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Eddie

Eddie is looking for preferably a large rural home with owners experienced in large breeds.

  • Breed : Anatolian Shepherd Type
  • Gender : Male
  • Age : 2 years old (approx.)
  • Size : Extra Large
  • Good With Dogs : Possibly large breed female
  • Good With Cats : No
  • Good With Children : 16 years and over

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Living in a home in London with a small garden, Eddie wasn’t suited to city life and became too boisterous for his family. His previous owners loved Eddie dearly and wanted to do the best for him, so he arrived in the care of SDR, aged just 7 months, where he is now patiently waiting for his suitable forever home.

Eddie has a playful and clumsy personality and a heart of gold. He likes it when the cows are in the field opposite his kennel – he will sit and watch over them for hours. He enjoys going out for his walks and is an explorer, so you will not get a brisk walk when out with him. He likes to take in everything around him and will often find ‘treasure’ to bring back to the kennels.

His size and play style mean we often don’t have any suitably sized canine friends for him to romp around with, but Eddie does walk in the company of other dogs off-site. If Eddie were to live with another dog it would need to be a female of comparable size.

Larger breeds develop and mature at a slower rate, so Eddie is still very much a ‘teenager’ and at times this can be seen in his behaviour where he will try to push the boundaries. He was neutered at a young age, and this is evident in how he has grown and developed.

Eddie is an Anatolian Shepherd type, originally bred to work very independently to protect livestock and this trait is still very much ingrained in the breed. Research and an understanding of the breed will serve as an excellent guideline for whether Eddie would be a good fit for you and your family.

He is not the easiest when it comes to training, which could be down to his age and he will need an experienced owner or one willing to work with a trainer because he will benefit from further training with his new owners. This will also help him to establish and build a bond with them. We have taught him a few commands including walking to heel.

It is vital that Eddie is provided with mental stimulation and enrichment. He is a bright young dog and if not given an outlet (physically and mentally) then he will create his own entertainment.

The type of home Eddie is looking for would be a large house situated in a rural location with either a large garden or land. It’s important to remember that the breed is territorial, so he will be protective (vocal) of his home to anyone who approaches.

Eddie is a lovable chap and has a lot to offer a new family. With time and consistent handling, he will make a wonderful addition. He can live with children aged 16 years and over.

Do you have room in your heart and home for a 50kg+ dog? Are you willing to put the time and effort into making Eddie a well-rounded dog? If yes, then please enquire about him.

Eddie will require a minimum of two visits from everyone in the household ahead of the adoption process.

The adoption fee for Eddie is £200

 

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