Boone is a happy, handsome purebred Australian Cattle Dog who is very typical of the breed -- affectionate, smart and eager to please, he is also athletic, devoted, vigilant and curious. From working dog stock, he's 3.5 years old, 53 lbs., stump-tailed, neutered, up-to-date on vaccines, micro-chipped and currently undergoing treatment for heartworms but is low positive with no symptoms. He came to our rescue after being penned up outside alone for a year because he grabbed a horse's tail. He's quickly adjusted to life inside though and is sweet and obedient. Boone gets along with most dogs but can be picky so care should be taken with canine introductions. He needs an experienced cattle dog person who is firm but kind. He loves to run and explore but also has an off switch and can be left uncrated in the house without destroying things. Boone has begun to show interest in toys and fetching, loves to cuddle with you on the couch and sleeps next to the bed at night. He's crate-trained, house-trained (uses a doggy door), walks well on a leash and rides great in the car. He hasn't been tested with cats or small children but has exhibited herding instincts like most ACDs. Boone is easily corrected though, with no aggression (food, toy or otherwise) towards people or his packmates. He'll make a wonderful companion and farmhand for someone who understands the breed. He would do OK as an only dog if he could accompany his person throughout the day, otherwise would do best with a calm canine companion or two. Boone is currently fostered in the Jacksonville area but transport can be arranged. Adoption fee is $250.
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