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Currently in Carmarthenshire, Wales.

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Is a 18 month old, male German Shepherd.
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Registered address : Elswick Kennels, Bonds Lane, Preston, Lancashire, PR4 3ZE
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Thor is an 18 month old male black and tan short coat German Shepherd who is neutered, microchipped and vaccination will be up to date.
He was from a working breed line and Thor displays nervous aggression when he thinks he has to protect his family.

He is good with the 3 young children in the family and will let them do anything but he is different with visiting children. His barking behaviour can be very upsetting for other children.

Thor has never lived with another dog but there used to be 2 dogs visited regularly a female Yorkie and a male Poodle cross. Unfortunately Thor has bitten these dogs and now they do not visit as regularly and since this event he is no longer socialised with other dogs. Prior to this event Thor was very good on and off lead. He is better with large dogs and a little wary of little dogs.

Thor has bitten twice. On the first occasion he was out walking with a family member when he jumped up and bit them on the arm resulting in a hospital visit. Nobody saw this coming and everyone was shocked by his behaviour. On the second occasion he had managed to escape from the house and met a stranger in the garden. It was possible that this person bent forward towards Thor who accidentally caught him on the lip. There was no serious injury this time.

He has been known to chew when left on his own so he is kept in kitchen. Thor chewed his own bed so now sleeps on a mat. He is only left for 2 - 3 hours on his own and knows the times of the school runs and is fine then on his own. At night he sleeps in the kitchen.

Thor has not been in the car recently but when he is in car he does whine and gets worked up but on long journeys does settle down.

He is fed Burns Original and cannot have wet food as this gives an upset tummy.

Thor has never been to training classes but after he had bitten the owner called in a behaviourist who advised to muzzle Thor whenever he was out in public. Although Thor had quite a few problems they said he was not an aggressive dog.

Out on walks he is walked on an extendable retractable lead with a prong collar (a better option would be required). Owner had tried a harness and a head collar and none of these worked.

When at the vets Thor has no problems with anything the vet does to him.

Thor can be unpredictable but not with his family it is mainly with visitors. He does have a tendency to mouth and sometimes this can be too hard.

Due to the biting incidents his owner does not have the same confidence in him so this causes tension which Thor is picking up on. During the assessment Thor was initially muzzled and barking but after a few treats and a squeaky ball Thor's true character came out and he was a cheeky playful boy even though he was still muzzled. He loved having his tummy rubbed. He did not respond immediately to commands unless a treat was involved. There is no doubt Thor is a challenging boy but is very intelligent and learns fast. In the correct hands and boundaries set and physical and mental stimulation in place he will become a super boy.

Thor is a very mixed up juvenile who needs consistency, commitment, patience and a confident handler to see him through into adulthood. An experienced owner with knowledge of the breed is essential.

Thor is currently in Carmarthenshire, Wales.