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Cedar Australian Cattle Dog / Blue Heeler Marshfield, MA
- Gray / Blue / Silver
- Coat length
- Vaccinations up to date, spayed / neutered.
- Good in a home with
- Other dogs.
"My name's Cedar, nice to meetcha! As you can see I am the handsomest boy, but someone wise once said there may be more to life than being really, really ridiculously good looking. I aim to learn more about what that might be!"
Cedar will do best in a home with breed and training experience. He has typical ACD herding instincts and a high prey drive (he's a little too interested in chickens and other small critters, and will try to herd feet and hands). He is uncomfortable with restraint and some handling, and will use his mouth to let you know when he's unhappy about something, so kids are not a good fit for him. He has become much more comfortable in these areas with time and training in his foster home, but it is definitely something his new family will need to continue working on.
A country boy at heart, Cedar is most at home in the woods. He finds the hustle and bustle of public areas, car traffic, etc to be very frightening right now, and will need a patient owner willing to put in the work to build his confidence and show him the world isn't so scary. He's made some great progress in his foster home, and continued work and training is a must for him to thrive. Cedar wants to be able to enjoy and experience the world, not live in fear of it!
Cedar is a super intelligent, active pup who loves to work with his human. He's very food and toy driven, which makes him fun to train! He'll entertain himself for a bit playing with toys, but ultimately he wants attention from you. Cedar has been diagnosed with mild unilateral hip dysplasia, which means that while he's still able to do things like hike and play his adopter should be mindful of not pushing him too hard. High impact activities are likely not a good option for him, but he could be a great candidate for lower impact sports such as rally-o, nosework, barn hunt, etc. Mental work is the key to tiring this dude out! Keeping him lean (his fattledog days are behind him), his leg muscles strong, and utilizing a joint supplement will all help him stay healthy and allow him to comfortably do more strenuous activities.
Put in the work and Cedar will reward you with his silly side. He loves flinging his toys around the house, and once he has your attention he'll deposit it politely on your knee and ask to play tug. He'll purposely roll a ball under a pet cot so he can smoosh himself under there to retrieve it, use the coffee table as a back scratcher, and endless other shenanigans. He's a fun, goofy dude; just a bit rough around the edges. He'll be an amazing dog for the right adopter who is willing and able to give him the training he needs!
Cedar is 2-3 years old and approximately 45lbs. He is house- and crate-trained, and is microchipped, neutered, and up to date on vaccinations/preventatives. He is social with other dogs and does well with an evenly matched playmate, but does need guidance at times in recognizing and responding to other dogs' signals - he can pester a bit. You can check out #CedarSeeks on Instagram and Facebook for more pictures, and view videos of him in action on his Instagram highlight reel. Cedar is being fostered in Marshfield, MA and needs to meet his potential family prior to adoption to ensure a great fit. Interested? Please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions!
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- Australian Cattle Dog / Blue Heeler
- Gray / Blue / Silver
Australian Cattle Dog Rescue Association, Inc.