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Bella

Australian Shepherd / Australian Cattle Dog Mix

Overall satisfaction

5/5

Acquired: Other (stray, given dog by friend etc.)

Gender: Female

Training: Previous owner

Quick to learn and train

4/5

Emotionally stable

5/5

Family oriented

5/5

Child safety

5/5

Safe with small pets

4/5

Doesn’t bark a lot

3/5

Health

5/5

Easy to groom

3/5

Great watch dog

5/5

Great guard dog

5/5

What a great dog!

By

United States

Posted March 28, 2014

Bella is such a wonderful dog! My 3 year old adores her and they do everything together. Bella tolerates a lot from her best friend. They play dress up, and my 3 year old tries to ride Bella. She has almost succeeded a few times, but Bella usually just stands up and walks away if she's not in the mood. The only time Bella has ever barked at any of us (besides alerting the rest of the family that we are home) is when my toddler tries to play with Bella while she's chewing on her rawhide bone. We also have a newborn and Bella has been very curious about him. She loves him, though, and will come over to him and lick his hands and just lay next to him. Bella is even great with my chickens. We introduced them to her when they were just chicks, and they are good friends now. We have new chicks now and Bella is very curious about them. As far as I know Bella has never met a cat, although if she hears a meow she goes crazy. I don't think she would get along well with a cat.

Bella can be destructive if there is chocolate involved. We cannot leave anything that looks or smells like food within her reach (especially chocolate). She has somehow climbed up on our dining room table to get chocolate off of it. She also ate my homemade lotion bar and lip gloss.

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