Daisy


Basenji/Border Collie
Picture of Daisy, a female Basenji/Border Collie

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Home:Vancouver, WA  
Age: 18 Years   Sex: Female   Weight: 51-100 lbs

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Nicknames:
Daisy Duke, Duke, Dukes, Pukes, Puker, Poops, Pooper, Poop Factory, Cutie, Cutie Patootie, Crazy Daisy

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

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Quick Bio:
-mutt-deaf -dog rescue

Birthday:
March 26th 1996

Likes:
Having a toy in her mouth at all times, staring out the window watching for something to walk, run or drive by so she can whine and put a toy in her mouth, rubbing herself on every couch, chair and carpet in the house after eating, drinking or bathing.

Pet-Peeves:
When Onyx steals the toy from her mouth, when we can't get to where we are going fast enough, or seeing another dog (growwwwl!)

Favorite Toy:
Any toy that fits in her mouth, but favors fleecy balls.

Favorite Food:
This dog is not picky - she will eat lint off the floor if she finds it before you do.

Favorite Walk:
One that doesn't take too long to drive to!

Best Tricks:
Catching balls in mid-air, rolling over, crawling, and constantly moving!

Arrival Story:
We wanted to have a second dog, so during a time in which I was unemployed for some time and home during the dayk, we decided that was the best time in which to adopt and train a dog. We checked out our local rescue/foster organization's website and saw many dogs we liked so we decided to go meet a few. We went to the foster org's adoption evening at a local pet store one afternoon. On the way into the store, we saw a person walking out with the cutest looking RCA dog. We got into the store and talked with the foster organizers and decided to complete the paperwork beforehand, that way when we did find a dog, either that night or some other, we could just take them home right away. While filling out the paperwork, we saw the RCA dog come back in - oh she must be up for adoption! We had thought she was a customer's dog and they were leaving, but turns out just out on a potty break. Anyway, she seemed to want to go back outside and not be in the store...and that is how my other dog acts when in a store (too stimulating) and she is a great dog, so we thought maybe she would be a great dog too. Well she is now but boy did we have our work cut out for us at first, and we still have one major struggle with her - she is dog aggressive. Not towards our other dog, thankfully, but every other dog in the world. Sigh. She was 5 or 6 years old when we adopted her. Her backstory is somewhat vague - apparently she was 1 of 2 family dogs. The other dog developed aggressive cancer and either died or was euthanized. We were told that Daisy then became very demanding of the family's attention and acting out badly. When we got her she was in a foster setting, but that person was unable to deal with her much longer and she would be going to the pound. Well she was a challenge. The first full day we had her, she jumped our privacy fence and ran away. How she did not get hit by a car was a complete act of God. We lived on a busy road at the time and then she ran about 2 miles away before we caught up with her. She did this several times in the first few months we had her. She would continually get into our garbage in the kitchen and make huge messes and eat things she shouldn't be eating. And she was dog aggressive to all dogs, except ours. That is the only thing we have not been able to get her to stop doing. She no longer runs away or gets into the trash, or anything else bad. She is a great dog in the house and listens to every word you say. She is more obedient than my other dog! Except when it comes to other dogs. Sigh. We have to warn people with loose dogs all the time to not let their dog come up to her as she will snap at them. I really want to tell them to put their dog on a leash since it is the law! However, we always get the dirty looks because our dog starts getting aggressive when she sees another dog. We keep her on a leash at all times, no exceptions, and we keep her far away from other dogs now that we know she is this way, but it still amazes us how many people don't leash their dogs in public, and how many more don't listen to our warning and then when their loose dog comes up to Daisy and she snaps at them, we get the dirty looks and comments. I really wish she wasn't that way and we work hard every day on it and we have seen huge improvements since we first got her, however, she still has that aggression in there. She is the sweetest, most loving dog with people though. She absolutely loves her family and is always alert to what we are doing, follows me around the house all day, and comes to greet you as soon as you roll over in bed in the morning. She gets so excited when someone gets home and runs to the other person with a toy in her mouth and tail a waggin' to let them know - hey! Someone's home!!! She makes us laugh and we love her!

Forums Motto:
Crazy Daisy

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I've Been On Dogster Since:
March 6th 2004 More than 10 years!

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Dogster Id:
13877


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