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Australian Cattle Dog/Blue Heeler / Mixed (medium coat)  : :  Female (spayed)  : :  Baby  : :  Large

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About Betsie

  • Status: Available for Adoption (adoption info)
  • Adoption Fee: $325
  • Species: Dog
  • General Color: Red/Golden/Orange/Chestnut with Black
  • Color: Gold/Red/White Merle with Black Markings on Face / Merle
  • Eye Color: Brown
  • Tail Type: Long
  • Current Size: 45 Pounds
  • Potential Size: 60 Pounds
  • Current Age: 1 Year 1 Month (best estimate)
  • Declawed: No
  • Exercise Needs: Moderate
  • Reaction to New People: Friendly

Betsie Ten Boom is such a beautiful pup! And she's just as sweet as she is pretty. We pulled Betsie and her sisters Corrie and Nollie from one of our local shelters when they were in CODE RED status with crates stacked in the halls, trying to avoid having to euthanize any dogs for no reason other than lack of space. Corrie has been adopted, but her sisters Betsie and Nollie are still looking for their forever homes.

The family who adopted Betsie's sister Corrie did a Wisdom Panel DNA test which shows Corrie to be 46% Australian Cattle Dog (Heeler), 39% Great Pyrenees, and then 3% or less of a few other breeds. We're thinking that perhaps mom is the Heeler, since all three sisters have some Heeler characteristics, including Betsie's merle coat. The sisters look different enough from each other that it's possible they each had a different dad. Based on the dark markings on Betsie's face, it's possible her dad might be at least part Anatolian Shepherd or German Shepherd. But we have no way of knowing, unless you want to donate a DNA test for Betsie!

Betsie plays well with other dogs and doesn't discriminate based on sex or size. Betsie goes into a 5' x 10' kennel willingly for meals and is getting accustomed to going into a wire crate for bedtime. She hasn't had any potty accidents in the house, but because she's young, we do make a point of giving her plenty of breaks to play and potty in the yard. We are working with her on leash-training, but we never have enough time to do as much training as we would like, so she will definitely need more practice. Still, she walks reasonably well for a dog who doesn't get much practice on a leash.

Betsie is a very sweet girl who seems eager to please. She has learned the OFF command and has learned to sit for her meals and for treats. She is motivated both by treats and affection, and that usually helps with training, so if you enroll her in puppy class, Betsie should be a star pupil.

Betsie is waiting to become part of a family! If you would like her to be a part of YOUR family, please fill out our application today at

More about Betsie

Good with Dogs, Good with Adults, Somewhat vocal, Requires a yard, Likes to play with toys, Obedient, Playful, Affectionate, Eager To Please

Other Pictures of Betsie (click to see larger version):

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