September 29th, 2016

‘Ronaldog’ has Premier League pedigree

‘Ronaldog’ has Premier League pedigree ‘Ronaldog’ has Premier League pedigree
Alfie is now known as ‘Ronaldog’ due to his impressive football skills. Photo by Hannah Simpkins.

A DOG who was found a new home by Dogs Trust Evesham two years has been dubbed ‘Ronaldog’ after displaying his Premier League pedigree.

Two-year-old Alfie demonstrates ball skills that the likes of Rooney, Ronaldo and even Messi could only dream of.

The talented puppy can dribble at speed, balance a full size football on his head while sprinting, bounce the ball off his body onto his head and even side step a ball to confuse his opponent.

Alfie arrived at the rehoming centre in Wickhamford along with his mother and the rest of his litter. After just ten weeks he was swept off his paws and re-homed with his loving family who quickly realised they’d adopted no ordinary dog.

Alfie’s owner, Peter Simpkins said: “Alfie truly is our wonder dog.

“Not only is he a fantastic family pet, he has football skills I rarely see humans possess, never mind a dog.

“We first noticed his one-of-a-kind talent when he took a shine to my daughter’s footballs in the garden, which at the time were the same size as him.

“It was so funny watching this tiny dog trying to control a ball, but within a few days he had mastered the art of dribbling and controlling the ball in one-on-one tackles.”

“At two years old Alfie now has talent more commonly seen in the Champions League. His skills are just amazing.

“He’s even been known to ‘nutmeg’ me and I can never get a ball off him. He’s incredible, especially as we’ve never trained him. It’s all natural skill,” he added.

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