Jack grealish has welcomed a new edition to his family by revealing his paw-some new guard dog, a Belgian Malinois.
However, in the wake of close pal Dele Alli being robbed at knifepoint at his home in north London last week, Grealish has since purchased a dog used for police and military work.
The 24-year-old was tagged in an Instagram post by popular dog security firm K9 Chaperone who boast the likes of Raheem Sterling, Marcus Rashford and Grealish’s Villa colleagues Bjorn Engels and John Terry as high-profile clientele.
The pooch suppliers posted a photo of Grealish’s new pup, and said: “@JackGrealish. Welcome to the Chaperone K9 family.”
Last week, Spurs and England star Alli was threatened and punched during a burglary incident and suffered minor facial injuries in a scuffle involving two men.
According to Sun Sport, the England midfielder has contacted two firms regarding obtaining a new guard dog after being understandably shaken by last Wednesday’s devastating events.
Leicester-based Chaperone K9, meanwhile, are continually used by footballers with the dog-breeding business describing themselves as “supplying dogs of the very highest quality”. The highly-trained pets cost anything between £ 10,000 and £ 25,000.
Police and military-used dogs are being snapped up by Premier League footballers due to their tenacity to defend the home if raiders strike.
As for Grealish, Dean Smith’s talisman returned to work this week, and said: “Buzzing to be back.”