We’ve had him in a house so we know he’s house-trained. He is very, very friendly, it just needs somebody to build up some time and trust with him."
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Buddy's Dog's Trust listing describes him as "cheeky" and "fun".
But his hard hearing means he would need patient owners: "He would benefit from a calm home with owners who have experience in teaching a dog some sign language and hand signals. An adult home with a secure garden would suit him best as he likes to spend the days pottering around in the garden."