Acquired: Rescue / shelter organization
Training: Previous owner
Posted April 18, 2016
Sweetie was adopted as a puppy from the shelter. She is a very independent dog but loves her family time as well. She will go off on her own when she is looking for down time. She can be a little over zealous with kids and we always watch her around our granddaughters who are 2 and 4. This dog was born to do the job of a collie and will herd the grandkids as well as other dogs. Her best quality is that she is extremely easy to train. In fact, she trained herself how to open the back door to get back into the house from the yard. She only barks when she has a reason to and it means something is up. Her fur is long and difficult to deal with. Shedding in the spring time is a mess. Brushing is required at least once a week. She is highly intelligent and gets bored easy, which results in digging in the back yard if left to her own demise. She was very easy to housebreak. She only chewed as a puppy and occupying her with bones and toys has always done the trick. She listens very well and comes when called always on the first time. She does get excited with new people and likes to jump, but we do not allow her to do that.