Photography by Lara Blair
April 28th, 2016

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– THIS DOG IS NOT BEING HOMED THROUGH THE PIXIE PROJECT. THIS IS A COURTESY POSTING; PLEASE CONTACT JO AT THE INFO BELOW FOR MORE INFORMATION –

 

Daisy is a world traveling, 6.5 year old, 57 pound Staffordshire Bull Terrier mix. She is a Gemini, originally from Western Australia, and has a goofy-sweet personality. Daisy is energetic and needs her exercise. She’s house broken, well-mannered, and obedience trained. Will only get on the furniture if invited and it is covered with a blanket. Appreciates a sweater in cold weather and likes to be covered with a towel. She’s spayed, microchipped, and current on vaccinations.

Favorite activities: Snuggling, playing fetch with a human using a ball flinger, sunbathing (she’s a true blue Aussie), chewing on sticks and antlers, continuing her obsession with squeaky Kong tennis balls, kissing on humans, rolling, riding shotgun, waking up next to a human, long walks on the beach, and swimming
Commands she knows: sit, stay, down, leave it, come, up, off, slow, wait, paw (Aussie version of shake), back up, back seat, let’s cross(the street), gentle and probably many more that I am just not recalling now. She is extremely smart, sensitive, and learns very quickly.

Cats: needs a cat free home (she is a cat chaser)

Dogs: Would be best as an only dog in the home.
As far as dog friends in a social setting, she prefers smaller, polite, gentle dogs with good social skills. She appears to simply enjoy being in the company of other dogs. I have seen her run and lightly play with dogs slightly smaller than her size. I have never seen her play rough or tackle another dog. She seems to enjoy playing fetch with a human much more than playing with other dogs. Daisy needs slow, one-on-one introductions to other dogs, supervised by humans that clearly understand dog behavior, particularly staffy behavior. She gets nervous around dogs that are larger than she is and barking or hyper dogs are overwhelming for her, so keeping her safe from dog parks is best.

Children: I don’t have any experience of Daisy living in a household with kids, but she seems to enjoy respectful children, though sometimes forgets her size and strength. I’d think she’d probably be best with kids maybe age 7 and up.

She is very fearful of thunderstorms and fireworks, so proper care should be taken in providing her a safe area indoors away from these noises.

She is athletic and can be a jumper, so should not be left outdoors. She prefers to be indoors with humans (if she had her choice, all the time) and is very well behaved.

If you are interested in meeting her, contact Jo at

I’m currently living in the Portland area. I can and will make a meet and greet happen if you’d like.






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