Barks and Meows Rescue introduces Kismet. He is one of two siblings we brought in when a backyard breeder in Southwestern Ontario couldn't sell them. We were told Mom is a lab/shepherd, father was a Collie mix. They have medium-length fur with striking markings. We predict they will reach 60 lbs plus when fully grown.
Kismet has grown from a shy baby into a very social boy. He has learned so much from his foster family's dogs and is no longer the shy one of the two. He is such a smart boy and is food-motivated. He definitely loves praise, cuddles, and attention so is very easily trained. Currently, he knows how to sit and has good recall. He and his sister are fabulous in a bathtub which we were surprised with. They are herding breeds so love to play chase and corrale with the dogs in the yard. Kismet was the first of the two to go outside with the other dogs. He watches intently and you can see him learning different things every day. Both he and Karma, eat together in a crate three times a day. They are eating Royal Canin Medium Breed puppy food. Kismet listens well. He was the first one to learn his name. He has easily learned the routine in the foster home and will start playing with his bowls when he knows it is feeding time. They both enjoy chew toys. For their photoshoot, they had no leads but were in a fully fenced area.
The ideal home for Kismet will be one with an older dog to learn from or a family with or without children. As he has herding breeds in his makeup, older children would be best. He has not been exposed to cats. He would do well on a farm or a fully fenced single-family dwelling. He loves to run and doesn't mind the outdoor elements. He is a talker when playing, typical of his breed mix. He loves getting kisses from his foster family. He is an adorable boy who is growing like a weed. He will be an ideal family member for one lucky family. We expect Kismet to be a medium-energy dog so a family that does a lot of outdoor activities with him would be perfect.
Poor Kismet has got carsick when taken to the vet or photographer. He is crated so he may very well be fine when not crated in a vehicle. At night both he and his sister usually sleep in an open-door crate. He is paper-trained and currently being housebroken. He has just started to learn being on a harness lead.
On November 18, he weighed 13.5 kg. The vet said he was very healthy with no murmur or hernia. This was his second visit to his vet so now he is fully vaccinated including all his boosters. He is on Nexguard Spectra and is Microchipped. He is dewormed with Strongid T once a month. Barks and Meows Rescue will be paying for his neutering at the West Lorne Animal Clinic when he is 6 months of age.
Thank you Melissa Caron Photography for these divine photos!!