North Shields Dog Walker Blog
After much consideration the panel have chosen Leo as the Coastal Dog Walkers Dog of the Month for June. Well done Leo!!!
We've been walking Leo since August last year and he is a much loved dog. Graeme, Julie and I all love him to bits and he's always happy to go for a nice long walk and you simply cannot tire him out. He's a very handsome looking dog and we think he's a Picard, which is a breed of dog I had never heard of before Leo. Picard's are are believed to be the oldest French Sheepdogs breed and are affectionate, easy to train and have a lot of energy - this describes Leo well as he is all those things and more.
Initially his owner was perhaps a little wary about him around other dogs as he had a tendency to bark at dogs he doesn't know. However Leo quickly showed us that actually he was a very friendly dog and after an initial bark he would happily accept any dog that we introduced him to. He regularly walks with Indie, Murphy, Jacob, Lola, Ralph and Delilah but has been out with pretty much every dog on the books in the past 12 months.
Recently Leo alerted me to a thunderstorm in the distance although I didn't realise that until the storm was audible to me. About 10 minutes before I heard the storm he started barking, jumping up and generally trying to get my attention. As we were at the end of our walk anyway I took him back home. A few minutes later I heard the storm and the heavens opened. Next time Leo warns me of an impending storm hopefully I'll pick up on his message and head for shelter!
Coastal Dog Walkers
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