Rogue is a 40 lb. cattle dog/german shepherd mix, born July 8, 2016. with abounding energy and love of other dogs. He is house trained and crate trained and though likes to chew on toys, typically doesn't get into trouble when home in the house alone. Rogue rides well in a car and enjoys outings for hiking/running/ exploring streams and mountains. He is an excellent running companion, though he does have herding instincts and will chase bikes and runners, so must be kept on leash in those situations. He can also be protective of his people/house (barks at the fence when neighbors approach) though once he knows you approve of the visitor, he is very welcoming in the home. Though Rogue likes to explore, his recall is very good and he will always come back if only delayed by something more exciting for a bit. He has been through basic obedience training and learns quickly, he has been socialized at the dog park, in stores (Lowes and Tractor Supply) and currently goes to 'doggy day care' one day a week. Rogue has no aggression over food or toys or bones, rather than a prey drive he has a play drive and he will jump up and mouth and bark (loudly and high pitched) in an effort to engage both humans and other dogs to play with him, though he's getting better as he matures and with consistent training.
Rogue would love to be in a home with another young energetic dog for chasing and wrestling and a large fenced yard to run around in all day or with people who are at home often and want to engage with training/play on a consistent basis. Though he enjoys other dogs, Rogue can be a bit much for a dog who doesn't have his level of energy. Though he's not dominant, he doesn't always take the 'enough is enough' cues from other dogs. He enjoys games of catch and would likely do well with agility. Rogue needs more than morning and evening exercise, he needs stimulation either from other dogs and/or people and an outlet for his energy throughout the day to be his best self. He would be OK around dog savy cats, though he has a tendency to initially chase them and must be corrected to leave them alone. He is healthy and up-to-date with his flea and tick and heartworm medication.
If you think you can provide a home where Rogue can get all the exercise and stimulation he needs and appreciate his energetic nature, or have more specific questions, please contact his owner at firstname.lastname@example.org