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Clancy Australian Cattle Dog / Blue Heeler Charleston, SC

  • Young
  • Male
  • Medium
  • Merle (Blue)


Coat length
Vaccinations up to date, spayed / neutered.
Good in a home with
Other dogs.
Prefers a home without
Cats, children.
Adoption fee

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Meet Clancy

Clancy is a big, sweet, young blue boy with a playful personality. He came from a shelter in the foothills of NC. He was an owner surrender at 9 months of age. This is about the time when too many ACDs start to get pushy, rebellious, and end up in shelters. If you have never owned and ACD; Clancy is not for you. Clancy has been at his very experienced foster home since the first of March. Although there have been a few bumps along the road; he has done really well.

Peaches, his foster sister, is the definition of a mature, alpha female and he wants to play with her constantly. As ACD owners know, this play can be quite rough and tumble. When it gets too intense, Peaches will put him in his place and he submits to her will. Much to Peaches' chagrin, he is back at it 20 seconds later. When he is played out. He sleeps quietly in his crate or finds a comfortable place in the yard for a nap.

Clancy wants to be a lap dog, but you must not let him bully his way onto the furniture. He will try. At his foster home, he is only allowed on the chair with his foster dad when he is invited. If he tries on his own, he is immediately be removed to “lower ground”. It was over 2 months before he was invited onto the furniture.

Clancy crates well and likes his crate. But, one of the bumps mentioned above is that he used to growl and snap at the crate door when it was being closed. With some training and behavior modification, it has been almost completely eliminated. He sleeps quietly all night in his crate in the den. The first couple nights he protested for a few minutes. Every once in a while he still barks around 5am for a few minutes. He is house broken and has never had an accident in the house. He has never been left alone in the house out of his crate. He spends his days in a fenced yard and has shown no interest in escaping. He fence patrols and will let you know if someone or something is near the fence. He has a pretty strong protective instinct, especially towards his person and property.

Basic commands are still a work in progress. Sometimes his hard head gets in the way of learning. With covid limiting socialization, his foster home has not been able to get him out much. He did well on his vet visits. Clancy is easily over excited when greeting people. He jumps up on pretty much everyone he meets. For this reason, he is not recommended with households with children under 12 yrs of age. His foster dad has been working on it, but it will take quite a bit more work. There is no aggression, just playful over-exuberance. With work, Clancy would make a great running partner, hiking partner and camping buddy.

It is strongly recommended that he go into obedience classes. Big, young, strong ACDs need structure, consistency, and discipline, and Clancy is no exception. He has not shown food aggression. Like most ACDs, he has a strong protective instinct.

Clancy is UTD on his vaccines, neutered, and heart worm negative. He weighs about 50 pounds. He is being fostered near Charleston, SC.

If you are interested in adopting Clancy, please visit the Adoption Process page on our website – You can download our Adoption Questionnaire as a pdf there, then email it to us at That will start the process.

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