Kendal is a beautiful 2 year old female Caucasian Shepherd Dog. She came to us from the pound with a ruptured eat drum, poor girl must have been in agony and to have been left like this was very cruel indeed.
Is this the dog for you?!
Caucasian Shepherds are descendants of ancient Molosser dogs and are therefore extremely large, powerful dogs that boast striking markings. The breed is a relatively unknown breed here in the UK, but they are highly prized in their native countries where these handsome large dogs are used to guard flocks of livestock.
Over the years the breed has earned a reputation for being extremely reliable watchdogs and companions thanks to their loyal, courageous, yet gentle and kind natures in a home environment. The Caucasian Shepherd must be trained and handled by people who are familiar with the needs of these large, intelligent and quick-thinking dogs which means they are not the best choice for first time dog owners.
The Caucasian Shepherd is known to be an intelligent dog, although they can be quite strong willed at times and quite difficult to “read”. They are highly prized as watchdogs in many parts of the world although in a home environment they are calm and gentle loving nothing more than to be part of the family.
With this said, their natural guarding and protecting instincts are very strong and as such the Caucasian tends to be suspicious of anyone they don’t know and the same can be said when they meet any new dogs. They are known to be very even tempered and reliable. They are also very quick and boast having ultra-keen senses which makes them the ideal choice as tracker dogs. Caucasians mature slowly which has to be taken into account when training them.
Caucasians respond well to positive reinforcement training and do not take well to any sort of harsh correction or heavy-handed training methods. Being such intelligent dogs that like nothing better than to protect and please, they are quick to pick up new things, but this includes the good and the bad.
Caucasian Shepherds are social by nature and are known to be good around other pets they have grown up with. However, they do have a high prey drive and will happily chase anything that tries to run away. As such, care should always be taken when and where a dog can run free off the lead.
Caucasians have a very playful side to their natures more especially when puppies, bearing in mind that these large dogs mature slowly not reaching full maturity until they are around 3 years old.
Caucasians are natural watchdogs and as such they do not need any extra training when it comes to guarding and protecting. Not only will a Caucasian guard their owner’s property, but they will guard other pets, the children and anything else they feel that is part of their family which is a trait that is deeply embedded in their psyche.
The Caucasian Shepherd Dog is an intelligent dog, but they can be strong willed. In the right hands and with the correct amount of training, Caucasians are easy to train, but they must know who is boss and who to look to for direction for them to be truly obedient dogs. The Caucasian Shepherd is known to be a gentle giant and one that loves being in a family environment. They form strong bonds with their families and this includes the children.
Kendal needs an owner who is familiar with the breed, and has plenty of room for her. Kendal is amazing both inside and out, and the most wonderful dog I have ever had the pleasure to meet and foster! Kendal is a clever lady and is always wanting to please. She is fantastic on the lead and brilliant with other male dogs of all sizes but she is dominant with females the same size or bigger than her, for this reason we are looking for a home where she is the only dog, or potentially with another male dog.
Kendal is clean in the house and travels really well in the car, She is also perfect in a crate. Kendal is very clever and can open doors with handles, so you will be mindful to either have round door knobs or lock the doors, as she will open anything with a handle and let herself in, this is how we discovered that she is cat friendly – as long as there is no food around!
Kendal can be food aggressive around other dogs, she likes to be left to it when she is eating although this has improved huge amounts since she arrived and she can now eat with other dogs nearby, and will share treats with the pack on walks. People can touch her food without issues. She can be left perfectly for short periods, however as previously stated, she can open doors!
Anyone who adopts her is going to be very lucky to have her as part of their family! She is absolutely adorable,a big daft puppy that still has a lot to learn!
Kendal is a big beauty that would be happiest living on a farm or similar environment with lots of room and cuddles available.
Kendal adores people and it will break my heart to see her leave as she really is a wonderful lady! She could live with older children that are used to large breed dogs; she loves her humans.
Can you offer this softy a place in your heart and on your sofa?