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Choosing the Right Dog > Opinions?


Throw it again!!
Barked: Wed Feb 9, '11 8:49pm PST 
I have a couple ACD's that I have just started doing agility with and so far they are great!
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Choosing the Right Dog > Question for Aussie and/or Brittany Owners

Eat the bug. Do- NOT let him get- away!
Barked: Tue Nov 30, '10 9:14am PST 
Jackie is a Brittany Spaniel / Australian Cattle dog mix. I haven't had any experience with an Australian Sheperd, but am asuming they are some what like ACDs. I also have two full ACDs, and comparing them to my mix they are deffinetly alot more loyal and easy to teach a recall. Don't get me wrong Jackie is a GREAT dog and very smart, but she also LOVES to run, so if she's out without you she's gone (luckily we live in the country) and if she gets focused on something (like chasing the cows) you can't get her back until she decides she's done. Our neighbors own a full Brittany (Jackie's dad) and he's a very nice dog (compared to their Golden Retriever anyways) he used to run alot, & would come to our house ALL the time, though he doesn't seem to run as much now that they got him fixed. Don't know if this helped you at all, but thought I would let you know anyways big grin
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Behavior & Training > Advanced Obedience?


Barked: Wed Nov 24, '10 7:57am PST 
Thanks for the ideas guys big grin I will look into some of that!
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Behavior & Training > Advanced Obedience?


Barked: Tue Nov 23, '10 5:39pm PST 
I need ideas for some more things that I can teach to my dogs. They are very good at all the basic comands but are getting very bored just practicing those. Any suggestions?
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Puppy Place > dream that completely changed my views on breeding


Barked: Tue Nov 16, '10 10:08am PST 
You should read my newest post on my blog, after doing that research my views have changed to.
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Choosing the Right Dog > Breeds you want to own?

Barked: Tue Nov 16, '10 9:13am PST 
I would eventually like a:
Great Dane
German Sheperd
Border Collie
Australian Sheperd
& a Norwegian Elkhound.

No particular reason just have always loved these breeds.
Oh and my dream dog is a Great Dane / Siberian Husky mix big grin
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Rescue, Adoption & Happy Endings > Blog


Barked: Wed Nov 10, '10 8:34pm PST 
Hey guys I just thought I would let you all know that I have currently just started a blog (actually just posted my first entry), and would appreciate it if you would check it out!

Not to interesting right now but will soon get more posts on their.
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Choosing the Right Dog > Need perspective on the \"collie family\"


Throw it again!!
Barked: Sat Nov 6, '10 8:28pm PST 
Well I own a few Australian Cattle Dogs, and can tell you some of what I know.
Energy level?
Most of them are very hyper, but (as for mine) they learn to calm down easily when wanted to.

Softness/hardness of temperament?
My male has a pretty good temperament but as for my females they can be pretty aggresive with people they don't know.
Playfulness with humans?
Love to play with people they know, but watch out they will try to herd you.
With other dogs?
I think it depends on the dog. If they grew up with them then I think most of the time their going to be pretty good. But they can get same-sex aggresive.
Suitability to live with cats?
I think it depends on what their experience is when their young. My male LOVES to chase the cats but getting better at backing off when told to. As for my females they are great with the cats.
Grooming needs?
They have a short coat so just an occasional brushing is really all they need.
Anything else you can think of would be great.
They are deffinetly very loyal to one person and get very attached to their family.
Hope this helps. big grin
If you have any other question let me know and I will see if I can awnser them.
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Australian Cattle Dog > Possible dog for a novice owner?


Barked: Wed Oct 27, '10 1:09pm PST 
My first ACD is deffenitly the most protective. But mostly when strangers come to are home. But she deffenitly gets attached to certain people and when she gets to know somebody she could go months without seeing them and when she finnally does she runs right over to them and sits in their laps. You just got to be careful around strangers because these dogs are One-Person dogs and if someone tries to get between you two she will deffenitly let them know thats not exceptable.
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