UPDATE 7.18: Kirk is turning into quite the athlete! He LOVES dock diving and disc! He's been dock diving into a regulation/competition pool and did great. He recently earned his UKC Senior Jumping and Ultimate Air Dogs Senior Jumping titles! He's also been competing in our local toss 'n catch league and does great. He would be a wonderful sport/performance dog for the right person!
Kirk came into foster care when he was a bit too interested in the resident cat.
Kirk is a great dog. He's a typical, teenager border collie. He's silly and loves to play. He's got plenty of energy but isn't an intense dog. He does have some motion sensitives that haven't matured into bad habits YET, but will need to be monitored in his forever home (like showing interest in cars while riding in a car, biting at water coming out of the hose, etc). Kirk is a lovable dude. He hasn't been around small kids, so we'd recommend him w/teenagers and up. He will LOVE a fenced yard to romp and play in.
Kirk is good w/ some other dogs but can be a bit overwhelming sometimes. He'd do best w/another busy friend to romp and play with. Kirk has recently had a few scuffles w/other dogs in his foster home. Due to this we'd prefer to place him in a local home (MN) and be sure to do a meet 'n greet w/any new canine family members.He'd probably do best w/a more submissive dog. Kirk DOES love to play, but he absolutely needs rules. Kirk will not be a "dog park" sort of dog. Kirk can not live w/cats. Kirk will benefit greatly from going to obedience classes w/his new family- he needs a family who can keep him busy both physically and mentally. He is excelling in dog sports and we'd like to see him continue down this paath. He's a wonderful dog who thrives on boundaries and rules. He's done great in foster care once he understands what the rules are. He absolutely needs to be doing things and constantly needs to be kept in check. Kirk is perfectly crate and house trained.
Kirk would be an excellent dog for an active person/family. He would likely be a great running/jogging/hiking/camping buddy in addition to dog sports (disc, dock diving, agility, etc). Kirk is looking for a home who can keep him busy and teach him lots of new things, is that with you?