Australian Cattle Dog-Mc Nab Mix Dog For Adoption in SEATTLE, WA
Ozzy is a very handsome mix of McNab Herding Dog and Australian Cattle Dog (also known as an ACD or Blue Heeler).
Incredibly smart and oh so handsome, Ozzy is fixed and up to date on shots. He has undergone obedience training, and is also crate trained.
Poor Ozzy is like a fish out of water in his current home. With nothing to herd and no job to do, this highly intelligent little man has had to resort to herding people. This means that little kids get gentle elbow nips to point them in the right direction, and guests and visitors to the home are directed towards each other through tiny nips at their heels.
Ozzy doesn’t mean to be rude – it’s just what he was meant to do… herd!
Because of his herding obsession and incredibly strong work ethic, Ozzy would be so much happier in the type of home where he can practice his skills. He’s kind of a “lone wolf” when it comes to other dogs – he can take ’em or leave ’em. He’s too intense for small children, but would be OK with older kids and teenagers.
Ozzy’s ideal home will be with someone who understands how his little mind works and can give him engaging activities like learning tricks. He would make an awesome farm hand! Ozzy would also excel with an owner interested in dog sports such as agility or flyball, a speedy and amazing running companion, or just as a best friend following you around and helping with chores around the home.
At the very least, Ozzy will need a home with large, securely fenced yard. He will need owners who have lots of time to spend with him, and who are active, as he has plenty of energy.
Australian Cattle Dog-Mc Nab Mix
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