Australian Kelpie
Picture of Sara, a female Australian Kelpie

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Age: 11 Years   Sex: Female   Weight: 26-50 lbs

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Poo, Little Girl

Doggie Dynamics:
not playfulvery playful

Quick Bio:
-purebred-mutt-dog rescue

February 14th 2004

Anything to chew on.

Other dogs.

Favorite Toy:
Fluffy stuffed animals to rip apart.

Favorite Food:

Favorite Walk:
By the creek.

Best Tricks:
Wave hello, shake, high five & down.

Arrival Story:
After my 14 year old American Eskimo passed away Iwent searching for another dog. I found Sam at the SPCA. I was searching for another cute white fluffy dog and I ended up with a big black & brown shepherd mix. When I found him I thought he was sweet and gentle, but not what I wanted. I left him there that day and then thought about him all night. The next morning I woke up and panicked at the thought that he might have been adopted. I rushed to the shelter and there he was, waiting for me. I love all the dogs that have been in my life, but he, by far, is the best. We had an adjustment period of about 9 months and went to bedience trainining. We were able to work out his issues. When he was about 2 I decided he needed a companion. So I started searching again. I took him with me to an adoption event to meet some dogs. He started playing with another dog who had his exact same markings except that she had a patch of black & white dots on her chest. I always think of a tuxedo shirt when I look at it. I thought it was so cute that they looked alike and I decided to take her home. I named her Sara and I call her my little girl.

Sara turned out to be quite a handfull. She is 5 now and we still have "issues". We have even been on "The Dog Whisperer". It helped a little, but she is still quite a handful. She is probably the worst dog I have owned. But I love her so much. She does have some good qualities. She is very affectionate, playfull and SMART! I thought Sam was smart until I got Sara. It took me 10 minutes to train her "touch" and a week later I'm still working on it with Sam. Maybe it just not Sam's thing. He is smart too. But Sara will be going through some sort of training for the rest of her life to deal with her issues. I recently took her to stay with a behaviorist for a month. She emailed me one day and said that she believed Sara was not a mixed breed, but an Australian Kelpie. I did research on the breed and believe she is a Kelpie. I've never seen a Kelpie in person, but from the pictures I've seen, I'm almost convinced. It never occured to me that I could accidentally pick up a pure breed at a rescue group by mistake.

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