|Barked: Fri Mar 11, '11 5:59am PST |
|We have absolutely decided to add a 2nd dog to our family. But now the question is do we get another Aussie or pick a different breed?
My first thoughts went to picking a different breed. For the reasons that Monty, my Aussie, has a lot of anxiety and fear, especially towards people. And although I absolutely love him and the breed (want another one one day) I thought the best companion for him would be a breed that is known for their love of people. (ex. golden retriever, labrador, etc...) So hopefully Monty will be influenced by their happy go lucky attitudes.
However we recently spoke with the breeder we got Monty from and she is of the opinion that the best companion for him would be another Aussie. (not just because she breeds Aussies, she also breeds Golden Retrievers) I have noticed in the past that he is drawn to other Australian Shepherds, however I feel like I don't want to take the chance that the new dog would be hesitant of people as well.
Which leads me to my question for all of you. Do you have more than 1 dog? Are they all Aussies? Or different breeds? All in all what is the best companion for an Australian Shepherd?
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