Sissy is a sweet low rider bassett/doxie mix of 30 pounds. She came from an abusive home and is shy when first meeting new people and in new situations, but is willing to be courageous. She is very timid around men and will need to be treated with love and patience in that regard. It is better to embrace that situation than to avoid it, so a home with understanding males is welcome. She has a fair amount of energy and is good with other dogs once properly introduced. Loves to play, loves to run. She is good on lead and loves to ride in the car. Snuggles with the best of them. She is a shredder so no blankets in the crate please. Sissy does know sit, has a great recall and needs work on down. She can be stubborn at times, but a little food reward can work wonders. Crate trained, housebroken and uses the doggy door. Has a good amount of ball drive. Has not made a motion towards water. Great all-around companion dog, great hiking or biking companion. Not a backyard ornament. Will need an adopter who is willing to further her manners and take her to obedience classes and socialize her more, especially with men, that is a condition of adoption. Sissy promises to be a loyal loving family member. She is fostered at the farm in Bradenton. Fenced yard is a must, and so are other good natured dogs. Update: Sissy is currently in obedience classes. She is a lot shyer than anticipated in public and will definitely need time and patience to help her adjust. If you are not willing to work on socializing her this will not be the dog for you. If you are looking for a project dog she will be perfect. after an hour of class, her ears were up, she was venturing into the middle of the arena, eating treats, and walked to the car. At home, she is the queen and bold as can be lol.. just some food for thought!