Dog of the Day: Fergi the Terrified Australian Cattle Dog/German Shorthaired Pointer Mix

Poor Fergi. Someone was pretty mean to her at some time in the past, and she’s still scared of everybody. Dogs like that make me want to hug them and tell them that everything’s going to be all right, but of course, that’s the whole problem: you can’t get within ten feet.

German Shorthaired Pointer/Australian Cattle Dog Mix

Fergi needed a lot of reassurance, even though I was staying around ten feet away.

German Shorthaired Pointer/Australian Cattle Dog Mix

I wasn't the only one she was scared of. Other passers-by were also potential threats.

German Shorthaired Pointer/Australian Cattle Dog Mix

Look at that face. Who could bear to hurt that face?

German Shorthaired Pointer/Australian Cattle Dog Mix

When mom wasn't holding her, she tended to put her back against a wall.

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11 Responses to Dog of the Day: Fergi the Terrified Australian Cattle Dog/German Shorthaired Pointer Mix

  1. Rachel Hernandez says:

    Thank you for posting Fergi! She looks fabulous! I love your wonderful pictures and blog!

  2. Patty Atkinson says:

    Fergi is a beautiful dog and sadly this happens a lot to dogs that are mistreated and sometimes dropped off at a shelter. I miss our little Shi-tzu we had to put down this past year who would have been 18 this year!

  3. Jon Williamson says:

    Hmm. I thought she was a Dog of San Jose. Must be one of those 1% dogs with multiple residences!

  4. Rachel Hernandez says:

    She does live in SF! She lives with my brother when I have to travel. She has good homes in both cities hehe!

    • Adam Lang says:

      Wow, you’re right, they do look similar! I love the puzzled expression in the second picture… ‘hey, why’re you pointing that weird thing at me when you could be over here PLAYING??’

  5. minnie says:

    I was wondering if my dog was a pointer cattle dog mix as well

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