Mako – San Diego, California
Activity Buddy, Intelligent, Working Dog
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|Size:||Large ( 50 – 80 lbs )|
|Age:||Adult Prime – 3 years|
|Breed:||Border Collie, Cattle Dog, Staffordshire Terrier|
Worn down enamel with his teeth, a genetic trait. Regular brushing and teeth cleaning once a year help immensely.
|Vaccinations:||Yes, within the last year|
|Reason for Rehoming:||
We have a child under the age of five and another on the way; we don’t want Mako to take the back seat while we adjust to another child.
|Preferences for New Home:||
someone who is looking for a herding or agility dog and has the time to work with Mako’s energy.
|Fido Lifestyle:||Activity Buddy, Intelligent, Working Dog|
Meet Mako (MA-co). He is a 55 lb border collie mix and one of the coolest dogs you’ll meet. He is a herding dog through and through — he loves the Frisbee, chasing the waves at the beach, hunting gophers and squirrels, and has passed the introduction class to herding sheep. In his current home, Mako goes on two 1 hr. walks a day and would happily go for longer. He loves it best when there is an alpha male human to guide him and responds well to any sort of training with some practice and patience. He has been crate trained, potty trained, and has a good grasp of the basic commands (sit, stay, wait, down, shake, up, etc.). Mako prefers not to share his home with cats and children under the age of ten. If your family is looking for a herding dog with a fantastic personality and an eagerness to learn, Mako might be your perfect companion.
|Personality:||Athletic, Intelligent, Trainable, Protective, Personality!, Excitable|
|Activity Level:||High energy! Ready for anything, anytime. Enjoys endurance hiking, biking, whatever.|
|Training Level:||Intermediate (ex. “Wait”, “Heel”, “Leave It”)|
How Mako is with…
|Housebroken (with consistency):||Great – Does very well|
|Barking:||Okay – Not much of an issue|
|Young children (under 5 yrs):||Poor – Don’t recommend|
|Other dogs:||Challenges – But promise with some work|
|Cats:||Poor – Don’t recommend|
|Livestock (chickens, horses, etc):||I Don’t Know|
|Strangers:||Okay – Not much of an issue|
|Car travel:||Okay – Not much of an issue|
|Crate confinement (<4 hrs):||Great – Does very well|