About Diesel
  • Breed:
    Collie / Portuguese Water Dog Cross
  • Age:
    3 years old
  • Gender:
    Neutered male
  • Child Suitability:
    We are looking for an adult only home for Diesel
  • Live With Dogs:
    Diesel has lived with a female dog and could happily live with a friendly female, however he is not suitable to live with males.
  • Live With Cats:
    No
Diesel's Profile

Diesel is a beautiful looking boy who is looking for a new forever home. He is a very loving and clever boy, however due to his strong herding instinct he does require an experienced Border Collie owner who is able to help Diesel redirect his herding instinct into a more desirable behaviour.

Diesel currently lives with a female dog and he gets on well with her. He can be reactive to male dogs especially if they are still entire. Diesel could potentially live with a friendly female, however he would also be happy as a single dog in the home. Diesel will chase cats therefore he is not suitable to live with them. Diesel is friendly dog who is happy for lots of attention from adults, however he is not great around younger children. He has never lived with children and he has previously nipped a child whilst trying to herd them. Therefore we are looking for a home where there are no children in the home or no visiting children. He would be best suited to living in the countryside where it is not busy with lots of children. Diesel may bark when visitors come to the door, however he will quickly settle. Diesel does need daily brushing and he is happy for you to do this however he can be a little unsure of his paws being touched. Diesel is happy to be left for a couple of hours at a time and is not destructive when left although he may occasionally rip up the mail through the door if he has the chance!

Diesel loves the car especially as he knows they generally lead to amazing walks where he can run around off lead and have lots of fun playing with a tennis ball. He has a good recall however occasionally may get distracted and may take a bit longer to come back. He walks well on a harness however very occasionally will pull if he is very excited. Diesel loves to swim and in his new home he would love to be able to continue this. His favourite toy is a tennis ball and will happily play fetch. Diesel enjoys a belly rub and having his back scratched and is a very affectionate boy. He can be unsure of loud noises such as fireworks and the hoover.

Due to Diesel’s herding behaviour he is looking for an experienced owner who understands the herding traits and has the experience to help teach Diesel another outlet for his herding. As he is a very active dog he will need long daily walks where he can burn off all of his energy. He is a very clever dog and would benefit from mental stimulation as well as physical exercise. Do you have a cozy spot on the sofa for this gorgeous boy?

Please think carefully before applying for Diesel and think how any changes in your circumstances may affect your ability to care for him. If you would like to be considered to re-home Diesel please click on the green register your interest button and this will take you to our application form. Once you have completed and sent the form you will receive an automatic response to your email address that you have supplied. This means we have successfully received your application. Please note that the Society only re-homes within Scotland.

 

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