Cassie came with her name and knew it so we just decided to keep it. We don't know what she is crossed between because the place we got her only knew that she was six years old. But she seems very active for a six year old! She loves cheese, football, staring out the window, stalking cats and bathing in stagnant mud at the park! She is a very vocal dog and whines with pleasure whenever anyone comes to the house. She also howls along to the harmonica which is very funny.