BUBBLY PUP: Jodi Shepherd loves her six-month-old dog Sadie.
BUBBLY PUP: Jodi Shepherd loves her six-month-old dog Sadie. Laura Mckee

Snoring no issue when you're as cute as Sadie

SADIE may be a 30kg mastiff cross rottweiler but she still thinks she is a lapdog.

The six-month-old pup loves people and sitting on the couch with her, but owner Jodi Shepherd couldn't think of a better pet to have.

"She's really bubbly. My boyfriend first took me to see her and I fell in love with her," she said.

Sadie is also a curious dog.

"She loves Petbarn. She was putting her nose through the pet clothes the other day," Ms Shepherd laughed.

Ms Shepherd, a teacher, takes Sadie to the dog park five times a week where she catches up with her furry friends.

"She loves going to the dog park. She has friends called Matilda, an Irish setter, and Chop," she said.

Sadie is also obedient. She can sit and lie down and is easy to train.

But when it comes to bedtime she is cheeky.

"She snores louder than my partner," Ms Shepherd laughed.

"She sleeps on the ground in our room but sometimes climbs up on the bed."

Having a big dog hasn't been a trend in Ms Shepherd's family.

"We have always had whippet dogs and she wasn't my choice of breed," she said.

"She is a big dog but she loves to play."

Ms Shepherd is going home for Christmas at Mareeba. Sadie will be along for the ride, too.

"She likes driving so she will be fine," she said.

"It's about 16-17 hours from Gladstone but we will stop in between."

And what's under the Christmas tree for Sadie this year?

"I am buying her a big, juicy bone," Ms Shepherd said.



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