Our Poppy Girl
Poppy is a 2 year old AKC, Blue Merle, mini Australian shepherd. She’s 35lb and 15in tall
with strong bones and muscles. She has piercing blue eyes and a super soft thick coat. We’ve
had her since she was a little fluff ball at 9 weeks old. She has brought so much laughter to our
lives. She’s just a big goofball. I think she likes to make us laugh. I have had to limit the fetch
and frisbee until recently because she LOVES to jump and her joints weren’t ready for that. She
will jump with all four feet off the ground and catch a toy with her front paws and put it in her
She likes to be near me but will entertain herself with toys better than any dog I’ve had. She
does have a few favorites that she’ll hide from the other as dogs and go find when she wants to
play. Like a typical Aussie she is very loyal to our family but friendly to other people.
The only time I see any herding signs from her is when the cats are chasing something and she
wants to go after them. That might be more of a prey drive than herding. She never bites the
ankles of my kids running through the yard. She is from show dogs not from working parents.
Poppy has very good eye contact and catches on to new commands very quickly. She will come
up onto the couch if I invite her but does not just get up in my face. She is not a licker.
Poppy has been out on the paddle boards a few times and enjoys the water but we haven’t had
much water here this year. She loves to go on mountain bike rides when we go for short rides
with the little kids. She is working on endurance. They are really not supposed to run further
than a couple miles until they are fully developed.
If you are looking for a companion dog to take on adventures and make you laugh, one of
Poppy’s puppies might be for you.