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Meet Biggie! Biggie is a two-year-old male neutered goof of an Australian Shepherd.
Biggie is an adorable BIG Aussie- he weighs approximately 88lbs, but could probably lose a few pounds. He is a beautiful dog with a full coat that is mostly white with some red merle markings on his back and legs, ice blue eyes, and a wagging nubbin of tail. His looks get a lot of attention from passer-bys when he walks in his foster neighborhood!
He is housebroken, and is not crate trained. He has not at all been destructive at his foster home. He is a smart, food-motivated dog, that has learned "sit" and "down" in response to hand signals while in fostercare.
Biggie is a curious and enthusiastic dog who loves to do many things. At the top of his list are walks. Biggie walks beautifully on a leash, naturally at a "heel" position without pulling. He likes to walk slowly, taking in all the sights and smells. He also loves chasing after a ball in the backyard, and will carry the ball inside until you're ready to play again.
One the biggest joys of caring for Biggie is how excited he gets when you see him. One of his favorite things to do when you walk in the door is to tuck between your legs and gaze lovingly up at you while he awaits your pets. He is a classic Aussie velcro dog.
He is friendly with all other dogs he's met in foster-care, and is patient and deferent with his older bossy foster-fursister. He's also friendly with strangers.
Biggie is a homozygous merle Australian Shepherd and is deaf. Due to this, he sometimes appears fearful on walks when taken by surprise by humans, dogs, or cars. He also doesn't know his own size and can run into unsuspecting human legs, tries to squeeze in tight spots between furniture, and sometimes doesn't realize that he's too big to be a lapdog. As a young Aussie, he is relatively high energy and needs daily walks and play sessions- as he does show evidence of obsessively licking his paws if bored.
Biggie will make a fabulous, loyal, playful and loving friend to his future forever home. He is currently being fostered in Pittsburgh. If you’re an approved ARPH adopter and interested in meeting Biggie or learning more, please contact Maribeth.
We rely on the generosity of our supporters to help
the hundreds of Australian Shepherds needing our assistance.
In 1992, three individuals doing private rescue were brought together by a common vision.
They hoped to gain the support of the (ASCA), which would enable them to create a network of volunteers who would be able to save their beloved Aussies on a much larger scale.
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