Winchester is a handsome man who needs his humans to protect him from the world. Just look at that face! He’s very social and loves people and dogs. He wants to say hi to every dog he meets. If he had it his way, he would never leave your side.
Winchester is very fearful of noises and while in foster care, he has been learning on how to properly manage these fears. He needs a very structured environment with clear environmental boundaries for him to be the most relaxed.
He needs a quiet, predictable home in the country or suburbs. City living and apartments are just too noisy for Winchester. Winchester is crate trained and it’s his safe space. He is non-destructive when left out of his crate.
Win, seems to be sensitive to the weather, When it’s rainy, snowing or windy he gets anxious (change in barometric pressure? or the noise of rain/snow?). If the weather is nice out, WIn is much more engaged with his foster family. Walks have been a big challenge for Win as he’s very sensitive to noises. With some encouragement he will go for walks, if the weather is good. However, throwing a ball in the backyard is definitely his favorite activity. He is a low energy dog so walks are not required for Win. Winchester currently lives with another dog and it would be best if his new home also has a dog. Another dog in the home helps reassure Win that everything is ok.
Due to past mishandling of his collar when fearful, he is reactive when you grab him. His foster parents are working on this with him but it is still a trigger when he is anxious. Winchester is very good at using body language when he is unhappy and/or fearful so his new family needs to be very watchful of this.
Winchester is a very sweet and loving boy. He thrives in social situations with other dogs and humans. He loves going for car rides. He loves to take snow baths. He has also shown interest in water. If Winchester looks like the perfect match for you, please apply at www.sitwithme.ca/winchester
- Breed: Pointe / Border Collie Mix
- Sex: Male
- Age: 4 yrs. 11 mos. old
- Size: Medium
- Colour: Black/White
- Spayed/Neutered: Yes
- Stage: Available