Age: 6 months old
Breed: Collie cross
Height: Medium-Large when adult
Mixing with dogs: Yes
Mixing with children: Yes, can be apprehensive at first
Mixing with cats: Not tested
Country of origin: Bosnia
On a recent WAHF project visit to Bosnia, Barney was one of the lucky dogs we managed to rescue from a horrific public shelter and take to the safety of a foster home. Although he was a little shy when we first met him, we won his trust after a couple of days and his potential as a companion began to become obvious. There was no way we could leave him behind in the shelter.
Barney will grow to be a medium to large sized adult and is a mix of Bosnian native breeds alongside what we think is some Collie. He can be a little nervous in new situations but is learning to trust more quickly every day as he meets lots of new people and watches the way in which the other foster dogs react. Barney loves to be with other dogs and we believe he would enjoy a life with another dog in the home rather than being by himself. He is playful and affectionate with other dogs, but also quite submissive which means he gets along with everyone.
Barney has a gentle nature and a sweet, laid back disposition. He would be well suited to a life in a semi-rural environment and definitely needs a home with a garden. His energy levels aren't overbearing, but as he grows he will need more mental stimulation and having easy access to a garden and nice surrounding areas will help meet this need. Barney is very loyal and once he has bonded with someone, you have a true friend.
If you're interested in offering Barney a home please get in touch!