Cameron is full of personality and adorable quirks - sometimes when he gets excited, he'll do this little hop where it looks like he didn't make the decision to hop until he was midstep, so it's a hop in mid-air! It's hard to describe, but trust us, it's super cute. When he gets off the bed in the morning, he doesn't bother standing up and hopping down - instead, he pushes his paws out in front of him and just slides right off.
While he has his goofy moments, overall Cameron is pretty stoic and seems to know how striking he looks. He gets a lot of compliments when out and about, and his ears are particularly amazing. You've never seen a dog with ears that can go in so many directions. It's like they're triple jointed or something.
Cameron is very in tune with his people, and when his foster mom watched a sad movie and cried a little, he came up and licked her face and laid down next to her. Though he's very loyal to his special humans, Cameron is always happy to meet strangers and will go right up to them get pets. But at home he's pretty independent and content to just be in the same room as you, even laying right outside of the bath tub until you're out.
Cameron has excellent manners in the home and doesn't chew on anything he isn't supposed to. He's house-trained and does quite well in the crate for up to 9-10 hours at a time. While he loves going for walks and being outside, inside Cameron is a chill houseguest and quite the napper, but always ready to play if you want to. He's also a smart pup and knows sit, down, shake/other paw and kiss, and he's really fun to watch as he runs through his tricks.
Cameron has a heart condition that leads to him passing out if his heart rate gets too high. So while Cameron can't engage in vigorous exercise, fortunately he's a big fan of squeaky toys and loves hanging out and chewing on them or his beloved bones. Sometimes he comes up and chew a squeaky toy against your leg like he wants to show off his toy but can't stop playing with it, so he has to do both! He also enjoys puzzle toys and kongs with pumpkin in it - anything to keep his mind active and his heart healthy. He's super treat-motivated, so he's always up for practicing his tricks and learning new ones.
Cameron is also thriving in APA!'s Canine Good Citizen (CGC) program where he works with a volunteer trainer several times a week toward the goal of passing the American Kennel Club's CGC test. To pass the CGC test, a dog must demonstrate obedience and general reliability in real world situations. Dogs in the CGC program learn to walk nicely on leash, sit calmly when approached by strangers or another dog, how to greet people appropriately, stay in a sit or down until told "free," and come when called.
As part of APA's CGC program you can work with APA to continue to build a training relationship with Cameron after adoption and get officially CGC certified for free! Check out a video about CGC: https://vimeo.com/89434193
Cameron is pretty adaptable, and as much as he'd enjoy a yard, he's perfectly happy living in an apartment with his current foster. Mostly he's just looking for a chill household with people he can call his own and keep entertained with his goofy antics. In return, he promises to love you forever. Come meet this great pup!