This stunning red guy is Smokey. He will be 2 years old on July 11, 2022. He weighs just under 50 pounds. He has a docked tail. Smokey knows his commands: sit, come, place, quiet, leave it ( work in progress), off, get down, give, and down (work in progress). He is house and crate trained. He eats his meals in his crate. He also knows how to use a dog door. Smokey is a ton of fun. He loves to fetch and hopes his new home feels the same way about this game. •À%BD%A0Smokey is great on leash (click on the red YouTube button to watch him on leash) and ok in the car. He would be great for outdoor adventures. He loves to run and would appreciate a home with a yard•À%BD'•À%BD|.or a running partner. Smokey has been ok with the dogs he has been around. He has been ok with a visiting Yorkie. He did well in a group training class with 10-15 other dogs around, too. They were at a distance and he ignored them. That said, he didn't like all of the activity at the dog park, so that's not a fit for him. As for small animals like birds and cats, he will absolutely chase them. Smokey is nice with people he meets outside of the house, including at busy parks. At home, Smokey is a typical herder. He can be protective. He has been trained to look to his person when he knows someone comes to the door. For frequent visitors, once the excitement of someone coming over wanes, he is okay to socialize with guests. Due to his home protective nature, any new home should have no kids or teens. Smokey has had 3 instances of giving a solid nip. Once the younger kid in the house opened the door to someone who knocked without remembering to ask Smokey to stay back so he could have a polite introduction. Smokey thought he was protecting his kid from an intruder. In the other two instances, a family member who doesn't live in the house came in with lots of energy and he stepped in to protect the kid by giving nips to the person Smokey thought was an intruder. In all three instances, Smokey warned in advance by barking. In each instance , it looks like he was being protective after being startled by someone he didn't know. Smokey's new home should not have kids and should have a person who knows that Smokey's barking says he is unsure and needs a polite greeting. When he has a polite greeting, Smokey warms right up. Smokey does like to bark, so quiet is a command used often. It's hard to be mad when he barks, though, since he is being a good boy generally to alert to something. Smokey is a loyal guy who makes sure to folow his person around. If you are gardening, so is he! He even likes the squash and zucchini flowers from my garden. This silly gut will try to take the toilet paper out of your hand when you need it. When the fun of the day is over, he loves to sleep. Smokey is neutered, microchipped, and up to date on vaccinations. He is located in Corona, CA. Adopters must be able to meet and adopt here. We do not ship our dogs. A home visit and vet reference are required.