Chamomile

Chamomile flowers stand for purity, happiness, luck, and humility. They smell delicious and though a symbol of rest and relaxation, this flower signifies "energy in adversity".

Background Info:
 
Chamomile was found as a stray by Animal Control and never claimed. She was selected by the staff to meet MPR intake volunteer due to her sweet personality and the large injury on her back. Shelter staff wanted to make sure she wouldn't fall in bad hands again. Health Condition:
Chamomile had a large healing injury on her back when she came to us. We have no clue what happened to her but it looks like a pretty deep burn. It could be road rash or possibly a severe sunburn. The injury has left a large scar but is otherwise all healed-up. Cham is healthy and ready for adoption and not looking back!
 
Physical Description:  
Tall and lean - Chamomile has a very athletic build. There is some scarring on her back that appears to be from a burn of some kind, but it’s unknown what happened to this sweet girl. She has incredibly soft ears and endearing eyes that are sure to capture your attention!

Please be aware that Cham is larger in person than she appears on her pictures. Chamomile looks very much like a cross between a Weimaraner and a Pit Bull. She is taller than a Pit and built like a Weim. 
 
Living Situation:  
Chamomile has adjusted to life at MPR shelter like a pro. This temporary housing might be much better than where she lived before. She's definitly taking shelter life in stride and finding the fun in her current situation. This girl has a positive attitude. 
 
Personality:   
Cham must have had a very hard life and the scars go deep, physically and emotionally. We believe she might have been born an outgoing and happy dog, but life dealt her a very bad hand.  Since with us, we have seen a great improvement already. She is definitly healing her broken spirit and discovering with relief that there are nice people out there. 
 
Chamomile can be a little apprehensive about new situation and when meeting people she is not familiar with. This behavior is most likely due to the trauma and neglect she suffered before her rescue. Once she trusts you, she turns into an outgoing and very friendly girl. She's super smart and she loves to have fun. 

Chamomile is currently what we could describe as a "project". She has a lot of quirks that need work on. Some are inherited traits that might be more typical of Weimaraners and some issues might have arised from a difficult upbringing. One thing is sure, this dog is incredibly smart and loves/craves to be engaged physically and challenged mentally. We have enrolled her to obedience training and we hope her new family will continue this endeavor with her. She is a much better dog when she has something to do and she loves to show her tricks.

Behavior with people: 
Very happy-go-lucky with her loved-ones but reserved and even standoffish with strangers, especially men. She definitly favors attention from female volunteers. We do believe that she could become protective of her owner, especially if adopted by a female. This trait is typically seen in Weimaraners as they have a more highly developed protective instinct than other sporting breeds. She will require responsible ownership and owners that know how to keep her safe and out of trouble. Chamomile acts like a Weim but for the public, she looks like a Pit Bull. 

Behavior with children:  
Chamomile seemed especially fond of kids when she first arrived to us, as if they reassured her and made her feel more at ease. She spent a few weeks in a home with an 8 and 11-year-old and did awesome. Since being with us she has met several kids and appears very eager to connect with them. 

That said, Chamomile craves to build a bond with a family and she sometime uses her mouth inappropriately. We have been working on bite inhibition but it's still a work in progress. 

Inside the shelter, Cham is cuddly and loving. When she's playing outside, she becomes more energetic and can be  rowdy. She has a thing for nipping at people's feet for attention. The behavior escalates if someone doesn't have strong leadership and is able to redirect her via training. Due to this reason, we do not recommend Chamomile to go in a home with children, or at least not until the behavior has been corrected. 
 
Behavior with other dogs:  
We were told she was introduced to other dogs while at the pound and did ok. She has not been with other dogs since being with us. She seems un-phased by their presence at the shelter, although she prefers a male companion in the kennel next to her than a female. 

We think she would be awesome as an only pet but might be able to share her home with a compatible male if owners are breed savvy. 
 
Behavior with other animals:  
Unknown.

Training: 
Her athleticism makes her a great candidate for agility sport. She likes to play fetch in the yard and has been seen going through the outside tunnel in our training course. Chamomile knows “sit” and “down” and will improve in other areas with consistency.  She uses her doggy door to go to her outside kennel like a pro!

A of June 2020, Chamomile was enrolled in professional obedience training. As we expected, she's not only acing, but loving it too. This dog loves to have her mind engaged and to show her smarts. She is VERY intelligent and eager to learn. 

Best Attribute:   
Cham is one smart doggy! She absolutely loves to learn and show off her tricks.  She has a ton of potential.

Adoption Fee: $150
Breed:  Weimaraner/Pit bull mix
Sex: Female
Age:  2 to 4 years old
Weight: 75-85 lbs
Color:  Liver fawn brindle

Missouri Pit Bull Rescue makes no express or implied warranty, representation or promise to the age, health, breed, habits, disposition, behaviors, obedience, or safety of the dogs in our program. Our assessments are subjective and based on information we receive when selecting the dogs for our program, as well as observations and reports from our volunteers and caretakers. ​Adopters understand that no one can predict how a dog will react under all circumstances and situations.

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