Our Booth is a comical character! He came to us from another Rescue that was flummoxed by his misguided behavior. Booth seems to be an Australian Cattle Dog, but his squat, compact stature suggests a wee bit of Corgi. Booth is a double dose of herding dog, so he definitely needs an active lifestyle and a job. Herders are hardwired to work, and if his adopters do not give Booth a job, he will practice his herding skills within the household. A bored, frustrated herding dog is a recipe for Mayhem. Exercise and obedience training are the keys to managing the Herding Breeds. Booth is a high-energy dog, who would make a great running, walking or hiking partner. He's built for speed, but will adjust his pace to suit his handler. He needs at least three brisk daily leash walks, in addition to focused playtime. Adopters can increase the intensity of a walk by outfitting Booth with a dog backpack, loaded with water and a collapsable bowl. At each rest and water stop, Booth will feel like he's got a job and will be quite proud of himself. Obedience training is essential to meeting the needs of a Herding dog. Booth already knows all of his basic obedience commands and has passed many of his Canine Good Citizenship tests. We have even made progress with his fearfulness at the vet, and now he is easily muzzled and behaves well during his exam. Structure and obedience work go a long way in providing him the mental and physical challenges that he needs. Adopters should be prepared to troubleshoot things that come up with Booth, as he transitions to a new environment. Booth is best suited to an active adult home, with a very dog savvy single or couple, who have the time and energy to give him his daily exercise. Tranquility and calm suit Booth best. In a chaotic, hectic environment he becomes anxious and demonstrates herding behavior in order to maintain social order. In a calm environment, Booth relaxes and enjoys quiet time with his people. Kids and cats may provide too much stimulation, but Booth could easily join a multi-dog home. Booth has good house manners and is house trained and crate trained, although adopters should expect to troubleshoot a few accidents during his transition to a new routine. He is in excellent health, has been neutered. He has been vaccinated for Rabies, DHLPPC (distemper, hepatitis, leptospirosis, parvo, parainfluenza and coronavirus), He has been boostered as needed. He has had the 4dx test: negative for heartworm, lyme, earlichia and anaplasmosis. If you are interested in Booth, please write to [email protected] or call Denise at 860-908-9738 for more info.