Meet Dixie

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Tan w/White Australian Cattle Dog/Labrador Retriever Mix
Age: 4 years 10 months
House Trained: Yes
Good with Kids: Yes Over 6
Good with Cats: Unsure
Good with Dogs: Yes

Dixie is a 5 year old, 57 lb Australian Cattle Dog/Labrador Retriever mix. She has a beautiful red coat with speckles on her paws. Dixie loves to play with toys, and playing fetch is one of her favorite games. She also loves to play with the other dogs in her foster home, but she doesn't seem to know when playtime is over, so she can annoy older, more sedate dogs. She will do well with another dog of her size and energy level, and she would also do well as an only dog, as long as she gets plenty of exercise & play time with her people. Cattle dogs are working dogs, so if she doesn't have a job to do, she needs plenty of physical and mental stimulation. Dixie is very smart and alert. She sees and hears everything! She also has her sweet, loving side. She loves to curl up in her favorite chair and be petted. She gladly hops in the car and is a good passenger. She needs a little more training on leash walking, but using a harness helps a lot. She would probably make a great walking or running partner after she gets settled in at her new home. She already knows to "sit" for a treat, and she is treat motivated, so she will be easy to train. Dixie needs calm, positive reinforcement as she startles easily. She can be very rambunctious, and jumps up on people when excited, so we are recommending no kids under the age of 10. Dixie is not for first time dog owners. She needs someone experienced with cattle dogs or smart working dogs in general. Dixie will not do well in apartment life either, as she barks at unknown noises. Dixie has the potential to be the most awesome dog for the right adopter!