Likes: Playing with other dogs followed closely by chewing on bones and snuggling with his foster folks
Pet-Peeves: Dogs who don't want to play with him
Favorite Toy: Whatever he can find!
Favorite Food: Hasn't met a food he hasn't liked
Arrival Story: This handsome young man was a stray in Kentucky. At the shelter his name was Meeko. But because he is so smart, alert and confident, and since he is truly a handsome Aussie hunk, we renamed him Jackman, as in Hugh Jackman!
Jackman is a 1 year-old pure-bred Australian Cattle Dog. This breed is high energy and highly intelligent, meaning they are happiest when they have a job to do. Jackman tries to herd the other dogs when they are playing, so he might enjoy participating in herding trials. We also think he would excel at agility. He learns very quickly and is extremely smart.
Bio: He has not had 1 accident in the house. He walks very well on a leash and learned to walk using a Halti in about 3 minutes. (It took my dogs a few weeks!)
Jackman loves to play with the other dogs. He also instigates play with the resident dogs. When he is too much, they correct him and he takes it. He knows his place in the pack. Have I mentioned how smart he is?
His morning walk is a bit like a trip down a red carpet. Jackman turns heads and collects compliments. We are stopped and asked, What kind of dog is that? He is so cool looking! And he is. His markings are gorgeous and his tail is just like a lemur's!
Jackman is not crated when we go out or at night because he has proven to be housebroken. He loves to cuddle on the sofa and in bed. But if we want him to sleep in a dog bed, he will do that, too.
Jackman weighs just 26 lbs, making him small for an ACD. He is up to date on all his shots and neutered. Because of his mouthing tendency, Jackman is suitable for homes with older children.
If you would like to adopt Jackman, submit your application here: http://www.rogersrescues.com/adopt -application/