New pup could be world's best guard dog

IPSWICH: Fitting into the palm of two hands, he looks like any other cute little puppy.But it is hoped that this little pup will become one of the world's best guard dogs, which will be used by the police and military.

IPSWICH: Fitting into the palm of two hands, he looks like any other cute little puppy.

But it is hoped that this little pup will become one of the world's best guard dogs, which will be used by the police and military.

Daren Debenham, who owns Ipswich-based DK9 Security Services, believes he has created a new breed of dog.

The pup, which was born on Sunday evening, is bred from a Belgian Malinois and a Siberian Husky, which has been named by Mr Debenham as a Huskinois.

The 29-year-old said: “I believe it is the first dog of its kind that has lived this long and I do not have a clue what it will turn out like.

“People have been trying to breed the two dogs for years but for some reason they would not breed and the pups died.

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“I have spoken to people in America and Canada and they thought I was lying, we have got people coming over from Canada to see this pup.”

It is hoped that through the correct training, the dog could become one of the most sought-after guard dogs in the world.

Mr Debenham said: “The Malinois is used in the security industry and the police and military but we wanted to get a Malinois which could run further and Huskies are good for agile and their stamina is fantastic.”

The puppy has yet to be named but Mr Debenham is hoping Star readers will help him out. Send your suggestions to Evening Star news desk, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN or email starnews@eveningstar.co.uk

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