A borrowing from the Scandinavians, Aksel is a cognate of the biblical Absalom, which is derived from the Hebrew ‘abshālōm (the father is peace). Aksel is West Highland White Terrier. Aksel hails from Scotland. Aksel is intelligent, quick to learn and good with children, but only tolerate gentle handling. Aksel is social with a high prey drive, as he was once used to hunt rodents. Aksel is independent, assured, and self-
confident, and can make a good watchdog. Aksel is a loyal
breed that bonds with its owner well. But is often always on the move,
requiring good exercise (15 to 30 min). Aksel is highly interested in
toys, especially, chasing balls. Aksel is inquisitive, and investigative as
well as has natural instrincts to both ferocious barks and dig holes.
He is ranked 47th in Stanley Coren’s The Intelligence of Dogs.
He likes to tilt her head to the side and looks at you quizzically.
I thought Aksel would compliment Silje Aasgaard so I brought him from the Adoption Centre.