MALINOIS X, MALE
APPROX 5-6 YEARS
Barney came into us originally back in 2013 from a private home and unfortunately kennels took its toll on this boy making him very dog reactive and frustrated - also being such a power house he ended up with us for 2 years. It was the best day ever when someone finally came along and gave him his second chance. He has been part of a family now for the last 3 years until we heard the devastating news that his owner is moving to America in August and now needs to somehow find another home.
Here is a write up from his owner :
"Say hello to Barney.
Barney must have stability and consistency, it is important for him to know his place on the heir-achy tier. He is extremely loving, let alone intelligent, which will keep his handler on their toes within the training field. We have done a huge amount of obedience work, on command Barney will; sit, down, stay for a period of time, also here and heal with no problem. This is something that MUST continue, Barney needs someone who isn't afraid of a challenge.
After learning about these two elite breeds (in their own rights) and having thorough assessments with Ian Griffiths of professional dog training, it was decided that aspects of the William Koehler method of dog training was best suited. Using this method consistently Barney shows no signs of aggression and is fine in the company of certain dogs, with continued development this socialisation will thrive. Barney is fine on his own for periods of time, he is very adaptable once he knows his surroundings, he is fully house trained to perfection, but not forgetting his breed and a high need for activity, he needs his humans to love the outdoors and to be very active with him outside the household.
He is bullet proof around livestock & game, although needs some off lead training around ducks and also lives with a cat.
Barney is looking for someone who would be willing to get to know and spend some time before making any promises..
No children under the age of 11"
So we are looking for a very active home where Barney has space and freedom to run, built up areas won't suit him at all and someone that will continue his training.
If you think you can offer BARNEY the home he so deserves, please contact the kennels on
01299 269 181
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