Pet-Peeves: Having his front paws touched - he pulls them back until he falls head first :)
Favorite Toy: Tennis Ball !!!
Favorite Food: California Natural Lamb & Rice (plus occasionaly napkins or toilet paper he steals and eats)
Favorite Walk: Dog parks with lakes or rivers where he can swim and chase balls
Best Tricks: Knows all of his toys by name (about 30) and brings them on comand. Every new toy gets a name and he remembers it and brings the exact toy he's asked for. Other regular tricks, of course.
Arrival Story: I got Ouzo as a pup, he was exactly 2 months old when he came to live with us! Since the first moment we saw him, our lives have never been the same! Went through the growing pains of puppyhood (being a BC helps in terms of house breaking - since day 2 we were on the right path!!!) , chewing stuff, stealing, eating what we shouldn't, running amok through the house, you know, the usual. He never ceases to amaze us with how intelligent he is, how fast he picks up things (be them good or bad :)
Bio: Ouzo is a big border collie, at 1 year of age he's already 23 inches high and weights 45 lb, all lean muscles and bones.
He loves to swim, he can outswim most of the labs :P and all other dogs at the dog park. One of his goals in life is to one day catch a bunny or a squriell, they're so many of them around here and they drive him nuts! I hope he never gets one , if I can help it.
He has a great sense of humor, he's the biggest attention seeker, he would even do things he's not supposed to, just to get your attention, he's the "Look what I can do" type.
Unlike many other border collies, he's not skittish, he doesn't have any fears or phobia, he's always curious and intrigued by new things.
In addition to a 5 course introduction to agility, where he did wonderful, Ouzo has so far been to three herding classes. He ABSOLUTLY ADORES this and is a natural sheepdog! Lots and lots of work is to be done until he can actually call himself a working dog, but he is making progress in leaps and bounds! We are lucky to have a great trainer who competes in Open level Herding Trails. Herding is adictive and we both can't wait till the next herding class!