|Barked: Tue Apr 10, '12 11:39am PST |
|Just out of curiousity, and this goes for anyone with any dog, if you had it to do over again, would you choose differently?
I have a friend who saw a cute border collie/australian cattle dog cross in a shelter and brought him home. At eight weeks, he was an adorable, speckly bundly of sweet fluff. At 7 months, he's a holy terror who has a very strong herding instinct. I've met him, and I think he'd be better off on a farm or with someone who is *seriously* into agility or fly ball.
She is overwhelmed and while he's very easy to train, she just can't keep up with him. She says that if she had it to do over again, she'd go with a retriever type dog over a herding dog. I think she'd do best with a laid back spaniel type, honestly.
As for me, I don't regret my dog for a second and I know I made the right choice by bringing her home. She and I are a perfect fit for each other. I looked into breeds for a long time and got to know alot of breeders and dogs, and so I knew what I was bringing home.
There have been times when I have just had to remind myself, "She's just a little dog. She's just a little dog." LOL like it's a mantra or something, but for the most part everything has come up roses.
So, what about you all?
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