is a special, beautiful dog with striking blue eyes.
He is a youngster, one to two years old, and still
has much of the puppy in his personality.
He is completely
housetrained, and wonderfully easy to train, he is
smart and wants to please. After a period of one
week he was mostly crate trained, learnt to walk
nicely on leash, and is doing well with most basic
training commands. He sits nicely at door when its
time to go out, or indeed time to come back in. Current
top priority is working on a tendency to be over
possessive of balls etc.
is of interest to him – new things never appear
to faze him. He has a very warm and loving personality,
he loves being around people. If he is not playing
with our older dog, he will most likely curl up at
our feet. Chance is untried around children but is
probably fine – though any potential owner
should note he is a very playful and very strong
dog who could inadvertently hurt a small child.
well with other dogs, seems to have very good manners,
and within a couple of days our two other BC’s
completely accepted him.
He is an
active border collie, though by no means anywhere
near the hyperactive end of the spectrum – he
will get bored easily and should be in a home where
his owners can give him the stimulating environment
Chance will be a very special dog for the right owner.
The owner must be willing to continue his training
and to keep him in a loving and stimulating environment.
In return for the undoubted effort required, they
will get a wonderful companion who will return his
owners investment of effort and affection many times
make a wonderful Therapy dog for someone willing
to train him, he has the perfect temperament & loves
to be petted.
Chance – Addition
to original Profile
Sept 6, 2008
experienced problems with anxiety separation during
the early weeks with us. These issues now appear
to be under control; he is responding well to the
anxiety medication and training.
Water and playing with other dogs are two things Chance absolutely loves; he
had the time of his life the other day playing with a Labrador in the lake
at a nearby dog park. He has a very nice manner when greeting new dogs, and
swims like a fish!
We have concluded that having another playful dog at a prospective owner would
be a plus. He is not a great one for balls and Frisbees, but loves tussling
with our 10-year-old BC. I might add she also enjoys it - Chance knows the
rules and does not go too far, and if by accident he does - he still has a
puppies occasional clumsiness - he accepts Sophie putting him in his place!
He is walking quite nicely now, and happily accepts travelling in the car.
He is lying quietly at my feet as I write this - given decent exercise
- two good walks and plenty of play - he is not at all a high maintenance
dog. He loves contact with people. His commands are coming along nicely
- his sits are very fair, and his downs and stays are getting there
We now feel
he would be a good match for older children, though
our concern about younger children still stands
As we stated previously - apart from the separation anxiety and something of
a chewing phase he really displays no issues apart from a general - somewhat
endearing - immaturity.