Available for interstate adoption
Medium Male Belgian Shepherd Malinois Dog
- Rescue group:
- HappyPaws Haven
- PetRescue ID:
- New South Wales
Boss is a Belgian Shepherd Malinois full of energy, highly intelligent totally people centric and loves to play. Well trained. Given the right owner who will spend the time he is an awesome dog, he will love to go to obedience, agility, Rally-O, tracking training as he needs to be challenged which is typical of the breed. He has loads of love to give, affectionate and can be in your face. He needs to be with an active family who take their dog where ever they go but in his own yard he is dog to dog reactive so needs to be an only dog.
Boss also has a lovely nature and would love being your constant companion. He would make a great assistance dog but on his own territory he is very protective. This is mainly because he has not be socialised well with other dogs but is also typical of the breed. He seems fine on neutral territory or when a dog is behind someone else’s fence but he does not like sharing his owner with other dogs. He is absolutely fine with all human’s both small and tall.
Boss like a lot of belgian shepherds has a little bit of separation anxiety and likes to be with his human most of the time. He will not do well in a working household if you are away for hours on end, he would be better off if you primarily work from home. He will need to sleep near you inside but is ok on the floor by your bed or near by.
HappyPaws Haven is fussy about who adopts these animals and where they are housed and cared for. The adoption criteria is documented as a questionnaire and strictly adhered to. We do not adopt animals to people who rent unless they are long term rental at the same address and have landlords written permission.
We ask if they have thought about the attributes they want in a dog, lifestyle, childrens ages, prepared to train, etc. We also talk about responsible pet ownership, fully fenced yards, hours unattended etc. and finally a vet reference.