"Fripp is a great guy; he's smart and affectionate and cuddly. He learns
commands quickly and is eager to please. He's been living in a household
with very young children and has put up with a lot. He's about seven years
old and neutered. He is house trained and knows basic commands. He's about
40 lbs and lean slim build. His markings look like a Rotweiler. The rescue
we adopted him from said his mother was a black lab, but he behaves more
like a cattle dog and not a lab.
Fripp has some behavioral issues when it comes to new people and other
dogs. He sometimes has fear aggression when meeting new people or dogs. He
will get to close then get scared and growl. We have worked with a trainer
on this and he's much better than he used to be, especially when introduced
using her method. He lives with an alpha female and is mostly respectful of
the pecking order. He's very playful and loves when she will wrestle with
him. He goes on pack walks with a dog walker twice a week and does fine in
a dog park and van with other dogs. He will chase cats.
He also has mild separation anxiety and moderate anxiety around
unpredictable sounds like the refrigerator compressor, the gas wall heater,
thunder, etc. which is helped by his medication. He LOVES to fetch just
about anything but especially balls with the chuck-it. If he gets a good
fetch session in everyday, he will be a very balanced dog who shows little
of his anxiety.
Fripp would be a great dog in a home with no other dogs or other dogs his
size, no cats, and older children. He needs daily exercise and a lot of
affection and physical touch. He'd do well with an experienced dog person
who knows herding breeds.
We are urgently looking for a permanent home or foster situation for Fripp.
We are willing to contribute financially to Fripp's care. Please call or
text Britt at 510-517-4648 with any questions or to schedule to meet Fripp."