Name: Pipkin
Age: 8-10 months
Breed: Aussie/Great Pyrenees
Gender: Male
Weight: about 50 lbs

Pipkin is an 8-10mo Aussie-Pyrenees boy tipping the scales at around 50lb. He has a wonderful combination of Aussie and Great Pyrenees traits. He shows signs of the calm, steady demeanor of a Pyrenees with the intelligence and eagerness to please of an Aussie. Pip is an amiable, affectionate fellow who gets along with everyone he meets. A little uncertain in new situations, he will benefit from further socialization so that his innate curiosity and friendliness will continue to shine. Although he is not presently showing the protective tendencies of his breed mix, continued training and clear leadership will be necessary for him.

Pipkin bonds closely to his person and considers it his job to lie quietly by their side or shuffle from room to room after them. Pip is still puppy-like and has a playful side. He likes to play tug-o-war and fetch. He LOVES squeaky toys and is good about amusing himself with toys or a bone when you are busy. He does still have some puppyish tendencies to chew or carry household items left around, so as with any young dog, he needs watching. Until he outgrows this phase, he should be crated when unattended.

Pipkin has done very well with the other dogs in his foster home. He is comfortable with them and will play a bit, but would be equally happy as an only dog. Pipkin has not been exposed much to cats, though he has been gentle and respectful of the small papillon in his foster home, but it is not known if this attitude would transfer to cats. He did briefly meet some tiny kittens at the vet. He approached their cage cautiously and sniffed them with mild interest. Pipkin has had limited exposure to children and therefore only homes with children age ten and up will be considered.

Pipkin has been working on some basic commands such as sit, down, stay and come. He has more of the slow deliberation of a Pyr, than the quick responsiveness of an Aussie. He is, however, generally willing and sensitive– responding to mild verbal correction when needed. He is crate trained, housebroken, walks nicely on leash and rides quietly in the car.

Pip has a moderate energy level and even at this young age is content with a good leash walk and brief periods of play during the day. If you are looking for a loveable, snuggleable companion with some of the wonderful aussie traits in a calmer
(and somewhat larger) package, Pipkin could be your man.

Pipkin is neutered, utd on all vaccines and microchipped. He is fostered in Manteo, NC. His adoption fee is $275.