Hi, I'm Elton. I’m adopted!
Keeshond Australian Shepherd | Baby | Male | Medium
Elton was adopted March 2022!
Elton is a 16 week (as of 2-5-22) old puppy. He is part of an accidental litter. Mom is a Keeshond. We don’t know for sure who dad is, but we suspect he was an Australian Shepherd.
Elton is the biggest pup. He also has the furriest coat and is confident, adventurous and loves to kiss!
A Keeshond is often described as a friendly, lively, outgoing, loyal, child-friendly breed and the mom of these puppies, who is still with her pups, boasts all those attributes. She grew up with a 5 year old boy and loves children. Physically, she has also passed along to her puppies the distinctive “spectacles” (eye glass markings) around their eyes, a curled tail and a beautiful, double-coat.
An Australian Shepherd is a breed described as smart, work-oriented, exuberant. They share many of the qualities that apply to a Keeshond, and often excel in agility and other dog sports.
As with all puppies, these youngsters are inclined to explore everything with their mouths and nails so puppy-proofing their environment, and constant supervision, is essential. Patience and a commitment to positive training are also needed.
The puppies are a great match for someone who will be around their pup, and to a lesser degree their dog, much of the day and are active outdoors where a puppy or dog would be a great companion.
Grooming is easily done at home, even into adulthood. Although the coat will not require professional grooming or a special cut, both parent breeds are double-coated, so you will need to spend an hour a week brushing it thoroughly to avoid mats and excessive shedding.
Both breeds have a reputation for being quite easily trained if you’re consistent. To ensure a good start in life and a dog able to obey basic commands, we strongly recommend attending a puppy class and basic obedience class.
The puppies are up-to-date on worming, vaccinations, and vet care and are microchipped. All pups will be altered prior to adoption so some may not be ready to “go home” until mid-February.
If you can provide a devoted forever-home where everyone will treasure a puppy and support their growth into a well-balanced dog, please complete an application today! The adoption fee for this puppy is $400.
- Age: 16 weeks as of 2/5
- Weight: 15 pounds
- Good with kids: Yes
- Good with dogs: Yes
- Good with cats: Yes
- Fenced yard: No
- Suitable for townhouse and/or apartment: Yes
- House trained: No
- Crate trained: Yes
- Barks when left alone: Occasionally
- Chews inappropriate items: Yes
- Training: None. Puppy class recommended.
- Activity level: My activity level is medium-high.
Please check the adoption-show-attendees page to see if Elton. I’m adopted! will be attending the next adoption show.
NOTE: We are an all volunteer group and do not operate a shelter. All of our animals are in foster homes. We are unable to place our animals outside of the Baltimore/DC area.