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Dogs Named Angus

A shaggy looking, brown long-haired Skilky Terrier dog is sitting on a blue mat outside on a wooden deck.

Angus McDuff the Skilky Terrier (Scottish Terrier / Silky Terrier hybrid dog) at 6 years old—"I adopted Angus from the Humane Society of Sarasota County. His name was "Chester" and his owner said he was 2 years old and was a "fine young Scottish Terrier." However, he had been surrendered for "not coming when he was called" so I changed his name to Angus McDuff in hopes of him responding to a more manly, Scottish name. It soon became apparent that not only was he NOT 2 years old but most certainly a puppy, he was obviously not a purebred Scottie either, and recent DNA testing revealed the truth: he is a Silky Terrier and Scottish Terrier mix—a Skilky Terrier! He has a beautiful soft gray and apricot brindle coat and is full of energy. While he isn't interested in hunting lizards or squirrels, he does love soft toys, running, swimming, stealing food and socks, and playing games. His two favorites are acting like a pirate—he jumps back and forth saying "arrrr," and playing peek-a-boo—he hides around a corner and jumps out with a loud "grrrr" when any of the pets come by! Angus is prone to barking at any sound, especially doorbells and ringing noises on TV, dislikes music or video on the computer and tends to be a nervous dog. He has been trained to basic commands, but needs medication to handle any stressful situations like grooming or vet appointments. He prefers to stay indoors and be walked on a leash, even in his own backyard. When he is calm, he is a delightful, loving boy but if he gets wound up, watch out!"

A tan Ba-Shar dog is sitting on a tan carpet looking forward with a person touching its back.

Angus the Basset / Shar-Pei mix (Ba-Shar) at 14 months old—"Everybody is constantly stopping me to ask what breed he is; he is not only a show-stopper but he is ultra-intelligent."

A shaggy looking, white West Highland White Terrier is standing on a hardwood floor with a chewed up blue and white baseball cap in its mouth.

This is Angus the West Highland White Terrier, named after the guitar player Angus Young from AC/DC, because they are both soooo full of energy.

Close up view from the front - A fuzzy-looking, large breed, white Whoodle is laying on a hardwood floor and its mouth is open. It looks like it is smiling.

Angus the Whoodle (also called Swheat-n-Poo) at 1 year old—"Angus is a Whoodle from North Carolina Whoodles. He's our second Whoodle, and we're totally partial, but we think Whoodles are the BEST dogs. He's not used for breeding. He's just our family pet. We absolutely adore this dog, and we think that he's a great specimen for this designer mix. In the photo that I'm submitting he's a year and one month old."

View from the top looking down - A black brindle large-breed, Mastiff/Staffy is laying out on a hardwood floor all spread out with its tongue sticking out.

"Good day, my name is Angus from Western Australia. I am a 3-year-old Mastiff x Staffy. My owner adopted me from k9 rescue. I love my new home and family. Dad buys me lots of toys to play with. I get to sleep on the lounge at night."