Age: Around 1 Year – 18mths Old
Live with Cats : No
Live with Dogs : Yes
Live with Children: Experienced over 12 years old
My name is Xena and i am a large crossbreed and whilst a lady should never share her weight, to give you an idea on how big i am i weigh around 31kg.
I can be wary of strangers especially men so i do need to be introduced to new people slowly and gradually with rewards.
I am well behaved around other dogs but some dogs may find me a little intimidating due to my size but i am just a gentle giant.
I am very much a lap dog and i will want to cuddle you on the sofa, i don’t really understand my size and can be “all legs” so my humans will need to ready for a lot of love.
I would probably suit a home with experience of young large/giant breeds, and/or mastiff-type dogs preferred, but if not my humans MUST be dedicated to visiting me a number of times prior to adoption and to continue with training with the PDR behaviourist. if there is a man in the household, or frequent male visitors, my humans need to understand i may take longer to trust them.
i could potentially live with a well matched canine companion but if not i would certainly be happy to have visiting dogs/ family dogs, and to meet dogs on walks. I do not want to live with cats or small animals through, but i am ok around horses but further introductions maybe required.
i can be a bit big and bouncy so would prefer to only live with older teenage children who have experience of living with dogs.
I have been doing really well in my training and i have grown in confidence the past few months, but as i had limited exposure in my early life i can be easily spooked and not good in busy areas such as towns or busy streets. As mentioned above men can worry me so i need careful introduction to visitors or to be allowed to go to my ‘safe space’, (the behaviourist will help you through this).
I walks quite nicely on the lead, i love my food and cuddles, and i am clicker trained (i learn very quickly especially when there is food as a reward).
I am not toilet trained so my humans will need to help me with this and i must have a quiet space/safe place thats just mine, but i also would love a sofas for cuddles
As i am not fully grown up yet i would suit shorter “educational” walks and mental enrichment involving food to keep me busy in the home.
All animals at Pawprints Dog Rescue are:
- Vaccinated, microchipped, wormed, flea’d and neutered OR adopted under a neutering contract
- Come with 4 weeks free PetPlan insurance
- Each dog is individually assessed to determine which type of home they require.
Have you fallen in love?
If you think you can offer Xena a good home, please complete our online interest form.