Acquired: Rescue / shelter organization
Training: No training
Posted December 19, 2017
This is my sweet girl, G-Bear. She is a 4 year old Border Chow. I don't know what I would do without her!!! From the moment I met her in the shelter, I knew she was something special. G-Bear is very intelligent and inquisitive. She used to be really shy when meeting other people (actually she would totally ignore them) but now she is coming out of her shell, and even greeting new people with a great big bear hug. Interaction with other dogs is an odd spectacle, she's a bit socially awkward and doesn't know how to initiate play. You can always tell what she is thinking, her face is full of emotion and expression. You can see the cogs turning in her head when she's trying to solve a problem- like getting her squeaky toy off the tall kitchen counter or from behind the couch. She does very well with my infant son, she has a lot of patience. She is also talkative, but knows when it is time to be quiet as well. She picks up on emotions and small gestures, she is very in-tune with her surroundings. Ever watchful. I don't have to raise my voice with her, or even have to say anything sometimes. However, she does play favorites and picks one person to bond with in the family (and listen to). My husband has a hard time getting her to obey commands or come to him. I would recommend this mixed breed to people and families who enjoy an active, playful, smart dog. This is not a couch potato dog. She loves playing fetch outside, climbing, and giving big hugs. I love my little G-Bear.