Facts About Me
Breed Koolie Kelpie Cross
Age 4 yrs
Size 20 kgs
More About Me
Likes, Dislikes, Fears, Endearments and Quirks
Overall Mick is an intelligent, friendly, interactive and sometimes 'cheeky' dog eager to please and extremely loyal. As long as he is included he is happy. He loves squeaky toys (they can last months without being defluffed), visiting the vet and greeting people on walks.
He likes to be physically close to his owner. He does not like to be confined, loud noises or being left alone for more then half the day.
Mick had a rough start after being found as a stray almost dead on the side of the road. Timid and scared, Mick took time to develop confidence and while he has come a long way, he still requires an understanding owner. He has proven to do much better with a confident owner than one that fusses too much.
A confident, firm but kind and patient owner able to help Mick continue to feel safe and secure. He has proven to do much better with a confident owner then one that fusses too much.
While Mick is being trained to handle being alone (improving all the time) he will need somewhere fortified like a large dog run.
He does not need to be the only permanent dog in the home.
As Mick is people orientated he needs to be part of family activities.
He will not suit homes with residents that are very young, frail, elderly, renters, full time workers or time poor.
Tolerance to Being Alone During the Day
Will alert to something strange but is not currently a nuisance barker.
Mick will suit any of the following:
Mick prefers someone home almost all the time but can be left alone for up to half a day as long as he is in a secure environment (this is improving).
Medium - playful and moderately active (can miss a daily walk).
When ON a lead ...
Ok unless distracted.
When OFF a lead ...
Very good - stays close by and comes when called. Friendly and playful with other dogs.
Type of Yard Required
Medium to large interesting and secure. He will not try to escape when someone is home but needs an enclosed dog run when alone.
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