Achilles is a 4 and a half year old KC registered black and tan German Shepherd boy. He is neutered, vaccinated, microchipped and up to date with flea and worming treatment. He is in the family home in Cambridgeshire although transport can be arranged to a new home outside of the area, subject to the completion of a questionnaire and a homecheck, under normal rescue terms.
He currently lives with a female German Shepherd in a family home. He is not accustomed to children other than his owners' 11 month old apart from on walks when he will let children come up and pet him briefly. When out walking he will pull towards other dogs but shows no aggression - the owners say that this is out of nothing more than a desire to play. Their own belief is that Achilles is quite a dominant dog who would be best as an only dog.
Achilles has never lived with cats or small animals. His owners say that he is not a fan of cats!!! He's considered an intelligent dog with a wide range of basic commands and excellent recall although he will pull on the lead. He's in good health and has never had any injuries or illnesses.
Achilles' family consider that there are concerns about their child's welfare but it must be stressed that Achilles has NEVER shown any signs of aggression and has NEVER attempted to hurt their child. The owners tell us that Achilles will pull away from their child's attempts to stroke him and will walk away. The family's opinion is that on one occasion they felt that Achilles used all his reserves of restraint in doing this and it for this reason that they wish to re-home him.
He is very well behaved, not destructive and is house trained. Prior to the owners getting their second GSD, Achilles was accustomed to being left alone for periods of time.
Finally, this is what the owners have to say about Achilles overall:
"Achilles, is a lovely dog, he makes an extremely loyal and loving dog to the right owner. He is somewhat aloof at times but he loves a good bum rub and a brush and will let you know when he wants some affection. He is extremely emotionally aware of when we are upset angry and responds well to both! We would keep this dog if only he was better with our son, like our second dog who will actively encourage attention off of him!"