Julius' info:

  • Sex: Male
  • Age: Approx. 2 years
  • Size: Large
  • Breed: Chow Chow


Julius arrived in May 2021. He has gained a large following as ‘King Julius’ on Facebook and is one of our best-known dogs. He has had a lot of enquiries, unfortunately, they have not been quite the right fit for him.

Julius was a ‘status’ dog in Romania and was treated poorly. He was under socialised which has led him to be an anxious Chow Chow. He takes a while to get used to new people and trust them. It has taken the team months of work to be able to groom Julius, handle him and earn his trust.

Chow Chows are a challenging breed, they are incredibly stubborn and do their own thing, they need positive reinforcement as negative training methods do not work for them. Julius is a loveable goof when he really knows you, but he can also be very cheeky and likes to get his own way. He has a love of squeaky toys and chicken and enjoys going out for walks with volunteers he knows.

He is a large boy and can get mouthy when playing, he is not aware of his size and can be quite a clumsy dog at times! He has travelled in a car a few times and seemingly enjoys looking out of the window and watching the world go by.

As Julius needs lots of time to get to know new people, he requires an adult only home (over 16s). We need applicants to have big breed experience and to have managed big breeds before. He is not suitable for a first-time owner or an applicant that has little experience with dogs. If you are interested and would like to share your big breed experience with us, please email: [email protected] prior to applying so we can discuss your experience.

As Julius was under socialised with dogs, he lacks manners which can lead to other dogs becoming tired of his rudeness. He is quite unsure around other dogs; we are working on his socialisation, but he will need to live as an only dog as he can mount or get frustrated by being unsure of how to interact with other dogs. He could walk with another dog when fully settled and has accompanied other dogs on walks at the rescue centre.

He cannot live with cats.

He will need a solid 5ft boundary to keep him safe.

Julius has the potential to become a very loving and fun dog in the home, but he will take some time to get there. He has a lot of potential in the right home, so we do need to be selective to set him up for success.

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