Mattie is a Border Collie/Whippet mix who is under a year old. She was found as a stray. She was extremely shy and scared when she came to my home, and will most likely need a few days to feel comfortable when she moves to her final foster home/adoptive home. She does wonderfully with all of my six dogs of varying ages and breeds (though mainly herding breeds). She was recently introduced to a small dog that came to my home for a day, she growled at him through the dog gate, then once corrected by myself, she was back to her normal happy self. She loves to run and play with the other dogs. I have 11 acres of mostly horse pasture, and she runs around and around the area where I have my house. She is very fast and athletic. During my workday, Mattie is outside in a kennel with another dog, and does well besides some barking. When I am home, she is in the house with the other dogs. She is good around my cats, does not chase them, but does walk where they are and watches them. She is very good at recall, and knows her name. If she can hear me, she listens and comes back to me when called. She is great on leash, and is a gentle girl. At times she gets excited and jumps straight up in front of me. Mattie does have herding sense and loves to run to the fence and watch the goats/ewe along with the other dogs.
She is a very lean, thin girl who loves to eat. She is great to eat in the same room with the other dogs, and if a dog comes to take her food, she allows it. She needs to be let out to the bathroom after she eats.
She loves to dig in the dog yard and has a fun time doing it. She is very easy going and quiet, and loves individual attention.