Acquired: Rescue / shelter organization
Posted May 20, 2015
We got Floyd at a rescue dog event. We were told he was born in a shelter and that his dad was a Beagle. Due to his appearance and personality, we're not sure he has any Beagle in him. But the vet told us he's part Kelpie, which definitely makes more sense. Oh, where to begin? Floyd is a character. He's fiercely loyal to his family. He lets us pet him, kiss him, cuddle him, basically do whatever with no problems. The problem is when it comes to other people--even people he has known since he was a baby--he won't let anyone else touch him. There are exactly six people who he trusts. Anyone else he is very cautious around. He doesn't bite or anything, he's just very afraid. We always joke that he's not really a dog. At the dog park, instead of running around and playing with other dogs, he sits right next to my dad. He'll venture off a few feet, looking back to earn the approval of my dad, and then come right back. It's not necessarily a bad thing, it's just that he really doesn't trust anyone else. Besides that major thing, he's an awesome dog. Very low-key, can be independent but also likes being around the family. We love him so much!
Pros: super loyal to those he trusts, great watch dog, funny personality, low-maintenance
Cons: afraid of those he doesn't trust (most everyone), doesn't really pay attention to other dogs