Great Lakes Border Collie Rescue
Great Lakes Border Collie Rescue

Gender: Male
Age: Baby
House-trained: learning
Fenced yard required:
Location: Mid-Michigan
Foster Home: Pam and Roberta
Crate-trained: No
Likes Car Rides:
Good with cats:
Good with kids:

December, 2014:

Raiford was adopted in December, 2014. Here he is with his new family.

Please Note: If you are interested in adopting one of Tara's puppies, please complete an application. Approved applicants will be placed in touch with the foster home and potentially matched with a puppy.

Please Also Note: As Tara's "puppy-daddy" was a traveling salesdog, we do not know the breed of the sire to this litter. Tara's puppies are being placed as Border Collie mixes.

Good ole boy Raiford! Some think he is a Blue Tick Coonhound mixed with Tara, a BC. With his build, head-type, shorter ears, and bulkiness, to me he looks *much* more like an Australian Cattle Dog mix. Only time will tell - hopefully! I think the only way we will be able to tell is to do a genetic breed test on him. Then again, even that isn't 100%.

Raiford plays hard and sleeps even harder! He *loves* a good lap-snooze, and he takes advantage of that while he is still 10#! I'm guessing he'll be around 50#, but since he is a mix with his mama at just 35#, it is SO hard to tell where he'll end up in size!

Raiford loves to interact with humans, and he is quite food-motivated! He very much understands "outside", and he prefers to do his potty business outside. But sometimes a wee pup just cannot hold it that long! I'm sure crate-training will be a breeze, 'cause he already dashes into his pen when it is time to settle back in for a nap.

Raiford makes wonderful eye-contact, and gives long, tender kisses right before he falls dead-asleep in my lap. Upside down! He is TOO CUTE!

Raiford's heavily ticked color is also certain to turn heads! What a great conversation starter these pups can be!

This is Raiford! His extensive ticking and stocky body gives me the idea that he has some Cattle Dog in him. But then again, who knows? He is a nice boy!

We are still getting to know the puppies, and their personalities are starting to emerge. Until we have better descriptions, enjoy these pictures!