When it comes to the breed of many of our dogs here at APA!, we are often taking our best guess. And we guess that Astrid may be part fruit bat. We don't know how else to explain her hilariously disproportionate ears. Even outside of her ears, which she likes to show off at any opportunity, Astrid is a character. She is a fun-loving and affectionate girl who wants to know all she can about the world around her. She is very much a dog who likes to study cause and effect, and is usually quite amused by whatever the effect might be. This has been put to excellent use in her Canine Good Citizen training. Astrid works with a volunteer trainer several times a week toward the goal of passing the American Kennel Club's CGC test! Astrid has been working hard to be a dog you can take anywhere with pride. To pass the CGC test, a dog must demonstrate obedience and general reliability in real world situations. Dogs in APA's CGC program learn to sit and down, walk nicely on leash, sit calmly when approached by strangers or another dog, won't approach people or dogs without permission, greet people appropriately, stay in a sit or down until told, and come when called. As part of APA's CGC program you can work with APA to continue to build a training relationship with Astrid after adoption and get officially CGC certified for free! Check out a video about CGC: https://vimeo.com/89434193 Astrid is super smart and doing great, but she'll always be a bit of a class clown. If you consider yourself a goofball, or maybe love someone who is, you might be a good match for Astrid. Come meet her!