Blue, a 2 year old Blue Merle male Australian Shepherd, is an awesome dog just waiting for the right person to make him a star. He is a super smart dog (possibly dog genius material) and has not had the right kind of attention in his past. This boy was a stray that we found in a Kentucky shelter. Blue needs a handler who is experienced with very smart, herding dogs. In the right home, this guy should excel, be a great pet and even be an agility or flyball dog. He needs a strong, Aussie savvy leader who will guide him. Obedience classes are a must so that you and Blue can establish that lifelong bond that comes from working so closely together. He is a fast learner. Blue already knows basic commands and walks well on a leash.
Left alone during the day or without sufficient challenges or exercise, he will get up to mischief like a lot of Aussies. Blue needs daily physical stimulation and would be very poorly suited to a family who lives in an apartment and does not exercise. Blue needs a secure fenced yard because he is an athlete and can jump barriers. If you live where he can run and you are willing to keep him stimulated with games and training, he will thrive. His forever family will be rewarded with a truly great companion.
Blue is still young so he is high energy and has a bit of puppy left in him. Some of his energy will wane as he matures. This is a gorgeous Aussie, black and white with those beautiful blue eyes. Blue would be best in a home with no young children because he is just too active for young kids. He likes to be around female dogs. He loves to play tug with his foster sister. Blue is not good with cats. He does not like water which is not surprising because he was a stray.
Blue is neutered, UTD on vaccinations, microchipped and is up to date on monthly Heartworm preventatives.