MacDuff - Adopted
MacDuff is new into MWCR. He was a
stray in a Twin Cities suburb and was taken to a
shelter. That smart guy started hanging around a
women's shelter for food and attention! We are
thinking that he is around 6 years old or so?
Different vets have aged him at different ages, so
we are going with the middle age. He is a neutered
Collie and is on the short side for a male Collie -
about 24 inches at the shoulder. He weighs about 78
lbs. He is a mahogany sable and white with a white
blaze on his nose. He is being treated for a double
ear infection. His fur is in terrible shape -
very dry and brittle which could be from a poor
diet. Much of his fur has had to be chopped
off because of matting - so right now he does not
have anywhere near a full coat. The vet felt that
some it had to go to make sure that there were no
sores under the mats. Lots of dry skin too. A trip
to the groomer should help improve that. Duff is in
good health, but needs to have a good quality diet
and since he seems to be in the beginning stages of
arthritis should have glucosamine and chondroitin to
help his joints. He does not walk stiffly and does
fine with stairs, but needs a bit of help getting
into my SUV. He comes to his name (which
is nice because we tried out many with no success!),
he sits and gives a paw. He seems like a
really nice boy. Just confused with all of the
changes in his life.
So far, Duff seems very sweet and loving. He is a
people dog, although he seems to like being around
other dogs and seems fine with cats. He is too new
into his foster home to have a full bio, so please
check back for pictures and updates!
The photos are PRIOR to grooming
after which I think he'll have even more fur taken
off. He normally would have black tipped fur
(like Persy who is up on the steps behind Duff in
one of the photos, but the undercoat is lighter...
as it is on Persy)
He is a people dog, although he seems to like being
around other dogs and seems fine with cats. Duffy
LOVES people. He seems fine with other dogs and
enjoys trips to the dog park. He likes to ride in
the car. He also enjoys playing fetch and will
actually bring the ball back to you! Duffy really
wants to please. He walks nicely on a leash, knows
"sit", "come", "leave it", shake" and "no bark".
When he gets excited or overstimulated he barks and
whines, but stops right away when you ask him to sit
and tell him "no bark" in a calm, soothing voice.
All in all, Duffy is a really nice boy and will make
a great companion for someone who wants to spend
time with a Collie boy. After his grooming, he
certainly smells better and his coat is about 1 1/2
inch long and I think he is much more comfortable.
He is on meds for a mild ear infection and some skin
issues from being so matted.
MacDuff is being fostered in