The newest addition to our home is a tri color, rough coat border collie named Taz. He's approximately a year and a half old and weighs in at 46 pounds. He was turned in to Animal Control as a stray so he is still a bit on the skinny side but is gaining weight. He's very tall for a border collie, approximately 24 inches at the shoulder. We don't believe he was an inside dog previously, but he has been making wonderful progress in the potty-training area. He definitely enjoys being outside, especially in the cold weather and is content just to sit on the porch and watch the neighborhood.
His manners have yet to be refined, but he seems to be a quick learner and will be attending obedience classes. He has only had his name for less than a week, so his recall is a work in progress. He's coming along with sit, down and stay. He seems to enjoy the agility part of obedience class and is quite good at it for his first time.
We would classify him as a low energy border collie as he's content to just lie beside us. He's learning what toys are and enjoys chasing the tennis ball. He walks pretty well on a leash, with no pulling. He just needs to work on heeling. Inside he is very quiet, and rarely makes any noise even when he sees other dogs from the house. At obedience, he tends to show his other, more verbal side, mostly because he thinks its play time! He rides well in the car with minimal drooling. He gets nervous, however and it will cause him to sometimes have a bathroom accident in the car.
He has a wonderful temperament. When we first brought him home he was full of burrs and matted fur. After an hour or so of careful trimming we were able to remove all of them. During that time he sat quietly and showed no aggression, whining, or pulling away. He allows you to handle his feet, head, mouth, tail etc with no problem at all.
All in all, he seems to be a wonderful boy with beautiful disposition.
Taz is being fostered in central Illinois near Bloomington, IL. Taz has been heartworm tested negative and is on preventative, and will be neutered, up to date on shots and microchipped soon. To apply to adopt him please go to comebyebcrescue.petfinder.org For specific questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org