Kilio

Bundle of muscles

Kilio in the snow Photo: Peter Kaut Image 1 of 1 Open lightbox

Gender Male
Origin Hungary
Siblings Maisha
Pack Those, who left the pack;
together with Alika, Bashira, Hakima, Kali, Nuru, Pepeo, Rafiki, Tana & Yera

His skepticism is a lot like that of a wolf. He doesn't really like strangers, but he loves familiar faces.

Kilio …

... appearance

The wire-haired, big Kilio likes to run around the enclosure. Well, he has to protect all of the other ones! Therefore he became rather muscly and wiry. But there's a lot of scepticism in his eyea. And sometimes he just has it - "The Look". Then he lays the ears straight back to make his head looking small and totally round. And he looks very attentive. Then if you come close to him, he jumps up and licks your face.

„Kilio“ is a swahili word and means "shout". That suits him, as Kilio always has to vent his displeasure deafening.

... with conspecifics

Kilio is a strict leader of his pack. Bitches on heat and food will be defended vehemtly. Meru is his scuffle buddy and both play together often and boisterous. With Bashira he is cautious and friendly, except she's barking to loud. Then he tells her off by barking even louder.

...at learning and in interaction with us

Kilio is very friendly with us, sometimes a bit too boisterous, what can be strenuous with such a wodge.

He is very cooperative in working, espacially at the touchscreen he is fully focused. 
Walks on the leash can be exhausting,as he pulls the leash thus powerful for barking on other dogs.

... with strangers and unknown objects

Strange persons are a bit fishy for Kilio and he tries to shoo them by barking loudly.

Nw objects are only interesting for him as he can fool around with them or they can be marked. Therefore the objects of the "Novel Object Test" are brought to the enclosure of Kilio at the last. Because afterwards they are shredded or peed on.

... as puppy

Kilio and Maisha were of one mind and a raid together on the larger puppies always gave nice variety to them. Playing together was also a favourite pastime and thus in a not quite prissy way. They rolled about on the ground, bit each other into the tail or ears and chased one behind the other until they were tired. After such wild games huddling was the order of the day. Then they laid tightly embraced on the couch and dozed snugly together.