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Brea Australian Cattle Dog / Blue Heeler Baltimore, MD
- Gray / Blue / Silver
- Coat length
- Vaccinations up to date, spayed / neutered.
- Good in a home with
Meet Brea! Brea is a Female Blue Heeler. She is approximately 3 years old and 45 pounds of silly snuggles now that she has come out of her shell. Brea was found as a stray in NJ and never claimed. She appeared to have never been an indoor dog and never had any training. She was afraid of stairs and of being inside a house once brought into a foster home. After a few days of learning the comforts indoors though, she loved coming back inside after walks. Brea is Microchipped and up to date on shots, Rabies vaccine, HW preventative, and flea and tick preventative. She was spayed on 10/3/19. She currently resides in a foster home in Baltimore through Australian Cattle Dog Rescue Association (acdra.org).
Brea has many great qualities! So far Brea has shown her love for kids as young as 3 years old, and her liking of an outdoor cat that she likes to interact with on our walks. Brea seemed to have no leach training before coming into her foster home on 9/13, but has quickly learned how to walk on a leash with only some pulling in certain situations. Brea has also quickly learned commands like- Stay, Wait, Sit, Paw, and laydown. She loves to be brushed and doesn’t mind having her nails clipped!
Brea is cautious when first meeting adults. She warms up quickly to those who she likes. She has been known to nip those who she does not like, so introductions always need to be on the cautious side. Brea has a protective quality when taken for walks. She does not like it when strangers approach or come near us at night when on our walks, and she has no problem expressing that with a growl or a deep bark. This quality can be good for someone who wants to feel safe when walking their dog, but not the best quality if you want your dog to be one who loves everyone. Brea is also reactive to other dogs when she sees them on walks, this is something we are working on with her. Because she can be protective on walks and reactive to other dogs, it is important that Brea’s new owner or owners can handle a dog that can suddenly pull hard when on leash.
Brea is not a barker in the house. She also does not like the crate and is not crated. When I am away from the house, I leave her out on her own with the kitchen off limits by a baby gate. Brea has had no accidents in her foster home and has proven to be able to go 8+ hours alone without destructions or accidents. Brea loves to sleep in and nap. When she is being lazy, she loves to snuggle with her favorite people on the couch. When given treats she receives them very gently. She is picky on the type of treats that she likes. She oddly prefers soft dog treats that come from the dollar store (cheap date!)! Other “fancy” treats she will take from you and then drop it on the ground and leave it there. She has the sweetest grin when she is happy and also loves to bounce when excited. We are working on her “mouthy” cattle dog play biting that she can do when excited. When she is excited, Brea can be bouncy and have spritz of zooming around the house too. This can be fun for adults and children who don’t get scared easily when she gets goofy and in play mode, it is also important that fragile things are not in the way when she wants to play. Brea also likes to go for jogs. I have taken her out for a few 2 mile runs around the harbor in Baltimore and she did great! She likes toys but is still figuring them out as if she never had them before. So far, she does not shred or destroy toys and is learning to play fetch indoors.
Brea is an independent sleeper and loves to sleep in the living room on the rug at night. Brea will make a great companion and would thrive with someone with “smart dog” or Cattle Dog experience. At this time, we are saying that Brea would do best in a home without other dogs as she has not been able to get through leash/walk introductions with other dogs that we have tested her with. She may do well with a confident cat in the home as she likes a neighbor’s cat and interacts with her daily in a positive way outdoors.
Brea is located in Baltimore, MD. For questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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- Australian Cattle Dog / Blue Heeler
- Gray / Blue / Silver
Australian Cattle Dog Rescue Association Inc