Calling all peeps involved in dog sports!
Have I got a dog for you!
Full disclosure: I’m in love with Ted. I’ve been thinking about him since I met him 5 days ago. This is surprising, since I’m usually especially drawn to older and probably larger dogs. I see so much potential in Ted. Ted is just over 2 years old and he’s not very big. What he lacks in size he makes up for in attitude, drive and fun.
The shelter lists him as a Miniature Pinscher mix. I think he’s got to have some Jack Russell in him. He’s the size of a Jack Russell and to me he acts like a Jack Russell.Once out of his kennel and into the fenced play yard, Ted was a wild man for a few minutes. Playing tug with his leash (even when it wasn’t attached to him), running around playing with balls and toys, jumping through the air. He jumped on a squeaky ball and got the zoomies, running laps around the perimeter of the fence.
Ted has speed, energy and a ton of toy drive. I can totally see agility or flyball — here he is showing how much he likes tennis balls — in his future.
I can also see how he was probably too much for his previous family, if they didn’t give him an outlet for his energy.
He also gets bonus points for letting me put a foolish cape on him that was way too big.
He let me do some nice pictures of him in between bursts of energy, though Natalie, my helper from the shelter had her hands full. He was affectionate when he’d take a break from mayhem, too.
And after 15 minutes or so you could see he had run a lot of his energy off and he was noticeably calmer.
The shelter says Ted likes other dogs, though he can be bossy at times. He may be too much for small children. If you are looking for your next dog sport superstar, or if you love to play and be active with your dog, give Ted a chance. He’s packed and ready to go.
Contact Coastal Humane Society at 207-725-5051 for more information about Ted!