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Pax Australian Cattle Dog / Blue Heeler Newton, NJ
- Red / Chestnut / Orange
- Coat length
- Vaccinations up to date, spayed / neutered.
- Good in a home with
- Other dogs.
“Pax cannot be adopted to a home with any male humans as residents or frequent male visitors at this time. Pax started medication for anxiety/fear towards men in December. The full effects won’t be seen until February at which time Pax’s ability to live with male humans can be reassessed. Pax is still currently available for adoption to a female-only home.”
Ever wanted a little dingo as your best friend? Here’s your chance! Pax is a muscular 30 lbs, 11 months old, and a red Australian Cattle Dog. Pax loves almost every dog (some extremely rambunctious dogs can overwhelm her) and would do best with a dog friend (or multiple friends) to run and play with. Having a dog in her home will also help her adjust and feel more comfortable.
Pax would do best in a home with women and without children. She may likely do best not being around male humans. She is fearful of men and may bark at them, but mostly tries to keep a far distance. If a man is sitting and not paying attention to her she will try to investigate and sniff, but she will dart away if the man moves. We have been working on her associations with a man who has been allowing Pax to warm up to him at her own pace as well as some sessions of tossing treats to her in an open room where she can leave the training session if she is overwhelmed. She had done well in these sessions so we believe that she could potentially slowly warm up to gentle men with experience with fearful dogs. However, Pax would not do well with a man as a primary caretaker.
Pax can be shy at first with women too, but warms up quickly and will crawl in a lap for attention after a few days of getting to know them. Pax is usually on the move though! In true cattle dog nature, Pax is high energy and prefers playing with her dog friends, running around, and exploring the fenced yard to lounging.
Pax would do best in a suburban or rural area; an urban environment would be scary for her. She will likely take time to adjust to the sights and sounds on walks in a neighborhood so a home where she does not have to go for walks as her primary form of exercise would be ideal.
Pax probably would enjoy hiking in isolated areas as she is active. She is a velcro dog and likes to follow her lady humans around when she isn’t playing with her dog friends, but due to her fear issues she should never be off leash in an unfenced area especially where she could be spooked by a loud sound or the presence of a stranger.
Her previous caretaker stated that Pax has herding instinct and herded her goats very well. Pax would likely enjoy offering herding services in her adoptive home. Pax has not shown any guarding behaviors over toys or food towards people or dogs (however dogs are fed separately). Pax is food driven and knows sit and her name. Pax is crate trained. Pax is fostered in a highly managed environment, but has not had any potty accidents in foster.
Despite her fears, Pax is a fun, energetic dog that will make a great, active companion for the right adopter and their dog(s).
Pax is located in Newton, NJ.
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- Australian Cattle Dog / Blue Heeler
- Red / Chestnut / Orange
Australian Cattle Dog Rescue Association, Inc.