Rusty, aka Sparky or aka you adopt him and you can call him whatever you like, is all character!
He looks like a mini cattle dog and he acts a lot like a cattle dog but he is small weighing in at just 20 pounds and he does not look to get any bigger.
He has a birth date of October 25th, 2017. He landed in a local shelter as a wee pup and was adopted out. But then the family returned him because he was just to much for them to handle. Well, it’s a cattle dog and they do tend to be over the top.
I try to explain it like this, a cattle dog has been bred to herd cattle. Think of all the skill sets required for a dog to herd a bunch of stubborn enormous animals? So, cattle dogs tend to have energy, coping skills such as nipping heels of cattle to get them move and they think outside the box and they work with other cattle dogs – it’s team work to move cattle. And they listen and have focus and are marvelous to train. They don’t always make the best family dog when there are children who run about and don’t want the dog to be herding them.
But, if you love to train and you like energy and smarts, these dogs are fantastic! They rock the agility world, the herding competition and more.
Our little guy is clearly a mix but he has shown a lot of these cattle dog characteristics.
Rusty is said to be house trained. He does very well in his crate.
He loves to play with other dogs and does well with other dogs but not all dogs appreciate his high energy. He also has a habit of humping but now that he has been neutered that is subsiding.
He is a sweet boy who with training and age will calm down into a most marvelous companion pet or bring home the blue ribbons in the competition shows.
Owners will be required to participate in a dog obedience class.
Please note that adopters will be expected to participate in a dog obedience class.
There are many reasons why taking your new puppy to a dog class is a good thing:
encourage bonding, increase pups self-esteem, learn new things or new ways of teaching those old things, meet new people who love dogs too, have resources to help solve those doggy behaviors we don’t want, and maybe, just maybe, get involved in the world of doggy sports because today, there is a multitude of doggy sports for everyone!
Here are a few: Rally obedience, agility, musical freestyle, lure coursing, barn hunt, hose work, conformation, herding. Your wallet may be lighter when you go out and compete but your life will be fuller!
is available for adoption. If you are interested, please fill out an application and email it to us as an attachment. Click here for adoption application
Medical: He is neutered, micro chipped, wormed, and up to date on shots.
Microchip: Included in the adoption is the registration of the AVID micro chip in the new owner’s name.
Adoption fee: $250
Leash and Collar or Harness: a Lupine brand harness or collar and leash are provided for each canine. Lupine has a life time guarantee; if chewed, the company will replace it free of charge (thank goodness!).
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