Taz


Australian Shepherd
Picture of Taz, a male Australian Shepherd

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Age: 19 Years   Sex: Male   Weight: 26-50 lbs

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   Leave a bone for Taz

Nicknames:
Sweetpea

Doggie Dynamics:
 Energy 
sleepyenergetic
 
 Intelligence 
sillygenius
 
 Friendliness 
aggressiveaffectionate
 
 Playfulness 
not playfulvery playful
 
 Disposition 
anxiouscalm
 

Quick Bio:
-purebred-disabled -dog rescue

Birthday:
March 17th 1995

Likes:
Work from a dogs perspective. Play frisbee, chase lawn mowers and lead the way when there is any kind of yard work taking place. In his younger days, it was IMPOSSIBLE to wear him out. He'ld literaly run along side our 4-wheelers for hours on end

Pet-Peeves:
He does not tolerate playful hitting or aggressive behavior. If he perceives discord between 2 people, he will nip one of them, start a fight with another animal, or wine while bringing us a toy to throw for him. He gets concerned if I get excited.

Favorite Toy:
Any toy that you throw for him is his favorite. I had to teach him to swim in the river in order to retrieve a stick. He did not like Chancellor always getting the stick. He eventually learned and usually was the fastest in and out of the river.

Favorite Food:
He is only fed Premium Protection by Iams

Favorite Walk:
In our local park where there is water he can play in.

Best Tricks:
I haven't taught him any tricks, but we play games together. Our favorite is hide and seek. He never gives up .

Arrival Story:
On a muddy, slushy day in March I was driving down Main Street and saw him sitting outside a retail store as if waiting for his family to come back out. I admired his loyalty. He reminded me of my childhood dog of 19 years, Jimmie. Jimmie would go for buggy walks to the grocery store with my mother. I would walk and my 2 younger sisters were in the baby carriage. He would wait outside the store doors, dutifully beside the buggy, patiently waiting for my mother and me to return. My sisters were safe with Jimmie as the babysitter. Jimmie was a 50-50- mix of Springer Spaniel and Pointer, and was black and white. This dog was black and white and about the same size of Jimmie. I proceeded to drive another block to the pet store to buy fish food for my "Oscar". Upon walking out there was this beautiful blued- eyed black and white dog sitting outside the doors, as if to be waiting for his family to return to him. I immediately knelt down to pet him and noticed he had no collar and had a very dirty underbelly. I asked the patrons in the store if he belonged to anyone and learning he did not I took him home. I already had a Border Collie named Chancellor, 2 cats named Mason and Torts, a bird named Jelly Belly and my fish "Oscar". I knew the family would not be eager to add another dog to my clan of pets! So I gave him a bath, fed him, photographed him, and listed him in the local newspaper in the lost and found section. I tried to find a home for him but to no avail . Sooo, within that week, we fell in love with him and Chancellor and Taz became the best of playmates. I don't know who was more blessed by this fate he or I. But I do know that our love for each other is deeper than any relationship I have ever had. He has taught me so much about life, love, commitment and happiness. I thank God every night for leading Taz to me. The vetrinarian estimated him to be 1 year old. I have had him for 12 years and I hope to have him many more. He is a wonderful partner in life...he has never betrayed me.

Forums Motto:
Tazmaniac

The Groups I'm In:
..:: Herding Breeds Association ::.., Welcome Waggin' for Dogsters and Catsters

Sweetpea:
Blue Meryl

I've Been On Dogster Since:
June 20th 2009 More than 4 years!

Rosette, Star and Special Gift History

Dogster Id:
1002624


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