Age: 12 months
Date Added: 26/01/2014
Name: Greyhound Gap
Contact: Rose Marie
Telephone: Rose Marie on 01256 771819 (9am - 9pm)
Mad Magnum or Manuelle as we like to call him landed into our care after being rehomed locally to me by a Spanish Rescue. When Magnum turned out to be everything the family were told he was'nt they could no longer cope with him and the Spanish Rescue admitted they had no back up and could not help! Obviously as I was a very bad person in my last life it was us the family contacted.
Magnum is a handful and quite wilful and there is no way to hide it, nor would we want to! Any home commiting to Magnum needs to understand there is work to be done! LOT'S! We highly suspect he is a cross between a Podenco Andulaz and a Spanish Mastin! He is a large, happy, clown who at the moment is having so much fun its hard to calm him down and to get him to concentrate on anything other than messing around!
Magnum is very keen and has a high prey drive. Out on walks he is constantly spotting and refuses to listen to commands although he knows them, this constant spotting is not helped by the fact he is the most naturally nosey and curious dog I have EVER MET in my life! He pulls like a train on walks so is walked on a harness and a head collar would also be beneficial, if you can stop him dancing around long enough to get the headcollar on! He most definately needs someone willing to put him through training classes and work with his obedience and also his general socialisation.
That said Magnum will dance on the spot for food and does know sit and give paw! He has been fabulous with ALL the dogs at the kennels and the children but is definately NOT cat friendly! Magnum needs a home with someone dog exprienced, up for a project and preferably with an older female who will play with him BUT also keep him in line when she has had enough. Someone with a little land to allow him to run off his excess stupidity energy would be ideal and preferably somewhere with someone home all or most of the day! We do know that Magnums housetraining is quite good, however, toys and long lasting treats need to be kept out of the equation to begin with aswell as the home we took him from reported some issues of resource guarding although to be fair with his toys and pigs ears in the kennels we have not witnessed this.
All in all with time and effort Magnum will be a highly rewarding boy once a few months of hard work has been placed into him. Any home needs to understand though they are taking on a BIG stubborn, puppy who if allowed to take an inch will take the proverbial mile! Don't all rush at once :D ;)
Magnum will not be rehomed into a home with children under 16 and with young children visiting! Especially not ones who wear teddy bear onesies as apparently he also nearly got himself into trouble with a child in his last home dressed as a fluffy bear! Not malice but again over excitement and the fact that although he is incredibly bright he does a good impression of being as thick as mud. I also think I am WAY to honest for my own good :D I do feel the need to point out though when he was walked by someone 5ft 10 at the kennels dressed as a dinasour he was fine (please do not ask) All that said we do love him and so it seems do the other dogs and there is never a dull moment with this boy around.
Magnum is vaccinated, kc vaccinated, pet passported, de flead, de wormed, microchipped and neutered.
Magnum is currently in Stoke on Trent reducing my poor long suffering kennel walkers to fits of inappropriate laughter at any given moment and can be rehomed nationally. It will be imperative for anyone wishing to offer Magnum a home to visit with other members of the family and any other resident dogs.
If you have a good sense of humour, the patience of a Saint and want to be thorougly rewarded in heaven then please in the first instance complete the pre adoption questionnaire below...
If you would like to give Magnum a new home, please contact the rescue on Rose Marie on 01256 771819 (9am - 9pm) and ask for Rose Marie or send an email using the form if available.
Please use the form to send a message directly to the rescue.