Xena (was Honour)


Xena (was Honour) Status: Reserved

ID: 23260

Name: Xena (was Honour)

Breed: Malinois (Belgium Shepherd)

Age: 2 Years

Gender: Female

Adoption Fee: A minimum donation of £100

Location: In Foster in
Eversley, Surrey

If you are interested in adopting a dog that does not say it can be homed with a cat and wish us to cat test please let us know and we will be happy to do this.

26-05-19 Very sadly Xena has been returned.  She needs a very secure garden as she has escaped from her home on more than one occassion.  Despite training Xena has little recall and her owners feel they cannot keep her safe as they live close to a busy road. She is a funny, lovely dog who needs an experienced home where until they have mastered recall with her are prepared to keep her on a lead but still give her plenty of exercise and keep up with her energy levels.  She is a super intelligent girl who really needs to exercise both her brain and body or her naughty side starts to emerge.
Xena's great travelling in the car and loves to watch where where she's going and then just curls up on the seat.  She is house trained and has a good temperament.  She is intelligent and does not belong in kennels. We cannot under-estimate her energy levels - Xena needs stimulation, a lot of exercise, training and love.  She could be an only dog or share her home with a dog of a similar size who can cope with her desire to play all the time. She would be best in a rurual area but has been known to chase deer so this is something that needs to be bourne in mind. 

10-06-19 UPDATE
Xena is a lovely girl who really doesn't enjoy being in kennels. She is an active dog who needs an active home. She does pull on the lead when she first goes out but will listen if you correct her. Her favourite thing is to play and she would happily play all day with you if she could! She knows how to fetch and loves chasing the ball but sometimes decides that tug of war is a more fun game than giving it back. She loves attention and a good cuddle and in the right home would make an amazing companion.

12-08-19 UPDATE
Xena has been with me now for a good few weeks. When she came into my house she was very excitable and didn’t understand our other dogs body language however she adapted quickly and within a week was well and truly settled into the routine.
A lot of Xena’s behaviours are classic malinios traits and just typical of the breed so ideally she is suited to someone who understands the breed or has a high level of dog training experience. We absolutely love Xena, she’s one of the sweetest girls going but doesn’t have a huge off switch, this is absolutely fine at my house because she can run round our very big garden with a ball happily for hours!
Her basic levels of obedience are good however the recall off lead is not where it needs to be yet! She has a big prey drive and likes to get on a scent but always knows where you are and how far away she is from you, even if you don’t. This means I can’t trust her around livestock areas or near horses too much as she finds them quite exciting.
Xena happily sleeps in a crate downstairs all through the night or if you have to go out. She travels in a car or van brilliantly and just sleeps. Very good for her food and not food aggressive at all. As I said previously she is just typical of her breed so her favourite way to play with other dogs is a bit rough, so she either needs another dog that is just as tough as her or one that leaves her alone to play with a ball herself. Her toy drive is great for anyone that wants to do agility or reward based training with her.
Over the last few weeks we have put Xena into many different new situations as we have stayed with family in Cornwall in new surroundings and camped at various dog shows with her in the caravan, she had just taken everything in her stride and walked around the agility rings meeting lots of new people and dogs very happily. I have been rather taken with Xena and if circumstances where different then I would not hesitate to keep her, that being said I am happy to have her as long as it takes to find the perfect home as she really isn’t an ‘easy’ dog and does not need to end up with someone unable to manage her.

PLEASE NOTE: We nearly always home dogs who have come from breeders where there is ALREADY A RESIDENT DOG living in the house. They have usually never lived in a house before and are only used to canine company. They usually get their confidence and learn faster with another dog to copy from. This also helps with house training and learning how to walk on a lead. They will make lovely pets but do need a lot of love, time and patience. If the ex breeding dog you are interested in can be an only dog it will say so in its write up. Please read our information on ADOPTING EX-BREEDING DOGS before you apply.

Although XENA (WAS HONOUR) is by donation rather than the full adoption fee, we ask for a minimum donation of £100 to help cover the costs that have been incurred. All our dogs are micro-chipped, have had at least their first inoculation and are spayed/neutered unless there is a medical reason for not doing so. If your application is successful you will be home checked and you, all members of your family and any dog(s) who will be living with the dog MUST come to meet the dog you want to adopt. You must have a safe means of transporting the dog home in a crate or if this is not possible please discuss with Many Tears or the Fosterer when your application is being processed.

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