Chief Status: Available

ID: 29910

Name: Chief

Breed: Dutch Herder Cross

Age: 10 Years

Gender: Male

Adoption Fee: See below

Location: In Foster in
Leatherhead, Surrey

If you are interested in adopting a dog that does not say it can be homed with a cat and wish us to cat test please let us know and we will be happy to do this.

31-03-21 Chief has come to us from a home and is looking for a very specific home with people who are very experienced with dogs of a similar background.  Chief is a trained protection dog, who has been used as a guard dog.  He was trained in Germany and knows German commands but has learned "come", "down", "sit" and "heel" in English.  Any adopter must understand we will need to be assured of their experience and capabilities or owning a dog like Chief.
Chief loves the people he trusts and we are told that he is very good in the house. He will need a calm home with someone who has access to their own land for him to run and play in. He will always need to be kept on a lead in public areas as he has been protection trained.
We will be looking for an adult only home for Chief, with no visiting children and no other animals.

12-04-21 UPDATE

Behind Chief's fierce exterior is a soft, playful, loving, regular dog. He enjoys playing fetch, going for long walks and has become very affectionate with certain staff members. However if he wanted to overstep, he certainly could and he requires experienced owners who will be able to read him, exercise him thoroughly and deal with his energetic and intelligent personality.
I played with Chief a lot today, he loves it, he chases toys in the sand and when he gets super excited he rather strangely enjoys running in between your legs over and over... However he's not too great at bringing things back whilst playing fetch and we have also learned that he can be very possessive over his toys. He is non-reactive when walking with other dogs and I have walked him in close proximity to dogs of varying sizes and genders but we would not home him with a small dog. He walks very nicely and despite what most would think upon seeing him he really isn't too strong on his lead.
We were told Chief is very good in a home and with the right new owners, he is going to be a magnificent, obedient and loyal companion. He is looking for a home as an only animal, without children and ideally without many visitors.  

19-04-21 UPDATE

This lovely lad has been no issue at all since arriving here, in fact most of us have absolutely fallen in love with him. If he knows you, he greets you with so much love and a beautiful waggy tail, he will certainly try and jump up when he is in this overly excited state but he is very responsive to being told 'no' and in general, is a pleasure to work with. His very cute trait of running in between your legs and getting as close as possible to us is still a thing and so is his passion for toys and playing games.
Chief is a highly intelligent and highly trainable dog, he is incredibly alert and needs a lot of mental stimulation, he will excell with any fun brain games that would encourage him to use his senses, be it scent games, general obedience and obviously his physical stimulation too! Above all though, he needs a nice warm home with loving owners, he has a wonderfully loyal nature, Chief does not belong in this kennel environment, he is a very special dog and with the right people, he would be more than special.

22-04-21 UPDATE

07-05-21 UPDATE

I work with Chief daily and I look forward to seeing him, he always has a lovely greeting for me but is patient and will wait his turn. He is not a demanding dog, but is very affectionate and laps up any attention given to him.
The home I would like for Chief would be a quiet one where he can retire in peace on a comfy bed, have a well secured back garden which is separate to the front garden, and no access to the front door if there are any visitors, this way Chief would be safe and not feel the urge to have to guard. He'd probably guard the back garden but he'd be secure there. The ideal home would have few neighbours and he'd have experienced owners who could introduce him to people.
Chief will let me take toys from him with the deal that I swap them for a treat, he'll even let me take toys from his mouth, and boy does he love his toys and will amuse himself in the kennel with them. I have never had any problem dealing with Chief, only that he will jump up and bark at visitors to the centre.
I truly wish Chief will get a suitable home soon, he's a lovely lad and makes a great friend, and although he seems to have settled here, I really hope it won't be for too long.

24-06-21 UPDATE

22-07-21 UPDATE

Please watch the above video to find out all about Chief and the type of home that he needs.

 If your application is successful you will be home checked and you, all members of your family and any dog(s) who will be living with the dog MUST come to meet the dog you want to adopt. All our dogs are micro-chipped, have had at least their first inoculation* and are spayed/neutered unless there is a medical reason for not doing so. You must have a safe means of transporting the dog home in a crate or if this is not possible please discuss with Many Tears or the Fosterer when your application is being processed.
* Many Tears uses Vanguard to vaccinate their dogs.  However, this can sometimes be difficult to source at local vets so if you are adopting a dog or puppy that has only had one vaccination please be aware your vets may require you to start the course from the beginning.

Please read our adoption procedures before applying and then complete the adoption form.





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