Western Canadian Dingo (Kelpie x ??)
DoB: April 1, 2015 (estimate)
HERDING INSTINCT: Unknown
ISSUES: Slight resource guarding issues, NOT good with cats - he will hunt them (not just chase them) & can clear 6ft fences to do so; does not appreciate young dogs rushing his face
SECURE(>6ft), FENCED YARD or COVERED DOG RUN RECOMMENDED
ADULT home recommended, only because he is so wiggly & affectionate, he would easily knock over small children in his enthusiasm.
This guy is one sweet, loveable, excited, wiggly, happy guy! He wants to be touched so badly but just can't resist jumping up to get that attention. And he just can't seem to hold a sit long enough for the praise - he wants to hug you back! So he needs a little bit of impulse control in that respect. If we try to use our leg/knee to block him from jumping up, he yelps & acts like he is going to get physically corrected so we suspect there may have been some physical punishment in his past.
He meets new dogs politely but gallops over his house mates in his rush to get to the door. He is all leg & can pretty much walk over some of the border collies but does so in a clumsy way, hugging & stumbling all at the same time. He plays very well with almost all dogs he meets but, although he may seem all cuddly & submissive around people, he does not tolerate bad manners or rude behaviours from other dogs.
He is very good in his crate but he will give a warning growl if another dog comes near the crate while he is eating. He most definitely lets us know when he has to desperately go outside.
This guy wo uld make a good sport or search & rescue prospect. He is very athletic & food motivated. He hasn't shown much interest in toys, if any at all. He seems to prefer the company of others (dogs, people) to any play thing.
Yoda was picked up as a stray & transferred to us from Calgary Animal Services. When he was brought in, Yoda was so fearful, he could not have curled up any smaller without disappearing. Unfortunately, the person who captured him was bit while he tried to get a leash on him, leaving some bruising on his arm.
It took several days for Yoda to come out of survival/flight mode at the shelter & allow the shelter workers to approach him. However, with each day, he became more social to the point of soliciting attention from certain workers, especially the vet.