Susie 9 yr old spayed female - FL
Susie's personality: Very friendly. Loves!!! everyone. Will work for food. Settles nicely in the house.
No "accidents" in house or in her "dog suite." Not destructive (except for stuffies, pressed rawhide bones, etc.). Her memory foam indoor bed, her outdoor bed, all furniture, etc. are all respected. She does need exercise and a "job." She appears to be a typical higher drive working line mal. The evaluator at PlayDog Excellent said that she was "pushy" (how unusual for a mal :D ) but that with her intelligence, athletic ability, and strength she would probably excel at most dog sports (agility, flyball, lure coursing, etc.). She is very "nosey" and would probably excel at nosework also. She needs work with her focus and consistency with obedience. She is an independent thinker (a mixed blessing) but could learn to follow a leader who provides her with dog sport "fun." As I said she will work for treats. She is seeking a person to bond closely with...a person who will provide her with lots of physical and mental stimulation....she gets bored very quickly. She will allow you to touch her all over, mouth, feet, ears, etc. without problem. She loves to be petted and groomed, and will roll over to have her tummy rubbed, even by a less than gentle toddler. She will come to the edge of the bed in the morning and give you morning kisses if she is allowed to.
She knows sit, down, come and stay but is only partially reliable, so additional training will be needed. She is a very strong girl who doesn't know her own strength, and can pull and push pretty hard. She seems highly intelligent and wants to please her owner so she can be trained, but in the meantime, a pinch collar is highly recommended for control. She cannot be left alone in a fenced back yard (even six foot privacy fence) as she will get bored and launch herself over the fence. So you can see, even at her age, she is very athletic, and shows few signs of her age. She is a bit overweight though and lacks muscle tone so more exercise would be great for her.
OK here are the negatives: loves to greet you by jumping up and wrapping her paws around her (working on this); when she wants to show you something she sometimes takes your hand in her mouth and tries to lead you (working on this too); sometimes shows her affection by "nibbling" on your arm (grooming nibbles). Very strong and athletic and could knock younger children and older adults down easily. However, she is extremely gentle with her foster's toddler – very tolerant of the hyper energy, occasional shrieking, poking, prodding, hair pulling and smacking. Seems any human attention is good attention.
Susie loves her human's attention and needs to be an only dog. While with fosters, she has had mixed responses to other dogs, but will be snarky and eventually aggressive if another dog gets too much attention. This is not general dog aggression, but seems to be strictly limited to her person, and other dogs in the household. She is fine on walks, and prefers to ignore other dogs when with her human. Those she has met, her responses were totally appropriate. NO CATS. Cats would not be safe around her.
Although she likes to have "her person" all to herself, and can be pushy or demanding, she can also settle in the house. She can be very content to lie on her bed nearby.
She is hard to get good pictures of because she won't sit still. She is very beautiful with her dark face and heavy black overlay, expressive dark eyes, beautiful conformation (in my opinion...very elegant looking). She has one "floppy" ear caused by trauma (according to vet...scar tissue present); several small tumor like things on her back the vet said weren't cancerous. They can be removed when she has a dental so she won't have to be put under more than once.
For more information about Susie, please contact: Janet
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