Breed: Australian Shepherd
Age: 9 years
Color: Tri-Split face Blue Merle
Name Meaning: Earth
Zodiac Sign: Aries
Birthday: March 29th, 2011
Color: Tri Split face Blue Merle
Name Meaning: “Earth” in Latin; named after the Teen Titans character Terra
Nicknames: Tiara, Tiramisu, Ter, Taro, TaroBean
Favorite Toys: Stuffed toys, Tug Ropes, Frisbees, Balloons
Favorite Activities: Learning Tricks, Agility, Chase, Tug, Keep-a-way, herding, running, biking
Dislikes: Water being sprayed at her face (Terra does not like hose-chasing!)
NTD (Novice Trick Dog)
ITD (Intermediate Trick Dog)
CGC (Canine Good Citizen)
- 2013 Online Gallery of the Bark-Smiling Dogs
- 2015 Fido Friendly Magazine’s TongueOut Calendar Cover
- 2012 Voted Fan Favorite for HauteDog: Wet Nose Culture Magazine’s August Cover Dog Contest
- 2013 Finalist in the PetHub Summer Adventures Video Contest
Terra joined our family as a puppy around 8 weeks old. She came from JailHouse Aussies. Her Dam was Scarlet and her Sire was Justin.
I got to interact with Ash a little bit as a puppy, but then only saw her every four or five months since Bella and I had to go back to Flagstaff for school. She was quite the energetic puppy with flashing sharp teeth!
With little interaction, rules, and direction, this super cute little ball of fuzz became quite the out of control terror.
Almost at her wit’s end and having suffered multiple bruises from the pup’s inappropriate behavior, my grandma was going to re-home Ash and find a ranch for her to live on. My brother said he wanted her, although he couldn’t take her to college with him since he would be living on campus-I said I’d take her until after he graduated. So she came to Flagstaff with Bella and me in the Fall of 2012.
She joined Bella and me on our adventures-from camping to walks in the forest to Yappy Hours and fostering. She joined us in learning tricks, our photo taking, studio training, practicing Agility with a local club, and a little Frisbee.
Training was intermittent-especially after Kronos joined the family in the Winter of that same year Terra came up to Flagstaff with Bella and me. And yet Terra has come so far. She has had her first professional photo shoot and traveled across the country with me for BlogPaws in Tennessee. She’s achieved her Canine Good Citizen and Advanced Trick Dog Titles. She’s attended Kyra Sundance’s Do More With Your Dog Trick Training Workshop and loves working for food-she is extremely food driven and will work with anyone who has food.
Terra is a sassy, high prey drive, high energy, bossy, independent girl although she loves giving people kisses.