He balances patiently on the apex of the roof and surveys the local scenery until it is time to go home and he is carried down the ladder on his owner's shoulders. He weighs 7 and ½ stones! So quite heavy, but he is very good at balancing, it would appear.
"When he was a little puppy, we had to carry him up the ladder. But he soon learned how to climb up the rungs himself. You just have to be behind him so he has the confidence to get up.”
Mr Haughton was given Axel when he was a puppy by a relative who could no longer look after him as he was doing shift work. He was going to be taken to an animal rescue centre but in the end Mr Haughton decided to keep him.