I am already neutered, housetrained, purebred, in need of an experienced adopter, up to date with shots, not good with kids, and not good with cats.
Meet Rogue! A classic black and white rough coat with absolutely gorgeous markings, handsome Rogue is a complex character ready to find someone who wants to show him the world, teach him the ropes, and share adventures. Originally owned by a family who bought him as a puppy, this 5 year old purebred Border Collie then was adopted and lived with a family for 3 years until circumstances changed, and he came back to WBCR. Rogue is a friendly fellow who really likes the humans in his life, and usually warms up quickly to strangers – especially if his people are there to guide him! While he is attached to and dependent on his people, especially when he is feeling afraid, he is definitely the strong independent type – while he likes his lovin’, he is not one to need to snuggle and touch all the time! He gets along with other female dogs and most males - and may even play once in a while - but would be best as a single dog. He is not a dog park kind of dog because he does not get along with all males…he will also snap and bark to get dogs to move so he can chase them. Rogue will also pursue livestock…yes, his boy is definitely all BC and interested and excited by movement. Although in the past his instincts have clearly been frustrated and misunderstood, it would be great to find an outlet for his interests. We’d be very curious to see how he does on stock, but have not tested him yet. Rogue spends a lot of time off leash happily hiking in the woods – he loves to run run run - and does well, although his fears sometimes get the best of him…he can be uncomfortable and nervous in new places and sometimes needs to be walked on the leash for a while so he does not run back to the car! Rogue would be perfect for a hiker or mountain climber – and if a lake is involved, all the better! This athletic boy absolutely loves swimming. Rogue also enjoys playing with toys on his own, and although he doesn’t know much about fetching yet, it won’t take him long to catch on. At 5 years old, he has reached that wonderful “moderate energy” age and while he needs a good chunk of exercise daily to be at his best, he won’t need daily marathons to be happy. Rogue is one bright fellow who has lots of the basics under his belt. He is housetrained cratetrained, and walks very nicely on a leash with a Gentle Leader. He sits, downs, comes when called, and even flips a treat from his nose! Rogue does, however, have some issues. In addition to being easily aroused by some things, he can also be defensive and like many BCs, when he is very aroused, Rogue resorts to snapping or using teeth! He gets very fired up at the sound of engines and will bite tires and chase. And he can become defensive should he feel threatened or intimidated – especially when cornered. Rogue will require adopters who are experienced with these sorts of behaviors, and who are willing to work with his fear/arousal issues, help build his confidence, and find a good outlet for his instincts.. He is on Prozac which has helped immensely but he needs an experienced dog person who can work with reactive issues, understand how to approach him when he is frightened, and who will build his trust. Although he is a wonderful fellow on almost all fronts, Rogue is not a dog for the new or inexperienced dog owner. All in all, Rogue is a classic example of a Border Collie who has been misunderstood and left to his own devices for years. It is time he find someone who can love him, appreciate him, understand him, and help him become the outstanding canine he can be! If you have a soft spot for the Rogues of the world – and the skills and experience to help them – Rogue may be just the one you are looking for. He is a special boy, and is sure to make an outstanding canine companion in the right hands!
Rogue is being fostered west of Colorado Springs, Colorado.