Kate is a beautiful young Border Collie/ Great Pyrenees mix. She is about 7 months old, tall and leggy with a gorgeous white and black coat that is so soft!
This girl has some of the characteristics of both breeds. She is VERY smart and food motivated, so training has been fairly easy with her. She knows "sit, down,wait, and stay" She is kennel and house trained. Kate will need an experienced leader that is familiar with the breed, as she will push the limits if allowed. She is a puppy, so she will need continued training and is a quick study. She has the guardian like traits of the Pyrenees that she is on the look out for strangers. She will need to continue to work on meeting new people and new dogs. Once she knows you, you are her friend for life. She loves her foster family and learning that people are wonderful, especially when they have treats!!
She LOVES toys and playing with my young border collie. If she is a second dog, she will need a dog that is tolerant because she will play ALL day if she had her way, and can be a bit pushy. She has been respectful of my older border collie that corrects her if she is in her face. She likes the tennis ball and we are working on her bring the ball back consistently. She is always up for a game or some fun, so would probably be best if she were in a home children over 12. She does have an off switch and is happy just to be in the same room with her foster mom, constantly having her in sight. I think she would make a great running or hiking partner once her toe is completely healed. She is quite the character with a "what are we doing next?" look on her face! She is no couch potato, and needs exercise to keep her happy.
Kate has been hampered by a broken toe that had her in a splint for 4 weeks with limited activity. That is hard for a young pup that just wants to run and play, as quiet is not in her vocabulary!! She has her splint off and is still on limited activity for another week or so, but doing great. She walks fairly well on a leash, but have been unable to do much because of her broken toe!
She has not been tested on cats, but is not reactive to squirrels or rabbits.
Kate needs a fully fenced yard to keep her safe. She is being fostered in the KC, KS area.