Leslie, i JUST saw this thread. Riley is GSD/BC mix. He's 6 years old now and still bouncy and wants to play and have a good time. he's smart though he doesnt want anyone to know that. He was a pretty easy puppy considering the breeds he's mixed with, except he took a liking to destroying very expensive shoes. He is pretty mellow in the house though he'll run around with his tennis ball acting like a nutcase sometimes. Even when he was younger he was pretty good and calm. He would start getting twitchy if we hadnt been to the dog park in a couple days because he just wanted to run. he always had pretty good recall which we never trained him on though we need to work on it now. He did have a desire to chase the cats which he still does every now and then though he's cranky about it. we adopted him with no real knowledge of energy and drives and such and he's turned into a pretty great dog. he's just reactive with certain breeds from a bad experience when he was younger. before that he never had an issue though. Riley can go until he drops (and he's tried a few times) but he's also perfectly fine (even when we brought him home at 5 months old) to just lounge around. He isnt a really high maintance dog like you might expect. He definitely has that intense focus of a border collie when he zeroes in on something and his stance is often that of a border collie and he is FAST. Give him the room and something to chase and he is like lightning. He personally is accident prone but he's more drama queen. his build is all GSD though. He's about 70 lbs. I know i'm leaving out more so let me know if you want to know anything further. He's an alert dog. He ALWAYS lets me know when someone is at the door or pulling into the driveway. He does sometimes bark at random things. he's a good dog. I think the GSD kinda mellows out the BC.
BTW, he is perfectly fine with the cats inside. Outside they're fair game. He knows what he's allowed to do and whats not allowed. he just gets cranky when Shasta has been bugging him or faith wont stop rubbing on his nose.
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