Sam is an Australian cattle dog/ German shorthaired pointer mix. In terms of behavior, his cattle dog heritage is dominant. He acts as the Palace Guard and protector of his sister Xenia, Empress of all she surveys.
Like most herd dogs, he likes his herd, human and feline, to be where they belong. His ongoing frustrations get caused by the herd’s complete lack of understanding that he is the boss.
Born – Virginia Beach, Virginia
Favorite treats – dad’s sea biscuits, vanilla ice cream
Turn-ons – chasing chipmunks and squirrels
Sworn duties – Herding the cat and his humans
Turnoffs- getting wet – dad may go for all this water stuff, but a good cattle dog likes dry land!
Sam won’t tell you that the chipmunks refer to him as “Killer” for his murderous behavior towards them. The cat hates it that he always snitches to me when she is about to do something terrible, which is at least twice a day.