DoB: May 1, 2014
HERDING INSTINCT: Unknown
ISSUES: Herding/nipping children & smaller animals
Initially, Libby was quiet & quite reserved when she arrived, as well as a few pounds overweight. However, now that she is comfortable out here, she is very herdy & constantly bugging certain dogs in an effort to make them move so she can chase them. If they are willing, she does wrestle with them as well & so far, meets new dogs very well & politely.
Unless they are small dogs. Then she goes into the hard border collie stare & really wants to pounce on them. Not sure how she'd be around cats - she does show a keen interest in the feral cats on the other side of the fence.
She is also quite vocal when trying to get other dogs to play. She shows some interest in toys but is more interested in the dog that goes after the toys. Except for the constant bugging of dogs to make them move, she is a pretty sweet dog when not distracted by moving things.
Libby was returned to the original rescue because she nipped one of the children of her home and, even though we understand she was provoked, the family decided to get rid of her & a second dog they had adopted.
Lend a Paw Animal Rescue transferred her to us in the hope that she would find a home with experience with the breed & the herding behaviours.