Squirt - Australian Cattle Dog/Blue Heeler / Mixed Dog For Adoption
Mutt Dog For Adoption in Colorado Springs, CO

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Ad ID: ADN-24508
Times Ad Viewed: 99 times
Date Listed: 10/01/2016
Date Expires: 17 days from now

verified Rescue Information

Organization Name:
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rescue
Breed: Mutt
Gender: Male Male
Nickname:

Squirt

Age: Young
Color/Markings: White with Gray or Silver
Size at Maturity: Medium
Availability Date: 10/01/2016
Location: Colorado Springs, CO 80907
Tags: Mutt Dog For Adoption in Colorado Springs, CO
Physical Attributes
Altered Yes
Behavioral Characteristics
OK with Kids No
OK with Dogs Yes
OK with Cats Yes
Other
  • Housetrained
Additional Information
Was the Dog Found No
Other
  • Up-to-date on Vaccinations

Posted Breed: Australian Cattle Dog/Blue Heeler / Mixed. Personality I'm active! I like to run and jump and run some more. And chew. I love to chew on bones!! And play with toys. Know any games? Socialization Does the dog like other pets? I love to play with other dogs! Does the dog like children? I would do best with children 10 and older. Favorite Toys I love to play and I love toys! Balls, ropes, and squeaky toys are so much fun! I love stuffed toys but they don’t live very long. Project toys are really a wonderful thing, I play and work on them and in return, they give me treats, how great is that? Forever Home I have lots of energy to spare so it’s very important that my forever home be active to ensure I get the exercise I need. I would love a brother or sister to play with. I have lots of loving and adventure that I am ready to share with just the right home.

A.K.A. : A mongrel, mixed-breed dog
Overview: A mongrel, mutt, or mixed-breed dog, is a dog that is not the result of breeding within an existing breed or to modify or create a breed and belongs to no breed. In the United States, the term "mixed-breed" is a favored synonym over "mongrel" among many who wish to avoid negative connotations associated with the latter term. The implication that such dogs must be a mix of defined breeds may stem from an inverted understanding of the origins of dog breeds. Pure breeds have been, for the most part, artificially created from random-bred populations by human selective breeding with the purpose of enhancing desired physical, behavioral, or temperamental characteristics. Dogs that are not purebred are not necessarily a mix of such defined breeds. Therefore, among experts and fans of such dogs, "Mongrel" is still the preferred term.
Breed Group: Unspecified
Country of Origin: Unknown

More About Mutt Breed
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