Dixie came with our ranch, Wildwood Acres, when we purchased it. Her owner said he couldn’t keep her, so we took her in. She was about 3 1/2 at the time. Her dam was reported to be a purebred Australian Shepherd; her sire is unknown. Dixie helped raised Bulldog, Diesel, and always treated him as though he were her puppy. She was super sweet, affectionate & submissive, and was a wonderful addition to our family. Dixie passed in late summer of 2011 at about 14 1/2. All who met this darling mixed breed loved her, and she is sorely missed.