Border Collie (unregistered)
DoB: December 6, 2015
HERDING INSTINCT: Mild, loose eyed.
ISSUES: Mild separation anxiety, nervous in new situations &/or around strangers
For more pictures of Cody, please visit his photo album on our facebook page.
Puppies (up to 1 yr old) $350
Young Adult (> 1 yr & < 4 yrs old) $300
Mature Adult (> 4 yrs & < 8 yrs old) $250
Senior Dogs (> 8 yrs old) DONATION
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A $100 non-refundable deposit required at time of approval, if adoption transfer date is delayed by request.
We reserve the right to waive any adoption fee for any reason.
Cody is a bit of a mama's boy, a little insecure in new situations or around new people &/or dogs. He can be quite vocal if surprised by strangers but generally warms up quite quickly. He is large for a border collie & tries to jump up for attention. We would not recommend a home with small children for those reasons.
He likes treats & toys but is not over the top crazy for either. He has not shown much interest in our house cat or the feral cats outside our gate. He would much rather grab a sheet or towel & run away with it. He needs some work on his leash manners & is better at coming to a whistle than to his name.
Because he is mildly nervous, he seems to spook relatively easily & he has cleared a 4 ft fence when spooked by something unknown. He would not let the caretaker or the owner catch him but he did hang around the property where he was staying until they could live trap him. We would recommend a tall fenced yard to be on the safe side, especially if leftunsupervised in the yard. He is crate trained but shows some mild separation anxiety if left alone for extended periods.
Cody came from a horse ranching family but he has only been on livestock recently. He shows interest in sheep but he is what they call "loose eyed". He would probably make a good first herding dog for a hobby herder just learning the sport.
Cody was owner surrendered due to drastic changes in the family health status. Because the owner would be spending 24/7 providing home care for elderly parents, the owner did not feel she had the time & means to give Cody what an active , young dog needed.