jojo: How active would a Border Collie x Spaniel be?
I found a Border Collie x Spaniel and he is 2 years old and he is desperate for a home. How many hours would i need to excersise him. If i do get him i would plan on giving him a daily walk. How many hours would be enough excersise for him?) and i was planning on playing fetch etc in the backyard.
Oh sorry i didnt put this is.. Its from a shelter.
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Answer by Dont Litter! Spay and Neuter
I will repeat myself: before planning this type of time with the dog. Make time find this dogs owner, if it had one. Post signs in the community, check at the shelter for a microchipp, post an ad on craigslist.com. You cannot just keep a dog you find, with out doing everything to find an owner. Plus its good Karma, and someone may return the favor one day.
Answer by laughing; the pup is
Border Collie-2 hours to keep them calm and satisfied.
Spaniels-Generally 1-2 hours.
So, I would say a 45 minute walk in the morning, half an hour play time in the afternoon, and an hour run at night. Yep, that outta do it!
You also need to provide heaps of mental stimulation. Obedience training, interactive toys, hiding food around the house, etc. BCs are incredibly smart and need something to do or else they become destructive.
I would bet money this dog is need of a desperate home because of his exercise levels. Most likely he doesn't have much training and is destructive because of lack of mental stimulation.
Just realize he may be some work the first few weeks you have him. And also remember that this dog will be a huge commitment.
Answer by Roy Riederer
I also have a springer/boarder cross (mostly springer). She is 3 years old now and has extreamly high energy. She is about the smartest dog I have ever owned and is very tolerant when I don't have enough time for her. I keep her supplied with plenty of new toys, lots of treats and regular social time with other dogs. If I do egnore her for too long, she will sit in front of me and give me the look. She will sit there unmoving, un-blinking for an hour if I don't get up and pay attention to her. Her only bad habbit is when she gets on the trail of a rabbit, she ignors all commands. Sometimes, just to prove her indepentance, when given a command, she will turn her back to me and wait for me to repeat the command. Then she looks over her shoulder, waits another moment, then responds.
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