Friday, February 11, 2011


About Jacques

Basic info:
  • Breed: Australian Cattle Dog
  • Sex: male
  • Age: young adult, about 1 year old
  • Weight: 45 pounds
  • Coat type: medium and thick
  • Coloring: black and grey speckled with white
  • Type of intake: stray
  • Location: 8th Ward
Overall Personality:
  • with adults: extremely friendly
  • with children: unknown, but expected to be great
  • with other dogs: great
  • with cats: good
Energy and exercise requirements:
  • Activity level: active-very active
  • Exercise requirements: will need long walks and/or playing
  • Good running/jogging partner?: yes, excellent
  • Good dog park candidate: yes, but can be too playful for less playful dogs
  • Good doggy day care candidate: yes, excellent

    Behavior in particular situations:

  • in cars: good
  • in the house: good, a bit excited
  • house trained?: yes
  • crate trained?: yes, walks nicely
  • leash trained?: yes
  • in kenneling/boarding situations: unknown, would probably be fine
  • at the vet: does very well, but excited
History of aggressive, possessive, or territorial behavior:
  • ever shown any aggression?: never shown any aggression
  • possessive of food: no
  • possessive of toys: no
  • territorial/protective of house/yard: no
More detailed behavior with other dogs:
  • play style: moderately rough, very active and excited
  • over all: friendly
  • dominance level: fairly submissive
  • any behavioral issues with other dogs: none

More detailed behavior with cats:
  • chases cats?: yes, if they run past him
  • aggressive towards cats?: no
  • playful with cats?: not really
  • rough with cats?: no
  • current health conditions: Jacques has heartworms. He will begin treatment soon.
  • long-term health concerns: none
Training/behavioral issues:
  • behavioral issues: very excitable but otherwise good; urinates when scared
  • areas of training that need work: jumps when very excited
  • chews on inappropriate objects?: sometimes
  • digs in the yard?: unknown
  • pulls on leash?: no
  • jumps up on people?: yes, when he first meets them
  • mouths/nips at people?: no
  • urinates/marks things?: no
Any special adoption criteria: Jacques will require a family who will be patient when he first joins the home as he is a sensitive boy who becomes very attached to his family. He is prone to urinating out of fear when in new surroundings, but this resolves itself within a few days. Jacques needs an active family dedicated to giving him the attention and exercise a dog of his breed requires.

Please contact for more information or call 504.222.3686.