Male | Lifestyle: Orange

Last updated 2016-11-13 16:29:11

Dog for orange households
  • More advanced/specific training required
  • Long term training commitment
  • High arousal levels
  • Playful - need clear rules during games
  • For families with teenagers or no children
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Adult - Male Australian Cattle / Bearded Collie cross

Located in Nelson Tasman

Finley who has mainly white fur with big black splodges on his back, is a bit of a character. He has a lovely one with people and dogs he knows. He can be playful, responsive, eager to please and friendly. However with people and dogs he doesn't know and that trigger him, he can be somewhat fearful, aggressive and over protective. Lots of barking if strangers come to the door, uncomfortable around noisy children, (hence probably wouldn't suit family with younger children), and out on the lead he can be a pretty reactive rover when he sees other dogs, although he's getting better with training (we've taken him to a few specialist classes), and ignoring the bad behaviour. We got him from SPCA around 4 months old so not quite sure of his history prior to that. Happy playing or just lolling, he's fine traveling in cars, but off lead in open spaces he can often be a bit too boisterous with other dogs, has that Australian cattle dog herding and nipping instinct, and can go awol, hence currently on lead only which isn't giving him a great life. In other ways he's really well socialised, as he lives with an older Huntaway bitch to whom he's submissive, has never showed aggression to our children and he goes weekly to dog day care playing with other dogs where they always say he's really well behaved - go figure! Strong as, very fit, intelligent and actually pretty obedient when he isn't 'over threshold', he'd likely make a good working or home dog for an experienced dog owner who's prepared to put the consistent training commitment in.

Finley's details

PetRescue ID: 2794
Age: 2 Years 4 Months
Adoption Fee: Free to good home
Desexed: Yes
Vaccinated: Yes
Wormed & Flead: Yes
Registered: Yes
Microchipped: Yes
Rescue Group: Finley
Phone: 035479597
Email: Send an email