|Barked: Sun Jan 20, '13 7:24pm PST |
|Normally I would recommend a Sheltie to no one....they are extremely vulnerable to mistakes when being raised, but knowing how Onyx's person raised her boy, I like it. A lot.
I always propose for someone becoming a multiple dog home and having thrived with their first pet the consideration of a "contrast" dog. And by that I mean, something I little off center from what you have. There is no dog....other than the perfect mutt you run across every now and again....who encompasses all areas of the dog experience. So you are missing out on something. You also are not stretching your wings, in terms of improving your training chops. Just a lot of reasons to recommend it, and you may find your dog life not simply being more, but "fuller."
You'd need the right Sheltie, right breeder, for they can be sharp/shy done wrong. Expectable problems are bark, bark then bark some more, and SA. A GOOD Sheltie is one of the top training dogs you can find on this planet, their learning rate makes a GSD look slow and they are ridiculously biddable and love to work. More dependent than the GSD, which is sorta nice in contrast.
Pembrokes are great, just sorta similar. I find their energy buzzy, but I tend to be anal about such things
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