Color: White stripe up face and spots on legs and chest
Eye Color: Yellow
Ear Type: Semi-erect
Tail Type: Curled
Current Size: 24 Pounds
Potential Size: 55 Pounds
Current Age: 5 Months 26 Days (best estimate)
Obedience Training Needed: Needs Training
Exercise Needs: Moderate
Grooming Needs: Low
Shedding Amount: Moderate
Owner Experience Needed: Species
**Will be available for adoption July 14th**
7/20/21 Made some good progress. She is excellent with the crate. More than willing to go for 2 mile walks. No accidents in almost 2 weeks. She has mastered "sit" - "down", "stay", and "up" are almost there.
Dogs that are twice her size makes her hesitate. She wants to greet everyone she sees on walks.
7/11/21 Astra will chase the critters and birds. We are starting some basic training - she does know her name, but doesn't always respond at this point. She is completely crate trained and knows to go into her crate for meal times, and with a treat in hand, that she knows you've got, will go to the crate on the "kennel" command.
She often likes to cuddle with another dog if she can. She is more than willing to rough-house and play chase with another dog if they are game for it.
Astra is a 4 month old, spayed, female, Lab mix - we believe she has Anatolian Shepard in her due to double dew claws and markings. Astra is a Texas pup that arrived with 2 litter mates. One of her litter mates was lost due to Parvo back in Texas - she and the others were quarantined, tested, and cleared. As of today she has had her last round of vaccinations.
Astra's house training is coming along nicely - she hasn't messed her crate once, and that is where she sleeps at night - all night. Otherwise, we crate her when no one is home. Her interactions with other dogs has been quite good, she likes to greet with typical puppy behavior, but has recognized that when the resident geriatric Lab didn't want to play, she didn't harass her. The other resident Lab is playing with her daily and as you can see from a photo that she is fine with Astra cuddling with her. At the Vet's office there was a super excited Bulldog that Astra was intimidated by, but there was a 100lb. German Shepard and a 7lb Chihuahua there too that she wanted to meet.
Astra has typical puppy behaviors of wanting socks and shoes, but listens pretty well with a negative noise and being given something else. Of course, puppies want to test everything in their mouth, and she really likes to get her fiber with sticks and tree bark, which I don't let her keep. Astra behaves like a typical puppy, but she isn't energy charged like a typical puppy. She will happily occupy herself for a half hour at a time with toys and chews.
On walks we have a small harness on her and are working on leash manners. So far when strangers approach she hangs back and watches the approach, but at the Vet's office she was all for the TLC. If you are willing to cuddle her, she is willing to let you.
All in all, she has been a pretty good house-guest for a puppy.
More about Astra
Good with Dogs, Good with Adults, Somewhat vocal, Does Good in the Car, Requires a yard, Cratetrained, Likes to play with toys, Playful, Affectionate, Intelligent
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