I’m Rex (#3634) the beautiful Rough Collie. Yep, not a retriever but one vet I saw said I have a Golden Retriever brain since I’m so affectionate, love people and want to be close!
I’m a 2-year-old, 60 pound male, healthy, and handsome – don’t you agree? I absolutely love everyone and everything, and I want to meet and greet everybody I see. I love playing with other dogs, and I do fine with cats. I walk well on a leash even though I can pull when I want to greet a person or dog – and if I see children, I’m really excited – I love those little people! I might need a bit more training to make sure I don’t get too excited and jump up on people.
Playing with other dogs is one of my favorite things to do – I can’t get enough of it! I’ll chase, be chased, leap over other dogs, play tug of war, take turns stealing toys from each other, wrestle. And I love to run (I’m fast!) so having a big yard or field to really run in would be my dream!
My other favorite thing is being with my people. Another part of my “golden” nature is being like a Velcro dog. Sometimes I’ll use my voice to remind my people I need to be with them. Occasionally I get anxious about things and can get a bit barky. But I can also lie calmly and settle.
Since I am a herding dog, I have that fun quirk of poking people or other animals with my long nose to remind them I’m here and need attention – or need them to move along. Or I might poke your pocket if I know there are treats in there. Sometimes I’ll add little nips but it’s always playful and gentle.
I am crate trained and used to sleeping in my crate at night plus can be crated during the day for a break and I’m fine.
I’m a smart boy and have learned a lot since being in the US, but I’m still willing to learn more and want to please, plus it’s good to keep my mind busy. Treats motivate me and will help me keep learning. I still need more work with leash walking as it’s easy for me to get distracted – by most anything. The world is a very interesting place!
I have a gentle, loving nature and would love to find an active family of my own who is home a lot, would give me lots of love, exercise, toys, walks, and playtime. Lots of room to run would be ideal. And I’d really like to have another dog who loves to play as much as I do. Anybody out there need a beautiful collie to join their active family?