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Border Collie - Mia - Medium - Young - Female - Dog
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Mia is a female BC, approximately 3.5 years old, and is fostered in East Peoria, Illinois. She is good with kids and loves to play tug and chase games. She is an excellent travel companion! The dog park is her favorite part of the day and she will go nonstop until worn out. Mia will do best with a family that has a fenced-in yard and a canine companion. For more info on Mia, email [email removed] . You can also find out more information on how to adopt Mia by going to our website at www.comebyebcrescue.org <http://www.comebyebcrescue.org> .
Mia is a high energy dog requiring much play and exercise. She also needs at least one other dog as a canine companion to keep her company; otherwise, she is quite mischievous and could be a handful!
Mia has not been tested for agility, but she is quite active. She loves other dogs and enjoys tug-o-war and wrestling. Mia will run away as soon as she is allowed, and her recall is poor. She will eventually return if she knows where home is. A home with a fenced in yard would be preferred.
Mia has a strong prey drive (herding is simply a modified prey drive), but she has not been tested. She is mouthy, that is she uses her mouth a lot in play, but it is not painful and she will adjust her bite level according to who she plays with, rough for me and gentle for my wife. She requires lots of companionship, both human and canine (we currently have 5 dogs plus Mia).
She travels well in our van, going on trips as long as 7 hours, or simply to the grocery store.
Mia has been around cats and is okay with cats that stand up to her. She seems to be very interested in playing with them. She is somewhat excited and exuberant in her play, which cats have found to be somewhat scary. She has not been violent with any cats, but, she is insistent about play.
While she is an active dog, she does not like fetch or frisbee. She prefers tug-o-war, wrestling and playing chase. Mia tested OK in flyball, but has never tried agility.
Mia is quite social. She loves the local dog parks and loves wrestling and tug-o-war. We spend 1-2 hours a day at the dog park. She is reserved around new people, but very affectionate with those she gets to know.
Her worst trait is probably her herdiness towards kids. She tries to herd loud or fast moving children of any age. She can be called off but will start again as soon as the kids start playing again. She is also quite talkative, looking at me and trying to talk in low growls and barks and yaps. She also loves to bark at other dogs to try to initiate a game of chase.
Mia just got back from a trip to Missouri. She got to spend the weekend off leash with 400+ acres to run in. She got to chase deer, turkeys, rabbits and squirrels. She loved every minute of it! There were 4 other dogs to run and play with. Her recall is less than perfect but she always stayed within whistling range. The longest she took to respond to a call was about 10 minutes. She went mushroom hunting with us and discovered a pasture full of horses. She went running towards them barking but quickly retreated when the horses came trotting towards her. After falling in the river she calmed down and stuck close by. She spent a couple of evenings playing with our grandkids. She loved tug and chase games. Mia was affectionate to both kids and did quite well. She was interested in getting any attention either grandchild would give without being pushy. Mia did well on the ride also. She did 7 hours (each way) with no problems, alternating between looking out the windows and napping. She bath roomed well at the rest stop and was a pleasure to travel with. Mia's mouthiness is much better, she will stop on command. When we play she is allowed to use her mouth if she is gentle about it. Her favorite thing is now tug. She will happily tug with anything available, with anyone who will! The dog park is her favorite time of day. She runs and plays with all the dogs.
Breed: Border Collie
Petfinder ID: 18526602
Pet has been spayed/neutered
Come Bye Border Collie Rescue | Highland, IL | 618-532-7289
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