Facts About Me
Breed Kelpie German Shepherd Cross
Age 5 yrs 7 mths
Size 31 kgs
More About Me
Daphne would ideally love a home where someone is home more often than not. She is very people orientated and will make a devoted, loyal companion. She needs a home where she is welcome to be involved with family activities that are active and eager to get 'out and about' and have fun with Daphne. She needs to be the only permanent dog in the home.
She will not suit homes with residents that are very young, frail, elderly, renters, time poor or full time workers.
Tolerance to Being Alone During the Day
She will alert to something strange but is not currently a nuisance barker. Daphne will suit any of the following:
While she prefers human company she can cope alone.
High - will run and run, cannot miss a day.
When ON a lead ...
Like most dogs she starts off pulling but settles.
Daphne obeys commands to stop, sit and walk when on street corners.
Daphne is strong and can pull when distracted by e.g. another dog.
When OFF a lead ...
She stays close by and comes when called. She will also respond to being commanded to stop and wait.
Type of Yard Required
Daphne needs a large secure and interesting yard with 6 foot fencing. She is not destructive and can be trusted unsupervised inside.
Likes, Dislikes, Fears, Endearments and Quirks
By far Daphne's strongest qualities are her loyalty and affection. ''I'd honestly trust her with my life,'' says he carer.
She loves hugs and is playful.
She likes playing tug of war with her squeaky toys - chickin lickin (chook) and rosy posy (pig). Other favourite pastimes include:
Daphne is frightened of thunder and can get anxious during storms.
Daphne is very intuitive, intelligent and interacts with her family - letting her owner know when it is time for a cuddle or a pat with a gentle nuzzle. When called she will pick up one of her squeaky toys and bring it with her. When needing to go in or out she will stand at the door quietly or bark once.
Being the character she is Daphne will sometimes start chewing her squeaky toy when her owner starts talking on the phone.
Minor skin condition only on her nose - easy to control.
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