Big loveable Blue dog seeking high adventure companion(s) to share life and undying love with!
You only find a dog like Moon once in a Blue Moon. Moon is 3-4 years old and is big, strong, athletic, smart, loyal, high energy, sweet, lovable and blue! Blue Border collies are not common. They are born gray and as they age they darken and may look like a classic black and white, until they are next to a black and white, then you can definitely see their blue (gray) color. This color comes from a recessive dilute gene. Moon is a beautiful true blue Border collie, and is very striking! (Learn more about blue color in BCs at www. bordercolliemuseum.org)
Moon doesn’t rest on his looks alone. He has refined the art of loving and being with his people. Moon’s perfect day consists of a long run or hike, coming home and crashing until evening, playing a few games and/or leaning a new skill, going on another short adventure, having some snuggle time and then sleeping like a baby the entire night.
Moon is an awesome running buddy, and we suspect he will love mountain biking as well. Moon MUST have a good dose of vigorous exercise every day. He also needs mental stimulation to help his ever-active, brilliant brain focus. Physical exercise alone will not be enough for the Moon Man. When he gets both physical and mental stimulation he is a PERFECT dog!
Moon does very well with all people. He enjoys children and is very gentle with them. Moon hasn’t met a dog he doesn’t like. He enjoys the company of other dogs, but certainly doesn’t need to have another dog in his home. He is living very happily with three female Border collies, and 1 male BC. He also does well with small dogs. He is good with cats, but is not above a good chase if the cat runs. Moon is great meeting people, dogs and bikers out on the trails.
Moon has a heart of gold and is a cuddle bug! He oozes happiness and love and he is happiest curled up on your lap! This big boy (50 pounds and in need of at least 5 more) thinks he is a lap dog – and it is very sweet! He is gentle as he climbs up on your lap and calmly rests his chin on your shoulder. Often you will hear a huge sigh of contentment when he is cuddling.
Moon also has basic skills. He is completely house trained and crate trained, although he doesn’t need a crate and has been left free in his foster home for up to 6 hours. He knows “sit”, “down”, “wait”, “stay”, is good on leash, and is learning something new every day. True to his breed, Moon is very smart and loves to learn. He is a fun dog to teach!
Moon will require someone who is committed to enjoying the great outdoors with him. If he doesn’t get enough physical and mental stimulation he goes stir crazy. His mind and body CRAVE action and he will do what it takes to satisfy that craving. He is not a control freak and would prefer than his person create the action, but if his person lets him down and doesn’t get him out for an adventure, he will create his own He is not destructive or whiney but he may take off on a long solo run if he has not had exercise and the door is open.