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Australian Kelpie > Possible service dog?

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Barked: Fri Nov 30, '12 8:37am PST 
I am an experienced dog owner who has trained my own service dog (for the Deaf) in the past. My girl has just had to retire and I am looking for a new helper to train.

I have been offered my pick of some Kelpie/Labrador puppies if I'm interested. My biggest concern is that I live in an apartment and have read that Kelpies do not do well in an apartment. Would the job of a service dog be enough to occupy his/her time and attention? I know that when you are looking at a mix, you can get traits of either breed. I am familiar with labs and know that the exercise I can offer would be plenty for that bread, but I am not familiar with Kelpies at all.

Any input for experienced Kelpie owners or other service dog trainers would be appreciated. Thank you.
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