Meet Buddy he is a two year old, 32 pound smooth coat border collie. Buddy came to Mokan from a very nice woman who found him dragging a large chain. After having him checked for a chip and unable to locate his owner, she decided to take him in and care for him while waiting for a spot in rescue to open.
He is a medium/high drive dog that could be a working/herding guy, although he has not been instinct tested. With his small size and speed he could easily excel at agility or another dog sport.
He also could adjust to a less rural life if he was given some consistent daily exercise or activity. He’s going to need a job to do. Buddy is learning to live on 3 acres currently where he can run and play with his foster brothers and sisters. Buddy would love an active family that will take him on hikes and include him in family activities.
The biggest challenge with this is that Buddy has an interest in cars. We are working with him to not chase after cars and are making progress. Due to this Buddy must have a standard fenced yard to keep him safe. You can tell that Buddy didn’t have much exposure to cars and city activity as he is hyper alert on car rides and when we go into Petco or Ace Hardware where he can get out and meet everyone. Buddy loves to do this. He is very happy to be on the receiving end of any attention from people.
Buddy has had to adjust to being in a home with multiple dogs. He has a tendency to be a bit of a bully and may nip the face of other dogs until he is given a growl or a nip back. Buddy is a quick learner and he is getting better at reading dog cues and backing off. He would hog all the attention if he could. Buddy has become a good playmate to my 5 year female bc.
Buddy knows some basic commands and has shown no resource guarding. He is getting really good with the “come” command and is getting better every day with our off leash activities. He also is decent with leash walking.
He is used to being crated at night and in my absence and he may carry on for a few minutes, but then settles down. Buddy had not had much inside experiences and he has quickly learned housetraining and has only had a couple of accidents and his marking has completely resolved.
He has become interested in toys and he especially likes the squeaky ones or the ones that are of interest to my other dogs! Buddy has been around a lot of people in our house and he relishes that excitement. He is pretty easy to redirect and I don’t worry at all about him with new people. If you love the border collie energy and bright personality and high trainability, you will want to consider this guy. He is fun and funny and a little quirky.
Buddy is being fostered in Columbia, MO.
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