Photo Comments Age: 11 Years Sex: Female Weight: 51-100 lbs
Leave a bone for Roxie
Dogster stats for Roxie
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herding other dogs, of course! playing tug
people with weird energy. She'll just stand in front of them and bark incessantly. Unnerving.
big, nubbie, blue Kong-like bone
dog food-wise, she's not picky. Anything that hits the floor, including vegetables. But of course, meat, salmon...
Any walk is her favorite walk. Around the lake near our house - esp. if she can spot a squirrel.
She used to bring in the Sunday paper. Some spectacular frisbee catching. Bang - dead dog. Anything you teach her. As a puppy, I taught her to sit in one 15 minute session.
We got Roxie from a puppy shelter. She was listed on the website as a "mixed breed". She was in a pen with a litter of solid brown puppies. They were all in a dog pile, playing together, but she was apart from them with a toy. We had no idea what she was when we got her. Because the shelter didn't know, either, she was in the lowest price range. The only info the shelter had was that she was picked up in New Mexico. As she grew, (you know that awkward teen phase - leggy, HUGE ears?!) we kept looking at breed books and finally discovered the Dutch Shepherd breed and knew that's what she was. How did a rare breed Dutchie end up in a shelter from NM? Where are her littermates? We got her at about 10 weeks old, so I think she was taken from her mother too young; she doesn't have good doggie etiquette.
Roxie is SOOO smart. We feel guilty she's not "working". If I had had the time, I would have loved to have gotten her into obstacle course competitions. She follows hand and voice commands beautifully (when she's in the mood!). She's not as affectionate as the breed is supposed to be, but that's probably due to whatever happened in her early puppyhood. But you look in those amber eyes when she's trying to communicate with you, and you just know she's so darn smart! She can understand simple sentences, such as: "Bring your BIG bone" (she'd get the bigger of her two toy bones), "Go upstairs. Get your bone", or "Chris is up" (she'd cock her head, listen for her master's movement, then charge upstairs). She's smart, beautiful, and funny.
I've Been On Dogster Since:
|January 17th 2010
||More than 3 years!
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