Kort was a challenge to say the least in his early years, I worked very hard to have the wonderful dog I have today. He is gentle and easy going. He loves to bark at anyone who dares to walk up the side walk. He barks when he is happy too, he pretty much barks all the time! haha! Today I brought him to work where he had a bath, he always feels so much better afterwards. I can see him aging however, in his joints mostly. His hocks and pasterns are breaking down, his feet are flattening out. These are all common signs when dogs get older but usually not so early. Kort has a bone spur in his spine as well as arthritis in his spine. He is on a super great quality supplement to help him manage inflammation and pain. If he is in pain you would never know it, he is very stoic. I love him with all my heart and hope I have him for many more years :)
I also put an ad in Collies On Line, it turned out great!