I am already neutered, housetrained, purebred, and up to date with shots.
Jackson is a young, male border collie puppy between 1 and 2 years old. Though he has fairly standard BC coloring (black and white with freckles), his beautiful green eyes and unusually soft coat set him apart. He is very energetic and perhaps the most intelligent border collie I've yet fostered. He is curious, inquisitive, silly, and affectionate. He wants to spend all-day running around the yard herding and rough-housing with the other dogs until you call him back, and then he is happy to rest his head on your lap and snuggle up for the rest of the evening.
Jackson has a very strong herding instinct and is very trainable, though he is stubborn at first and requires you to gain his respect before he will listen to commands. He shows a developed and focused "eye" for those who would be interested in herding.
Because of his young age and strong drive, Jackson needs more exercise than most dogs. He spends several hours a day rough-housing with my other dog in my large yard, and he does need some room to stretch his legs and let loose. He is NOT an apartment dog, and a walk or two will not suffice for his daily exercise. He does not do well with fences, since he only sees them as an obstacle in his path and not a boundary. However, he does well on my unfenced rural property, as I have spent time training his recall.
When Jackson came to me a month ago, he had no apparent experience living indoors, no manners, and no discernible obedience training. In just a month he has learned most of the basic manners of an indoor dog and he is doing excellent with his obedience (sit, down, come, etc.) and his manners (no jumping up, walking well on leash, etc.).
Jackson will not be a good fit for a less active owner, or for a house with young children, older people, or older dogs. He is a dog that absolutely must have a firm and sensitive handler who can win his respect, lay down the law, and maintain the boundaries. He can't be left to his own devices, ignored or under-exercised, or left untrained, or he else will become destructive. He is just too active and intelligent to be a lawn ornament.
With that said, his puppy exuberance, affectionate nature, and friendly personality will make him an excellent companion for an active household and a patient and experienced dog owner (or someone who is willing to learn about dog handling). With regular exercise and consistent training, Jackson is well-behaved and a pleasure (and a laugh) to have around. If you have any questions about Jackson, please don't hesitate to contact me.
CONTACT INFORMATION: For more information about this dog, please contact April.
LOCATION: This adoptable dog is located in Maryville, TN.
REQUESTED ADOPTION DONATION: $150.00
Please note that as a policy ETBCR does not place puppies in families with children under 6 years of age, as border collies and border collie mixes can be very reactive to the movements of small children.
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