Dogs Trust Ilfracombe has welcomed their first ever BFG (Big Floofy Giant) in the form of 44kg Caucasian Shepherd puppy, Fluffy.
Despite the fact that she is still growing and is expected to reach the same size as a small tiger, that hasn’t deterred potential owners from coming forward to request to rehome her. On Twitter, Dogs Trust said the ten-month-old has had a lot of interest.
The Caucasian Shepherd is one of the largest dog breeds in the world and Fluffy could reach over 60kg and grow to around 2-foot-high as an adult dog. Currently, when standing on two legs, Fluffy is around 5ft 6in which is the average height of a Canine Carer at Dogs Trust.
Whilst an affectionate pup, staff have said that she is very strong and hasn’t had much socialisation or basic training. The team is looking for owners with experience of larger breeds.
Elise Watson, Rehoming Centre Manager at Dogs Trust Ilfracombe, said, “When Fluffy first arrived, we couldn’t believe how big she was for her age. As a ten-month-old pup she is going to continue growing, so we would love to hear from potential owners who have a lot of space in their heart and home for this loveable larger lady.
“Fluffy loves to play but sometimes forgets how big she is which is why we would recommend an adult only home with owners who can provide her with all of the training and socialisation she needs to grow into a confident loving adult. Owners should also be aware that Fluffy is a large, strong dog that has lots of growing left to do so experience of caring for larger breeds would be beneficial.”
Main photo: Canine Carer Phil Hammond with Fluffy