About Me

Name: Kobe 

Age: 3 years  

Breed: Shepherd x

Sex: Male

Ref Number: 8

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Due to the high number of applications we receive daily,
regrettably we will only be able to contact the successful applicant.

My Personality

Kobe is desperately seeking his forever home!

Kobe was initially brought overseas as a young puppy and shows classic behaviour of a herding/guard breed dog. He is typical of his breed and is therefore unsure of new people initially. He has learnt so much since being with us and can now make friends within a few meetings!  

Kobe has been with us for a year now, due to his behaviour, and it has taken us up to now to feel that he is ready for rehoming, after working extensively with our behaviour team.

Kobe will need on-going behaviour support in the home, which we can offer initially, as one of our complex dogs. Kobe is very reactive (barks and lunges) to strangers and other dogs when on lead, and finds it difficult to cope in a busy environment, like walking along the street/’normal’ dog walking areas. Kobe will need gradual exposure to new walking areas, and would benefit from being exercised in a secure paw paddock. 

Kobe is fully muzzle trained and he must be muzzled when out in public and for vet visits. New adopters must be keen to learn how to continue his muzzle training, and staff will want to see this at the shelter.

Kobe is vocal around dogs when on the lead which makes him difficult to control, he can however learn how to behave calmly around dogs that are introduced slowly to him. In the correct environment and with knowledgeable owners, we feel that Kobe could successfully live with another dog.

Kobe’s adopters should have a very good understanding of dog behaviour and body language and must have experience with dealing with a herding/working dog beforehand. He will also need a fully secure garden with 6ft fencing, preferably in a rural area.

Kobe has formed close bonds to a few members of staff here, and acts like a big puppy around them. He loves toys, running around with you, and cuddles on the sofa, he is highly intelligent and loves learning new games and tricks.

Kobe is incredibly loyal to those he trusts and is so affectionate- he thinks he is a lap dog at times!

We reserve the right to remove a reserve at any stage of the adoption process if we believe it is in the best interest of the dog. 

Kobe has no known medical issues. 

Cannot be rehomed to Southampton.

Adoption fee: Minimum donation of £180.