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Dog Breed Information

Dogs (and future cat breed information)

The information listed here is general.

Akitas

  • Good with teenagers or older
  • Independent, okay being left alone
  • Enjoys sedate environment in warm weather
  • Needs house with a yard

Australian Shepherds

  • Good with children six years or older and the elderly
  • Multiple dogs okay
  • Enjoys active environment
  • Needs house with a yard

Bassett Hounds

  • Good with children of all ages and the elderly
  • Multiple dogs okay
  • Enjoys sedate environment
  • Needs house with a yard
  • Very loyal and loving, not aggressive

Basenji

  • Good with children of all ages and the elderly
  • Does not bark
  • Needs house with a yard
  • Very clean dogs

Beagles

  • Good with children of any age
  • Multiple dogs okay
  • Enjoys active environment, needs daily exercise and a yard
  • Would love to go camping

Border Collie

  • Herding dog, not suitable for most families
  • Enjoys active environment, needs daily exercise, strict training and a yard

Boxers

  • Good with older children
  • Multiple dogs okay
  • Enjoys active environment, needs daily exercise and a yard
  • Would love to go camping

Chows

  • Not good with children of any age
  • Does not enjoy warm climate
  • Independent nature so they do okay being left alone
  • Enjoys sedate environment
  • Needs house with a yard

Collies

  • Great with children of any age and seniors
  • Herding animal, so will chase things
  • These dogs are barkers, be prepared for lots of noise
  • Multiple dogs okay
  • Needs house with a yard

Corgis (welsh corgi)

  • Not a good dog for young children
  • Herding animal, so will chase things
  • Usually well-tempered and happy in most situations
  • Multiple dogs okay
  • Needs house with a yard

Dalmatians

  • Most are not good with young children
  • Multiple dogs are okay
  • Needs active environment
  • Definitely needs room to run

Dobermans

  • Most are not good with young children
  • Multiple dogs are okay
  • Needs active environment, enjoys walking and jogging
  • Needs room to run

German Shepherd

  • Most are not good with young children
  • Multiple dogs are okay
  • Needs active environment
  • Definitely needs room to run

German Shorthair Pointer

  • Loves to run, good jogging dog
  • Multiple dogs are okay
  • Needs active environment
  • Definitely needs room to run
  • Needs daily exercise

Golden Retriever

  • Loves to walk
  • Multiple dogs are okay
  • Needs active environment as a pup, more sedate as an adult
  • House with yard
  • Would love to go camping

Husky

  • Most are not good with young children
  • Multiple dogs are okay
  • Needs active environment
  • Definitely needs room to run

Keeshond

  • Good with children six years and up
  • Multiple dogs are okay
  • Would do well in apartment or house with yard
  • Tends to be lazy in warmer weather

Labradors

  • Good with children of any age
  • Multiple dogs are okay
  • Enjoys active environment
  • Loves camping and swimming

Lhasa Apsos

  • Good with teenagers or older
  • Multiple dogs are okay
  • Enjoys sedate environment
  • Independent, so does well alone
  • Does fine in an apartment

Miniature Pinscher

  • Good with children older than 12 years and the elderly
  • Multiple dogs are okay
  • Enjoys active environment, apartments are okay
  • Good watch dogs, but will bark

Pomeranian

  • Good with teenagers and older
  • Multiple dogs are okay
  • Apartment living okay
  • Okay left alone if there is another dog for company

Poodle

  • Walkers, not runners
  • Multiple dogs are okay
  • Apartment living okay – house with yard is better
  • Good with all ages
  • Can learn almost anything, are very intelligent

Pug

  • Prefer to be inactive
  • Bred to be human companions so can sometime be protective. introduce multiple dogs carefully
  • Apartment living okay
  • Not recommended for all ages, older families preferred
  • Prone to medical complications due to over-breeding

Queensland Heeler

  • Herding dog – very active!
  • Multiple dogs are okay
  • House with large yard
  • Good with all ages, but might be too active for youngsters
  • Can learn almost anything, are very intelligent

Terriers

  • Good with children older than 6 and the elderly
  • May not do well with other dogs
  • Needs lots of love and attention
  • Needs house with a yard

Rottweilers

  • Good with teenagers
  • Multiple dogs are okay
  • Enjoys a more sedate environment
  • Needs lots of love and attention
  • Needs house with a yard

Schipperkes

  • Good with children 6 years and older as well as the elderly
  • Multiple dogs are okay
  • Enjoys active or sedate environment
  • Needs lots of love and attention
  • Needs house with a yard

Shar-Pei

  • Good with teenagers and adults
  • Does okay alone
  • Enjoys sedate environment
  • Enjoys house with a yard

Shetland Sheepdog (Shelties)

  • Herding class – loves to run, may chase bicycles
  • Multiple dogs okay
  • Intelligent, affectionate, responds well to training
  • May be reserved with strangers

Spaniels

  • Good with teenagers and the elderly
  • Multiple dogs are okay
  • Enjoys active environment
  • Loves camping
  • Needs house with a yard

Weimaraners

  • Good with teenagers
  • Multiple dogs are okay with some work)
  • Enjoys active environment (loves jogging)
  • Needs house with a yard

Yorkshire Terriers

  • Good with children older than 6 and the elderly
  • Multiple dogs are okay
  • Enjoys active environment
  • Apartment life is fine

This handsome feline is Ashton.  Ashton is a male, gray Tabby domestic shorthair. He is about to turn one year old and has been at the Humane Society since July 30, 2013, when he was just a little kitten! Ashton Is a little shy, so it is important to go slow with him. Please help us grant Ashton his birthday wish by finding him a forever home!

His adoption fee of $120 includes spay, vaccinations, free veterinarian visit, and microchip implantation. For more information on Ashton,  or other adoptable animals, please call 805 646-6505. You can meet him Monday through Saturday from 10:00am to 6:00pm.

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