Meet Bandit, our Caucasian Mountain Dog cross. Bandit is a Livestock Guardian, this breed needs a special understanding and training style. We adopted him when he was around 4 months old, he was previously living on the streets in Romania. When he arrived he was quite unwell, timid and spent a lot of time under the dining table. After a few days he became more adventurous and was soon the playful puppy you would expect at 4 months old. Sadly due to his poor start and being malnutritioned he developed hip dysplasia at only 10 months old, by age 2 he had two full hip replacements and spent the following year in rehabilitation.
Bandit now enjoys relaxing walks in the countryside and roams around his land at his own pace.
You can follow the progress of his recovery on my YouTube channel, simply click on the following button:
Born 2021, our newest addition is Inca a Belgium Malinois. She is currently being trained up for the sport of IGP, this includes tracking human scent across different terrain, finding and indicating on articles along the way, agility, obedience and protection work, she is showing great promise in this work, so watch this space. . .
We adopted Peppa our German Shepherd cross from a local rescue centre when she was 12 months old. When she arrived she was underweight, very anxious, excitable and reactive as she was not socialised with other dogs and not used to being walked, she had so much pent up energy. After a few weeks of good feeding and regular exercise, she was making great progress.
From the outset, she was very affectionate and got on fantastically well with the children and Bandit once they had been integrated.
Due to her anxieties it presents itself as reactivity towards other dogs, through a desensitization programme and a lot of understanding and patience she has flourished and will continue to do so. We are very proud of her.