I went to a local snimal swap to sell some roos and ended up coming back with a 6 year old australian blue heeler . She (brittany) is a sweety and for free ya can't really go wrong. Nothing appears to be wrong with her and she is completely house broken. She isn't fixed and is expected to come into heat in january. My plan for this girl is to train her to protect the chickens while they are free ranging, as well as a companion for my lhasa apso while we are away at work. So far the lhasa (gizmo) doesn't seem to mind her unless my DH is petting her then he begins to growl but i figure this is normal and its kind of like chickens establishing a pecking order. Today she is getting a flea bath just to be on the safe side. I don't think the previous owners ever bathed her so i hope she doesn't hate me when i put her in the tub. I got a new digital camera yesturday so i will be posting pics as soon as i figure out how to use it LOL.