Liddy is an Australian Cattle Dog / Australian Shepard mix. When she joined us, we were told she was two years old.
Cattle Dogs, also known as Blue Heelers, or Queensland Heelers were bred to help move the Australian cattle herds across the sub-continent. They are smart, tough and hard workers. You can find out more details at the American Kennel Club (AKC) and wikipedia
Liddy came to us in May of 2013 and quickly let us know that if we weren’t going to give her a job, she was going to make one. We found a trainer at PawsAbilities, in Fife, WA where we were educated in the ways of the Heeler, and dog training in general (its not really about training the dog.)
Liddy is registered with the AKC as Liddy II CGC. The CGC title is short for Canine Good Citizen.
Liddy is also registered with Therapy Dogs International (TDI). We enjoy visiting with kids at a number of schools in our community, and with assisted living facilities.
Dave originally hired her to walk him. She forced him to get up from behind his desk and go walk every day. Still does. Her duties have grown to include notifying him when alarms are beeping in the kitchen, or June is calling from the other side of a shop. These Signal Dog Services are growing as Liddy and Dave identify more ways she can be of assistance.