Chase is a 6 month old male Rottweiler cross Dobermann. He came into our care through no fault of his own – his previous owners just hadn’t properly thought through the practicalities of owning a dog like Chase and couldn’t cope. He is a typical pup, boisterous, full of energy and completely daft! Everyone here is pretty besotted with him, he’s a total heartbreaker and has won over all the volunteers and kennel staff with his cheeky nature and handsomeness! Chase has a lovely temperament and we want him out of kennels and into a nice home as soon as possible. Rotties and Dobermans are by nature working dogs who need a lot of mental stimulation and exercise to keep them happy. Potential candidates need to have fully researched both breeds or have large breed experience, come from active households and be commited to puppy training and socialisation classes to ensure this great pup grows into the fantastic companion we know he can be!
Chase is coming along nicely with his training so far and is very eager to please. He does a lovely sit, lie down, offers his paws and is learning to walk to heel (he is very strong on the lead and likes to pull). He also seems to respond very well to positive reward based training (using treats). Puppies, especially ones of Chase’s size – are a BIG commitment and need plenty of exercise, training, play time and company. Consider whether your lifestyle means you can offer an active dog like Chase what he needs before registering your interest. Also, expect accidents and mishaps while he is learning his new routine.
Purely because of his size and strength, he would be best rehomed in an adult only home or a household with sensible children from around 12 years upwards. Chase likes to play with other dogs but again, because of his size and puppy boisterousness, until he’s learnt some manners, he would be best as the only dog or else rehomed with another calm female dog following succesful introductions. Definitely no cats or small furries!
Ultimately, what you are adopting with a pup like Chase is huge potential and in the right, commited household, we know he will be a credit to his new family and both breeds!