Race: Malinois (Belgian shepherd dog)
Gender: Male Approximate Date of Birth: 11.2021 (2 years old)
Approximate Height: aktuell 55 cm, wird ausgewachsen geschätzt 60 cm
Residence: Pflegestelle in Süddeutschland
Breed: Malinois (Belgian shepherd dog)
Gender: male, castrated
Date of birth: 02.11.2021
Withers: currently 55 cm, is estimated to be 60 cm when full grown
Weight: currently 22 kg, will be 30 kg when full grown
Whereabouts: foster home in southern Germany
Loki loves life and celebrates every walk. The excursion rate in the shelter is definitely too low for his taste, which we can well understand. As a working dog, he wants to be needed, to do everything right, and most of all to use his head. If this becomes too unbalanced, he turns out to be a nerd. With other dogs he is basically very well compatible, nevertheless, he has a single kennel with us in the shelter. The lack of exercise and the lack of work tug at his frustration tolerance and we don't want to provoke any jumping over actions. Loki is housebroken, loves driving, approaches strangers openly and shows no resource defense. To cut a long story short: a really great dog with a soft and affectionate character, but also with a handicap that hopefully won't put a spoke in his wheel when looking for a new home....
You have to be made of stone not to find a little puppy cute too, right? This "sweetness" was Loki's undoing - he was bought as a small puppy without thinking about the needs of a puppy and especially a Malinois. And so it came, as it had to come. The just happy family wanted to give the puppy back to the "breeder". He was nevertheless more strenuous and more agile than thought...however the salesman was no longer attainable on any way. Probably behind him hid a pure multiplier who had only money in mind and the welfare of the dogs was more than secondary.
Loki was lucky, he was not simply sold in the classifieds column, but brought to Isabel in the shelter. Loki was examined directly at the vet. It revealed that the puppy suffers from a condition called megaesophagia. His disease requires a foreseeable extra effort: drinking and eating is given to him exclusively in an upright position (bowl holder or high chair) and that in 3 meals spread over the day. Too much at once could lead to vomiting. Currently, he is also given a medication to facilitate and accelerate digestion.
Loki is anything but shy. He is a brave, funny and very playful puppy who almost annoys his shelter colleagues with his agility (play requests with barking emphasis). In addition, he is (typical for the breed) very intelligent, inquisitive and loves to run extensively. On the leash, the little tomboy still pulls a little, but he is sure to get over this soon. Even driving a car works without travel sickness.
For Loki we would like an adopter with patience and empathy due to his illness. He should also know which breed-typical characteristics the whirlwind brings along to challenge and encourage him ideally. Can you imagine Loki's golden lot?
Bettina Thoma, Loki's contact person is looking forward to your letter/call.
Loki travels like all our dogs chipped, vaccinated (rabies and 5-fold), dewormed, castrated and equipped with EU pet passport into a new life.