Hello, my name is Lou, I’m a three month old male Rottweiler and Mastiff Mixed breed. I arrived at The Mayhew with my sibling Theodore, the result of an accidental litter. I’ve been neutered, vaccinated and microchipped. I’m now starting to learn lots of good things, I’m starting to get the hang of toilet training because I’m taken out to the garden every couple of hours and given lots of praise when I do my business out there.
Like any puppy I’m a bundle of energy and full of mischief. I want to kiss everyone I meet but I’m learning not to jump up and to say ‘hello’ politely. When I ‘puppy mouth’ my carers give a loud yelp and offer me a toy to chew instead. I still have plenty of things to learn so I’ll need plenty of time and dedication from my new owners to teach me all the basics and perfect my doggy manners.
I’m now looking for a forever home with an active person who is experienced with dogs and has researched my breed type. They will need to have, as an adult, independently owned dogs before and have plenty of time on their hands to train and socialise me properly so that I develop in to a well rounded adult dog. They will be expected to take me to training classes and provide me with two gentle, thirty minute, off lead socialisation outings per day whilst I’m still young, building up to a minimum of one to two hours of active off lead exercise every day once I’m fully grown.
I can live with another grown up dog providing they have been well trained, are calm and will be a good role model for me. I can also live with cats providing my owners are prepared to teach me not to chase them. Due to my very young age and training needs I’ll need to live in either a house or ground floor flat with direct access to a garden, there will need to be somebody at home for most of the day and any children in my new home will need to be at least six years of age and upwards. If you’re interested in offering me a home you will need to be fully prepared for the hard work and long-term commitment involved in caring for a dog, you will be taking on a fifteen year commitment, which must not be taken lightly.
I hope to see you soon,