Monty is one of only three black and white English Shepherds in the UK, the other two being his brothers. He is gentle, sensitive and keen to please. Always willing to work but happy snoozing with me when there’s nothing to do.

We have a smallholding and he’s a phenomenal vermin killer but very gentle with our kittens and chicks. He guards our property from unwanted visitors and protects our livestock from foxes.

He follows visiting children around keeping an eye on them and quietly allows cuddles and stroking. He hardly ever barks so when he does there’s usually a very good reason.

Monty’s hip score is 9. DNA tested for PRA/CEA – clear. He is N/N for MDR1.