Hi, I'm Dakota!
My people say I am a gentle, smart, social butterfly!
I am always careful to be super gentle with kids and other animals. I love to always be right next to my people and am happy to wait near them while they do laundry or dishes, or if they spend an hour in the bathroom.
They also say I am at the top of the intelligence and training scale. I always want to learn more, and my goal is to make them as happy as possible with my behavior.
I am not super food motivated, but I'm always happy to respond to their commands!
I have plenty of energy for fun and especially swimming (it's one of my most favorites), but can quickly calm myself when it's time to relax.
(*Dakota was born in October 2020, and is currently completing evaluations to enter into the breeding program.)
Paw Print Genetics tested:
Collie Eye Anomaly WT/WT Normal (clear)
Degenerative Myelopathy WT/M (Carrier)
Hereditary Cataracts (Australian Shepherd Type)WT/WT Normal (clear)
Hyperuricosuria WT/WT Normal (clear)
Intestinal Cobalamin Malabsorption (Australian Shepherd Type)WT/WT Normal (clear)
Intestinal Cobalamin Malabsorption (Border Collie Type)WT/WT Normal (clear)
Multidrug Resistance 1WT/WT Normal (clear)
Multifocal Retinopathy 1WT/WT Normal (clear)
Progressive Retinal Atrophy, Progressive Rod-Cone Degeneration WT/WT Normal (clear)