LiLi (pronounced Lee Lee) was adopted by a family when she was just a puppy. They thought that having a dog would complete their family picture. As well intentioned as they were, they didn't realize that dogs take time and love. Every member of their family works extremely long hours, and LiLi was left alone day after day, month after month. They finally decided that she deserved better. And she does, because this is one very joyful dog! LiLi loves people, loves dogs and has even grown to love cats! She has enough energy that she would make a wondeful jogging companion once she has fully mastered the art of not pulling on her leash. Oh, and one other thing: LiLi is fluent in Mandarin Chinese. No, seriously, because of her previous family she understands commands in Mandarin Chinese which may explain why she looks at us like we're crazy when we talk to her! lol We simply love this sweet girl and so will you!
Foster Update: Lili is a fantastic dog! She would be an excellent family dog - she LOVES kids and they love her! She is already a favorite of all the fosters we have had with the kids. She is well behaved, a lot of fun, and very affectionate. Lili loves to play, but is not overly active - really a perfect balance. The only thing I can see that is a slight imperfection about her is that she pulls on the leash some. We haven't done too much walking though because it has been raining pretty much since we picked her up, but we are going to be working on it asap. Here are some other points of interest about her:
Not a barker
Not a chewer
Very healthy and in great shape, no skin problems
Responsive and obedient
Good with other dogs but more interested in people
Likes to play with toys - chase and fetch
So loving and friendly
No fears, settles in quickly
Foster Update:Lili is great and she is getting along great with everyone, cats and humans. She is very sweet tempered and patient with my 4 yro son, and she is so calm. Reed told me she pulls when you walk her on the leash, so when I took her out in the harness I was expecting to be dragged around, but she was a perfect lady. The only, its not even a complaint, is she stops to smell every blade of grass lol. Lili was very nice to all the other dogs here in the subdivision, but I did not let her off the leash in the feild to play with some of them. I didn't know if she would run away. She was weary at first of the house, me, my son, and surroundings. By the end of the day she and my son were chasing each other with the new toy I bought for her, it's like three interlocking rings, two of rubber and middle of the thick rope. She is also beautifully house broken. I showed her the sliding glass door to the outside and how to get out of the porch once, and into the grass she went. Lili now just goes up to the door gives a small whine, and does the same when she wants to be let back in. Lili is a VERY nice dog, she is really sweet and a very loving dog. I think she would make a Great! family pet, expecially with multiple kids, ages toddlers and up, that can run around and chase.
According to www.dogbreedinfo.com, the Boxer's ancestors were two German mastiff type dogs, the Bullenbeiszer and the Barenbeiszer. They were later crossed with the powerful ancestors of the Mastiff and Bulldog. Early on, these dogs were prized for hunting, bull baiting, and for pulling carts. A bit farther down the family tree, Boxer ancestors became cattle dogs, and were used to round up livestock. They were also popular circus and theater dogs because they learned tricks so easily. Breeding was rather indiscriminate until the first Boxer studbook was started in 1904, stabilizing the breed standard. In spite of its German origins, "Boxer" is an English name that suitably describes the dog's punchy fighting style. Though early Boxers may have been quite ferocious, the breed today is a very gentle, loving family companion. Some of the Boxer's talents are watchdogging, guarding, police work, military work, search & rescue, competitive obedience, schutzhund and performing tricks. The Boxer is happy, high-spirited, playful, curious and energetic. Highly intelligent, eager and quick to learn, but can be stubborn and sneaky. The Boxer is a good dog for competitive obedience. Constantly on the move, bonding very closely with the family. Loyal and affectionate, Boxers are known for the way they get along so well with children. A well brought-up and properly socialized Boxer will also get along with his own kind and other household pets. However one Boxer owner reported; their Boxer is best friends with their many barn cats and second dog, but will chase and eat their ducks and other farm birds. The female boxer will often get into fights with other female dogs, trying to display her dominance. If one owns a female boxer and another female dog, they will get along and even play most of the time, however they will most likely fight from time to time. It has been said that the name Boxer came from the way the Boxer likes to use is front paws for just about everything. If you have ever watched a Boxer go about his business you may have noticed the way he paws at his toys, food bowl and you for that matter, in a very playful cat-like way. Some Boxers have been known to paw at their food or water bowl if they are empty. Playfully barking, pawing and playing with the bowl, flipping it upside-down and putting their front paws on the top of the bowl, sliding it around the house barking and whining until someone fills it for them. It looks like a silly game, but the Boxer knows what he is trying to tell you, he's hungry! While participating the sport of schutzhund, Boxers are known to jump up and use their front paws as if they are boxing. They are very clownish and playful and have been known to grab and carry ANYTHING around including your knickknacks if he thinks he can get away with it. The Boxer's nature is to protect you, your family, and your home. Known visitors will be welcomed boisterously. They are always keen to work and play. Boxers need lots of human companionship. They can be rather boisterous and even in old age are still extremely athletic. Teach the Boxer not to be boisterous and especially not to jump up at people. Boxers LOVE to jump. This breed is noted for courage and makes great guard dogs. Boxers have a wide use in military and police work. Training should start young and be firm and consistent. This breed requires a dominant owner. An excellent watchdog, the Boxer will restrain an intruder in the same way a Bulldog does. They have a life expectancy of 11-14 years.
More about LiLi the Boxer/Aussie Mix
Good with Dogs, Good with Cats, Good with Kids, Good with Adults, Plays fetch, Likes to play with toys, Obedient, Playful, Affectionate, Eager To Please, Intelligent
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