Pepper is a 9 yr old purebred Cattle Dog pulled from a shelter in Tampa. She was an owner surrender no reason given, and no one came in to adopt her. She is a beauty, a well taken care of heeler, a little over weight if anything. She is a bit headstrong and does not have very good leash manners, but she corrects with a verbal very easily. She knows sit, lie down, has a great recall. A simple eh will stop her behaviour in a minute. She is very alert, not shy at all. Very interested in livestock, but not over the top crazy. I believe she would work sheep or cattle. We drove by our cows the other day, and she locked in on them from the car window...and got a little excited..no barking that i have heard. Very active girl, she loves to play ball, and loves squeaky toys. She will let you take them from her mouth. She does get very excited when the other dogs are playing and will pace back and forth, but that is corrected easily. No digging noted. Pepper is on medication for incontinence, we were unable to get precise info from the shelter as to what kind of meds and she came with none. we are having her tested at the vets, and currently she is on good food, no grain and getting holistic medication for that problem. If she is left in the crate for long periods of time, she will be incontinent. She also has crystals in her urine, precursor to stones. Some nights she can go 8 hours without any leakage.She does let you know when she has to go out, and has never had an accident outside of her crate. When outside she goes frequently, altho that is diminishing in frequency. Very confident and likes to snuggle for brief moments, otherwise she is out sniffing and checking out the great outdoors. Someone has taken the time to train this girl. She goes right into her crate, no problem. She does have an issue with other dogs, especially females, she is a very dominant bitch, complete with body language, my girls do not appreciate that. she does better with males and I can put her out in the yard with one or two of my boys..But I still have to watch her. She would do better by herself or another dog that does not interact with dogs..Pepper does like to go into the pond and get wet, have not seen her swim. She will make someone a great companion dog, even at 9 she is more active than some of my youngsters! Great partner for hiking or easy jogging, she would be a great buddy for boating or just hanging out on the couch watching tv!! At 9 yrs old, this girl deserves to take life easy and have a forever home..Please contact us if you are interested in Pepper. She is at the farm in Bradenton. Her adoption fee is $150. If you are interested in fostering Pepper, we would like to talk with you. We have a lot of dogs here and she would do so much better in a place with less or no dogs.
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