Freya is an 8 month old female Spanish Mastin cross Galgo. This beautiful girl was one of an abandoned litter, who were hand reared.
They rapidly grew into beautiful friendly characters. Sadly because although cute, they were not small, or fluffy, they missed out on homes.
We stepped in when another rescue we work with asked us to help and take one of the litter, so Freya joined us to see if her luck would change.
Freya might be big, but at only 8 months old she is still very much a pup. She is already as tall as some of our Mastins, just not quite as heavy – yet.
She has been well-reared, has good manners and is gentle and kind. She can be a little shy with new people, or places, needing to make friends and investigate when she is ready, and not be pushed to interact, but that’s not abnormal at her age.
She is calm and friendly towards the children she has met, her lead work is good and her recall is coming on well, she still needs a longline when out and about, because like most pre-adolescents she is easily distracted, and could end up on a road or in some other danger.
Freya has been very clean indoors, and not destructive, though we leave very little out to be chewed. We have seen no aggression from her.
She does have the Mastin bark to alert one to potential invasion. Though not constant or excessive, and only when needed.
But this does mean she is not ideal on a housing estate or mid-terraced house, so a rural home with space inside and outside is high on her checklist.
Freya mixes very well with all our dogs big and small. She loves the heat so a home with a roaring log burner would put her in heaven.
She collects as many blankets as she can, and makes a bed in front of ours.
Freya is at the Sanctuary near Kidwelly, South West Wales.