Dog Profile: Portia

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Photo of Portia.

Portia's Details.

  • HappyPaws Haven Grafton
  • Sally
  • Grafton
  • NSW
  • 0419 404 766
  • Name
  • Portia
  • Type
  • Dog
  • Donation
  • $POa
  • Age
  • 8 Months old
  • Sex
  • Female
  • Breed
  • Belgian Shepherd
  • Coat
  • Semi-Long Hair Coat
  • Colour
  • Black with a tuft of white on chest

Portia's Description.

My name is Portia I am a Female 13 months old Groenendael desexed, would suit a Adult family , has not been around young children. I have a unique personality... I like everything my way, I love attention, especially cuddles, I love food, especially yours!!! I love squeeky toys, I love chasing balls, and I sometimes bring them back to you, I would make a great watch dog because I'm not to keen on strangers, so your backyard would be safe. I'm great at sleeping on your bed, but will, if I have to, sleep on a dog bed!!!I like playing with other dogs, and I love watching TV, so if you think I would suit you and you could give me a good loving home that I have been used to, can you please call my secretary Sally.

Portia is a Belgian Shepherd and was the last of a litter and needed a place to call home as the breeder could not keep her any longer. They had had a fire at their home and needed to start renovations which was no place for a puppy to be. She was bought to HappyPaws Haven for adoption. She has been to puppy pre-school, passed basic manners, basic obedience and basic agility. She is very good at agility and at catching a ball mid-air. She has a lovely personality and wants to be with you all the time. I would love to keep her myself but given the nature of what I do it would not be fair on her. She is de-sexed, micro-chipped, immunised, wormed and de-flead.

As you probably know Belgians are possessive dogs and can be demanding, Portia is no different. They have a sensitive nature and need to be regularly exercised.  They generally love agility although I have had a couple who did not like the tunnel. I eventually convinced Ash that it was ok but Terra really preferred obedience. This breed is very special and does not suit everyone, it is a breed I specialize in and assist the Belgian Shepherd Club in their rescue.

The Belgian Shepherd Dog forms strong bonds with its owner and so is more sensitive to its owner’s needs. Therefore a Belgian needs to "live with" its family rather than in isolation somewhere in the grounds or left in the house alone for many hours a day. If the dog has to spend a lot of time on its own it would benefit from a companion, preferably another Belgian Shepherd of the opposite sex.

A highly trainable dog, the Belgian Shepherd excels at obedience, agility, tracking and herding work and makes a loyal family companion. Socialisation must begin at an early age and his protective instincts make it necessary to supervise him with visitors or visiting children.

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