Poor Kai. He has not been dealt a good hand by fate. He came to the UK, several months ago from Macedonia. We can only imagine his difficulties there. Like all foreign rescues (and a good proportion of UK ones, as well) one has to be aware that he did not have the life chances of a well brought up UK dog. He has not been systematically trained to be polite and his socialization with other dogs has been haphazard at best. So, he came to the UK in hope of a wonderful adoptive home that would help to mitigate his previous experiences.
Kai was a lucky boy then. He was fostered, with a view to adopt, by a very loving family and he even had his own twenty four seven playmate. He loved his little sister and the two of them played together endlessly and happily. In other respects, Kai was not easy to train. He has a high opinion of himself and he listened, but only in his own time. Ideally, he should have a very experienced owner. He still jumps up, for example. He is exuberant and unfortunately this led to the breakdown of his super foster home.
We have discussed the incident that happened many times. We do not think that it came about as a result of him being aggressive. There was no evidence of aggressive body language and this is not his basic nature. He might have been reluctant to be told what to do, and jumped up as an evasive tactic. He might have meant to nip, or not. We tend to think that it was more likely that there was a collision and an accidental biting. There has been no evidence, since then, of this behaviour and this was essentially out of character. The consequences were serious and led to his carers' son becoming phobic. This ended the placement and Kai was returned to kennels.
Poor Kai. He is not doing well, separated from the ideal family home that he enjoyed so much, with his young sister. He is bereaved and a very unhappy boy in kennels. Despite this, he is usually bouncy and cheerful and he loves to play. This is his basic nature and this is re emerging. The kennel staff like him and play with him happily. There has never been any suggestion of aggression towards anyone there. He is not happy with the other dogs in the kennel but we do know that he lived so amicably with a bitch that we are confident that he could do so again.
Kai is a malinois cross but he is not quite full size and so is easier to manage, if he does lunge or pull on the lead. He is still capable of this. He is basically cheerful and very energetic. He would do well in an active home, without children, and in the hands of an experienced GSD owner. What he hopes for, above all, is another flirty playful bitch to whom he could give his heart. This would be Kai heaven.
||2 - 3 years
||Black & Tan
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