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Border Collie / Mixed (short coat)  : :  Male (neutered)  : :  Young  : :  Medium


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About Flint

  • Status: Available for Adoption (adoption info)
  • Species: Dog
  • Rescue ID: D062121
  • General Color: Black with White
  • Color: Ticked
  • Current Size: 45 Pounds
  • Current Age: 1 Year 2 Months (best estimate)
  • Location: Springfield MO 64000
  • Microchipped: Yes
  • Fence Required: Yes (3 foot)
  • Exercise Needs: High
  • Owner Experience Needed: Species
  • Reaction to New People: Friendly

Flint is a 1-2 year old male, possibly border collie and cattle dog mix. He weighs about 45 lbs. Flint came to MOKAN as a stray with a broken front leg. The fracture has healed, however he does still have a limp and is regaining strength in that leg. Due to the uncomplicated nature of the fracture we expect him to continue on to make a full recovery. As it stands currently it does not slow him down one bit!

Flint is a sweet boy who is full of energy, he will just go and go and go! Flint loves all manner of toys and will fetch or play happily on his own. He also enjoys chew toys, frozen Kongs and  more! Flint is very smart and food motivated. Although he is full grown he still have a lot of  puppy behavior and came with no manners and has been working hard on good behavior. He  is learning sit, down, stay, come, wait and also how to be calm when being touched or handled  instead of licking and mouthing. It has taken some time but he is slowly learning focus,  patience and self-control.

Flint is crate trained, seems mostly house trained (may try to mark at first) and is good with  other dogs-but can get very rowdy when playing if the other dog is up for it! He would be ok  with VERY dog savvy cats as he doesn’t want to hurt them but will chase if he thinks they will  run. The cat must be ok with holding their ground!

Flint has potential for many sports once healed and seems to enjoy water, often playing in  the baby pool with his toys. He will require a large amount of exercise and mental stimulation  as he is not good at just napping and relaxing on the couch. Hopefully as he gets more  freedom to exercise and a home to spend plenty of time with him this will get better, but his  new family must be ready for a high energy dog!

While he has a lot of great qualities Flint does have some training issues that still need a lot of  work and he will require someone with experience and patience. While he generally does well  in his crate when left alone he gets very amped up when he see things going on outside of his  crate that he can’t control (people passing by or walking away, cats and dogs moving about)  resulting in barking and whining or grabbing and shaking a toy out of frustration. We have  been working very hard on this and he his making improvements but he still has a lot of work to  do. He has the same issue with car rides and teaching him to be calm and quiet in the car will  take some time. I suspect he would do better in an airline type kennel vs a wire so he can’t see  so much of what is happening around him while traveling. He also needs to work on leash  walking, the gentle leader is helping a lot even though he still tries to rub it off!

With enough time, training, and patience Flint could probably be anything you wanted in an  active companion-from hiking and swimming to possibly even search and rescue. He will  require a standard above ground fence and no small children (he may knock them down or  scare them). No apartments at this time due to inconsistent recall and possibility of loud  barking.

Flint it being fostered in the Springfield, MO area.

More about Flint

Good with Older/Considerate Kids Only, Good with Adults, Requires a yard, Cratetrained, Likes to play with toys, Playful, Affectionate, Intelligent, Goofy

Sponsors: Elaine C. / Nan G. / J. L. / Michelle B. / Heather J.

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