Effie is a tiny little thing. I doubt she's even over 25#. She is fine boned and just a lil cuties. Effie has been raised w/many other dogs, including her brother. She is fine to be without him, though. She is a more submissive dog, but will stand her ground if really pushed. She likes to kind of gravel to other dogs- she'll lick their mouths and ears clean. She tries very hard to be accepted by other dogs. She has no problem putting them in their place if they are jerks to her, though LOL. Effie is crate trained and does well w/her house training. Effie rides well (crated) in a car. She did a basic obedience class and did great. Effie comes across as very shy initially, but she warms up quickly and continues to function (she doesn't shut down).
Effie loves her people and LOVES to cuddle. She is a kelpie though, and they are kind of different dogs. I think Effie would love a home who would teach her more things and do things with her. I think she's a nice, middle-of-the-road dog. Want to relax today? Okay. Want to go for a hike? Sure. She's down to do whatever you want to do. Effie likes to play with toys. We have started her in disc, but she'll need more drive building. Effie has respected our 6' fence, but I'm sure she'd be fine with a 4' fence. She has not been around small children, so we'd recommend a home with teenagers and up. Effie is a medium energy girl who'd love to keep learning things! If you're looking for a medium/hobby level sport dog, she'd be one to consider. We love Effie but we are excited for her to find her family. We will be very selective on where she goes!
UPDATE: We've been getting a LOT of applications for Effie. Her foster home is very attached to her- and fine to keep her forever. They were open to listing her in case a home was out there who could offer her more then they could. Currently she works sheep, is learning agility, was attending obedience classes before COVID19 hit, and is learning tricks. She is an active dog who needs both physical and mental stimulation. She will be a great addition to a family who will DO things with her. She's not a dog who will do well w/just playing in the yard or going for an occasional walk. Kelpies are bred to work and even though she's small- she's a worker. If you're not able to offer Effie the level of physical and mental stimulation that she's currently used to then she will not be a good fit for your family.