How Cher got her nickname Evil Girl? Her current and forever dobermom Amanda tells the story like this. “Hmmm, where do I start? From the moment that she walked through my doors as a bald, scabby, bloody mess, Cher has owned everything. She owned the house, the other dogs, & my heart. She’s a very sweet dog but she’s always looking to push you a little harder & take a little more. She tries to outsmart you at every turn. She’s full of herself & she goes out of her way to make sure that you know that she’s great. She has a very fun sense of humor & she has no problem voicing her opinion. She also has a mean streak that has been there since she was a puppy. When you put it all together she’s my “Evil” girl.
The thing that earned her the nickname initially was an incident that she had in a pet supply store as a puppy. A strange guy decided to follow us & stare her down. I corrected her for barking a few times before I realized that it was warranted. I said something to the guy & moved on. A few aisles later, I was looking at collars & he walked up & stood next to Cher. She hung out for a second, and then she gently rocked her weight back before slamming her nose into his crotch. As he doubled over & hit the floor, she stood over him gloating. I laughed, told him that he deserved it & told her that she was my evil girl!
Now nose punches to the groin are almost like a sport to her. Thankfully, the body language leading up to nose punches is pretty obvious, so I usually ask her to sit & watch me stop it. She does as asked but I always get a huge, dramatic sigh from her when I ruin her fun.
She’s a great dog. She takes herself very seriously when she’s around new people, but with people who she knows & loves, she’s a total goofball. We, strangely enough, have very similar personalities which is fun.”
Amanda is Cher