My name is Babur although everyone calls me Babs. I’m a 3 year old, 48lb female Mini Kuchi from Afghanistan. If you are wondering about my unusual name, it comes from a famous Central Asian emperor considered a national hero in Uzbekistan. I was rescued off the streets of Kabul by a Canadian aid worker when I was just a puppy. I was trapped in the middle of the road and was almost run over by a car. My rescuer brought me home and raised me in a household of foreign aid workers. Alas, eventually most of the workers had to move away and couldn't take me with them. But one of the other aid workers couldn't bear to leave me in Kabul and brought me back to Canada with her so I could find a new home here.
I am a very affectionate dog and I LOOOOVE my people. There is little I enjoy more than being played with and cuddling beside you and I am calm and quiet in the home.
I find strangers stressful however, and will sometimes become very protective and reactive around people I don’t know. I need a calm, patient person who is willing to commit to training and practice with polite greetings when someone comes to visit or when I meet people near my home.
It seems that I haven’t had much interaction with young children, as I am nervous and unsettled around them, so a home with no children is best for me.
I adore going for car rides and am very well behaved in the car. I am excellent on the leash and walk politely beside you. The only time I pull is when I see a squirrel. But really, what self-respecting dog doesn't want to chase a squirrel? Even though I have great recall inside the house, (you never know if a treat might be offered) I am still working on coming when called while outside. So I am not allowed off leash in an unsecured area quite yet. At night I sleep contentedly in my crate (with the door open of course)
I am slightly fearful of dogs I haven't met before but I am not aggressive. I am generally passive to dogs I meet during my walks and if I am unsure of them I will try to steer clear. But once I trust that they aren't aggressive I adjust quickly and relax. Then before you know it we are playing like bff's (best furry friends).
I am a total play monster with my people. As you can see from my video I love, love, love to play with you - it really brings out the joyful puppy inside me. I have lived with other dogs in Afghanistan and have been fine with them but haven't been seen around cats to know if they would be safe around me.
Because of my timidity with new people and dogs, I need a very dog experienced home with (adult) people who are calm, relaxed and confident, thereby helping me feel the same. I am in great health, am house trained, spayed and microchipped and up to date on my vaccinations. My adoption fee is $400.
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