Adoption Status: Available
Foster Status: On Foster
DOB: approx 12 months old
Breed: Huntaway X
Size: Medium (approx 20-25kg)
Fencing Requirements: 1.8 meters high (preferably vertical fencing)
Hobbies: Running, going on adventures, playing games, playing with other dogs, hanging out with his person, learning things, playing search and scent games, learning agility type tricks, hiking
Good Habits: Respectful, knows his manners ( sit, lie down, stay and can even shake hands), fast learner, loyal
Bad Habits: Can jump high fences, barks when bored or confined
Personality Type: Easy going, happy
Adoption Fee: $285
Leo is a vibrant and fun loving guy who loves to get out on adventures and spend time with his people. He does like a cuddle, but is not a super cuddly guy, he is quite content to just sit with his people and hang out. No needy, clingy tendencies with this boy.
The ideal home for Leo will be with a person/family who like getting out and about (every day) as he an active boy. A quick walk around the block will not satisfy this kid. He would make a fantastic running/hiking/cycling buddy. His ideal people will be naturally active and must be committed to making sure that he has regular exercise and structure in his life and is a part of the family.
Leo already knows his basic manners and gets on well with other dogs, but prefers female company if there is another dog in the home. He has met children when out and about and has been great with them, but we suggest older/respectful children would be best.
Leo is currently in a fantastic foster home and he is really starting to shine. He has been introduced to long bush walks, which he loves, and has attended agility events (as a spectator) where there are lots of other dogs and people to interact with. He is devoted to his foster mum (who adores him right back) and has learned so much from her. She says he has a keen eye and nose for rabbits and is powerful and confident over hazards in the bush (except deep water because he can't swim, shallow is ok though) and he hasn't been phased by gun shots on nearby properties, so he could make a good hunting companion for the right person. Ducks, however, apparently send him crazy! She also says he has a superb toy drive and some really good herding instincts so he could also potentially be trained as a working dog.
Leo will not do well in a home where he is alone all day for long hours, but he can be kenneled for a few hours per day providing he is active and using his brain outside these times. He would love to spend the day with his person either at work or home, if that is an option or maybe at a suitable doggy daycare once or twice per week to keep the boredom of being home alone at bay.
As with all Pound Hounds, Leo must be allowed access to inside the home, so he can really be a part of the family. Fencing of 1.8m is essential if living in town, as he has the huntaway spring in his step.
This kid is is a great young guy who really just needs someone to give him the love, time and attention he needs. He has blossomed at his foster home and will make someone a fantastic and loyal best mate.