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Zippo D211128

Australian Cattle Dog/Blue Heeler / Mixed (short coat) / Male / Adult

Details about Zippo D211128

  • ID D211128
  • Available for Adoption
  • Dog
  • Red/Golden/Orange/Chestnut with White
  • Coatlength: Short
  • Activity Level: High
  • Good with Dogs: Yes
  • Good with Adults: All
  • Reaction to New People: Friendly

More about Zippo D211128

  • Energy Level: High
  • Indoor/Outdoor: Indoor Only
  • Obedience Training: Needs Training

Name: Zippo
Age: 1 year
Gender: Male
Breed:  Australian Cattle Dog mix
Weight: 26 lbs
Dog friendly: Yes, would need a dog who appreciates his energy
Cat friendly: Unknown
Kid friendly: Yes
House Trained: Yes
Crate Trained: Yes
Energy level: High
History: From a shelter in Missouri
Adoption Fee: $500

 

From the Foster:

Zippo is zippy. He zooms, zigs and zags like a small motocross bike. Once revved up he can take some time to settle down and if overtired tis is especially so. But he crates well and this is a good way to ensure he gets naps every 4-5 hours.

Zippo is a high energy, adolescent dog. He would love a family that wants to do lots of things with him. Long walks (2-3 miles) are awesome. Training and game play is evermore awesome.

He is a fast learner and food motivated. He is confident, even courageous about new things. He walks beautifully with a Gentle Leader. He is housebroken and sleeps all night.

Foster update after three weeks:

He is dog friendly and is great with young kids who come to greet him in public places. The cat that could hold him at bay would impress me, but we don't have one so I can't say. His prey drive is too strong to live with other small furries. Your squirrels will learn to be afraid.

His training is going GREAT. He's learned sit, wait for food, backup, wait, look at me and touch my hand in a couple of weeks of work. He would be an awesome agility partner and/or trick performer.

He actively watches everything, but barking is generally limited to when he wants you to do something.

While a fenced yard and another dog at home would be great outlets for his energy I do not think he requires these. He would prefer to not spend long periods of time alone. He wants someone who will spend time with him doing things, or at least let him watch most of the day. He will nap at my feet while I work.