Breed: Belgian Shepherd- Malinois
Sex: Female Spayed
Age: 3 Years
Roxie is such a happy girl, really lovely, very affectionate and playful. She loves tennis balls to play with and just loves to be tickled and stroked!. She does need a very secure garden with high fences as she does escape if given the chance if she is not occupied or watched.
She needs a home where people are around during the day, who can occupy her and who also lead an active life which will involve her. Who wouldn’t want to spend a lot of time with her- she is gorgeous.
We know she has lived with another dog before and she really enjoys a walk with Mikey but she can be a bit choosy about some little dogs she meets when out on her walks and is not keen on them!
Roxie enjoyed herself on our recent sponsored dog walk. As long as she can walk for miles and have lots of fuss from everyone with tummy tickles in between she is very happy.
She is a strong girl and will benefit from additional training but she can walk nicely on the lead and is extremely loving with her walkers. She is a very quick learner and just loves to be out with you. She is very good at jumping over stiles and would probably enjoy agility training.
Roxie isn’t happy around horses. She really does demonstrate the points below that are typical of her breed. She enjoys regular walks to the Fishery with plenty of picnic stops on the way. She looks like she is thoroughly enjoying her surroundings and a future owner who can give her plenty of country walks is the ideal for her.
Roxie has gained more new walkers- well runners really! She is having a great time running through the fields and woods with them a few times each week and she could still go on and on….. She’s visited home too and met other family members- she is in her element- ‘ lots of exercise and the chance to be fussed by lots of people’.
Roxie has been enjoying trips to ‘Paddock for Paws’ freedom field at Bradnop plus walks around Froghall Picnic area. She travels well and has such a fantastic time running around and playing when she is in the secure field.
Although not too keen when she comes across little dogs when out walking she appears to think Paddy is an ‘alright little dog’ !
These are general points for anyone to note about Belgian Shepherd Dogs
They are highly intelligent.
Quick to learn new things and excel at many canine activities.
Better suited to people who live in the country or who have large, secure back gardens.
Belgian Shepherd Dogs need a lot of vigorous exercise and mental stimulation.
Can be destructive around the home if not given enough exercise
Low boredom threshold.
Not the best choice for first time dog owners.
They have a high prey drive so will give chase to animals that run away so great care should be taken if ever off lead or near livestock.