Hershel is an 8 month old Shih-tzu probably mini aussie mix looking for his forever home. He loves kids and other dogs and he likes cats, but they do not always like him.
Hershel is social, happy and active. He came in from a hoarding case and we suspect he is the progeny of one of several mini aussies on site given his coloring. He weighs in at 16 pounds and we dont expect him to be over 20 as an adult.
Despite his diminuitive size, this is an athlete. This is not a lap dog for a lazy person or an elderly person who wants a calm companion. Hershel loves to run and play and I dont foresee him being lap dog lazy material any time soon. He is whip smart and eager to please. He will do well in homes with kids over 8 and people who appreciate and can manage a smart, active dog.
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