Harry the Corgi-Australian Shepherd Mix

Napa viticulturist Laura Deyermond's breadstick-loving dog can break into any container, earning him the nickname "Harry Houdini"

Harry the Corgi-Australian Shepherd Mix
A true Californian dog, Harry hates the rain and loves to nap in the sunlight. (Laura Deyermond)
Feb 17, 2021

Owner: Viticulturist Laura Deyermond

Affiliated Winery: Newton Vineyard

Location: St. Helena, Calif.

Dog Name: Harry

Age: 8

Breed: Corgi-Australian Shepherd Mix

In a Word: Hungry

Job Title: Sous chef and vineyard intern (food taster and floor cleaner)

Star Quality: He has a fluffy tail that foxes would be jealous of, pointy ears and freckly paws.

Best Bud:  Edgar in Hospitality, who sneaks him breadsticks

Favorite Reward and Possession: Breadsticks and his stuffed pig

Favorite Activities: Chasing jackrabbits and pouncing on his stuffed pig

Favorite Getaway: His dog sitter, who gives him extra treats and lets him sleep in the bed

Forgivable Flaw: He can break into any container (zippers, snapping food containers and coolers) to get to food. We call him Harry Houdini.

Background Story: Harry was found as stray in the Central Valley of California when he was three years old. He was named Harry because of his fluffy tail and charming personality. Like a true Californian, he hates the rain and loves to nap in the warm sun. He loves to go to work everyday in the vineyard and at the winery, where he can chase turkeys and rabbits and make new friends.


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