Charley the Australian Shepherd

Puppy Breed: Australian Shepherd

Charley's dad says: When we picked out Charley, we had to choose between the mellow but kind of dull puppy and the one with more personality who had a distinct tendency to chew on anything he could get his sharp little puppy teeth on. It didn't take us long to decide on the puppy version of Jaws, and it's been a fun ride ever since! Like any Aussie, Charley has tons of energy, which usually gets let out during our neighborhood "puppy playtime." While at home, he hangs out in his crate and is very content in there, although he does occasionally use the puppy mind trick to try to encourage us to let him out to play. His favorite trick is chasing the laser pointer wildly up and down the stairs, barking at it ferociously. (Thankfully, this is one of the only times he barks.) Right now, Charley is spending the summer in Maine, visiting with his cousin Scupper and learning how to swim. He's still working up to following Scupper and jumping off the dock. Maybe by the end of the summer...