Acquired: Rescue / shelter organization
Training: Crate, Agility
By JMalone CVT
Goreville, Illinois, United States
Posted December 20, 2018
When I was 20 I had started running quite frequently. I realized that I would enjoy a dog that would run with me as well. A dog that I could count on to be as energetic as I was and that would keep up. I wanted a dog that was built for running as some dog breeds are not. That is when Jaycee found me. She was a two-year-old black tri-colored female miniature Austrailian Shepherd. I say Jaycee found me because she was everything I did not want. I wanted a standard blue or red merle Austrailian Shepherd instead I decided Jaycee needed me.
She was one very intelligent dog and unlike other herding breeds, she was not so intelligent that she could be stubborn, but so intelligent that she lived to please me. If a person does not believe that a dog can love then they need to own an Austrailian Shepherd to be proved otherwise.
Her only downfall was that she was not good around people who would fear her. She could sense their uneasiness and at that, she did not like and she would bark at them. She expected a stable environment. Her one job was to please me and take care of my needs if someone stepped into our world and everything was not 100% then she would bark at them in her way telling them they were not welcome.