|Barked: Fri Mar 11, '11 7:04am PST |
|My mom has an Aussie mix and I have a pup who is half Aussie. They definitely do love to play together. They make their crazy loud noises and herd one another non-stop. So if you do get two, be prepared for the decibel level! But they are good companions. Herding dogs in general do seem to gravitate towards one another. But they both also have plenty of dog friends who are other breeds, I don't think getting a golden would be a bad thing, provided you matched the energy levels and temperaments of the dogs.
As for the reserve with strangers, that is a real concern. Mom's dog is very weary and I'd hoped with proper socialization mine wouldn't be, but now that he's an adolescent he is in some situations. It makes life much more challenging. Personally, for that reason I think when we get another dog I will get one that is more naturally social with humans.