Say hi to Buddy! He’s about 8 months old and is a real character. He’s got Border Collie energy and intelligence but whatever the other half is, it’s not small. He’s about 4″ taller than a BC already and I suspect he’s not quite done growing.
Buddy came to us because he was overly protective of the children in his previous home. Biting the grandparents when they came over to visit made him just a bit unpopular and no-one in the home was very dog savvy. A new home was a must.
If he’d gone to the animal shelter he would have been put down as a biter and he’s much too nice a dog for that fate. Plus he’s dead funny! Watching him harass the girls, tease them and drag his rope around is worth the price of admission. After the small back yard he lived in before, he loves the extra room to fun. He spends all the time smiling and having fun.
He leaves the chickens alone and doesn’t bother the cats. He’s learned to be polite and wait his turn for goodies. He’s learning not to jump on people.
In the month he’s been here we’ve had one near-bite incident. While he’s learning to be comfortable with people coming to visit, by the end of summer he should have a firm grasp on bark, DO NOT bite. Having older dogs to show him how it’s done is helping a lot. He’s physically tough and supremely self-confident and he’s learning to play gently with Chuck.