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**ROSS THE BOSS Australian Kelpie & Bull Terrier Mix Los Lunas , NM

  • Young
  • Male
  • Medium
  • White / Cream, Brindle, Black


Friendly, Loyal, Gentle, Affectionate, Playful, Smart, Curious, , Athletic
Coat length
Vaccinations up to date, spayed / neutered.
Good in a home with
Other dogs, cats, children.
Adoption fee

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Approximate DOB 08/11/2022

Size - maybe 50 lbs - his mom is about 45 but he is a big boy

History- This guy was picked up by animal control with his mom (Phoebe) and sister (Monica) running at large. At that time the puppies were about 5 weeks old and just following mom as she looked for food. They then spent about 6 weeks in the shelter with no interest. After 6 weeks the shelter was packed with no open kennels and they were asking for help and sent out some photos of dogs who had been there a long time that could end up on the euthanasia list if one had to be made. We let them know we would take them and picked them up the next morning. Sadly the shelter is very small with few staff members and a bunch of dogs- which means that puppies don't really get the socialization they need at a shelter so they were pretty fearful when we got them. The little girl would run from us every chance she got and they hid under and behind their mom. They have now been with us for a few weeks and doing much better but will need patient homes with a focus on love and training- spending as much time as possible with family members and meeting new people.

Temperament- He tries to be very brave but is still a little worried. Extremely smart but still acts a little fearful. Doesn't accept cuddles as he didn't grow up with them will still keep his distance at times but overall loves attention and is very treat motivated.

Energy Level- Very, very high energy big puppy

Dogs/Cats- They have met the other dogs here and love to play chase. They are very submissive puppies when meeting the others. They met the cats and seemed very curious I will be having them spend more time with them over the next few days to get them more social with them so they can learn manners with them.

Housetrained- They currently stay in the laundry room with a baby gate and are learning about house training and picking it up. But they do still have access to puppy pads in their room. I have hung a bell on the door and they are learning to ring it to go out but I have noticed if I don't let them out because I think they just hit it when playing in there they will use their pads. However when I let them out consistently they don't have accidents.

Ross is absolutely adorable and looks very much like a Bull Terrier mix. If we didn't have momma we would have thought he was a Bull Terrier mix- and his dad could have been we honestly don't know. But we don't think momma has Bull Terrier in her - she looks to be a kelpie mix. Ross is very smart and learns quickly. He is also very food motivated and really, really, really wants to trust people. He is very submissive right now but I have noticed that since we have started working on basic obedience/commands he is getting braver and sitting straighter and coming when called. We will be starting leash work today. He will make a wonderful addition to any family wanting a special pup to help come out of his shell- this boy will definitely blossom once he learns to trust people fully. So far he is working on house training and doing great, knows here (as come), responds to a whistle if further away to come, and sits on command. We will start leash work, down (for lay down), and proper behavior around cats, horses, and goats.

Adoption fee $150 includes neuter, age appropriate vaccinations (4 for puppies), deworming, microchip, rabies, collar and leash, training information, and all the support you need.

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