Abbey is a super young Border Collie bitch 11 months old who is deaf. She is progressing well with her training and understands a number of sign language commands. Abbey is a small, neat little collie who is very intelligent and copes remarkably well with her disability. She will need a lot of exercise and stimulation and company for most of the time. She is dog friendly with some dogs.
Abbey is dominant when living with other dogs so needs to live with calm, laid back dogs or no dogs at all, although in a lot of ways it would help her to live with another dog to guide her with her being deaf, and the foster has proved she can live with some dogs OK (foster has 3 collies). She does need work on socialisation with dogs especially when out walking. Abbey is cat friendly. Abbey is ready to continue her training in a new home where she will be loved as a family pet and housed indoors.
She absolutely adores children and has lived with a visiting special needs child. She would be suitable to live with strong, active children over 5 years old who are used to boisterous dogs as she is only a pup herself. Collie-wise owners with time, patience and sympathetic training experience are needed for this dog who must be housed indoors as a family pet.