Update: We have 3 of the Chowchilla litter available for adoption. Please see photos and bios below.
And here they are: the Chowchilla
6 3 looking for their individual homes. These Cattle dog/hound mixes are about 14 weeks old and are full of beans and full of… well, you know! They are adorable and playful and will warm your heart. They will grow to be 60+ lbs (no guarantees on size).
Puppies are a lot of work so please think long and hard before applying.
Puppies need training and attention constantly. Please be home every 2 hours to bond during this crucial stage. After the puppy stage you and your dog will then go through a rambunctious teenager stage from about 6-12 months old. Puppies need to be in homes where they will be closely monitored and not allowed to become destructive. If you cannot provide this level of care or do not have the patience for teenagers, consider adopting an older dog, which we will happily help you with.
Cattle dogs require high levels of energy release, so active and experienced owners are highly encouraged to apply. This is not a “couch potato” or “go play in the backyard” breed. They tend to have a high prey drive, so best-suited for cat-less homes.
Think you have the stamina for a life filled with hiking, running, teaching your pup new tricks? Please fill out an application and a volunteer will contact you. (KG)
Individual personalities and photos below:
(above) This is Marrakech. He’s super smart, affectionate, plays really well with other dogs, good with kids, a bit scrappy about sharing, but we are working on that. No longer whines when out in the crate. He has a couple cuts on his face, but they are healing quickly.
(above) This is Kathmandu. He was the shyest but not any more. He’s affectionate, playful, (likes balls), the biggest but doesn’t throw his weight around, never whines, good with kids and other dogs.
(above) This is Bali, the little female. She is smaller than the others but is very clever at getting what she can without being aggressive. She needs to learn not to climb up on things, but it is her way of getting away from the others with a toy or chew. She and Kesch learned to touch and sit very quickly. She is the most affectionate if that’s possible of the three. She plays well with her sibs but is a bit shyer with adult dogs. She does want adult dogs attention, almost like a pup would be with her mom. She is also good with kids. She whines a bit when separated.
Please remember these are 4 month-old puppies, so no expectation of housebroken should be expected.