Shorty is a great little dog. He must be mostly border collie, because he hasn't grown very big. Otherwise, he has the body type of a black lab.Shorty was part of a litter that was orphaned. Shorty was so anemic and malnourished by the time of rescue, that he was not expected to live through the night. Obviously, he did live, and is now a thriving dog. Shorty is neutered and current on all his vaccinations. He was born in July of 2007.