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Old April 8th, 2008, 12:31 AM
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Any Australian Shepherd owners?

Got a couple questions for someone familiar with the breed...
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Old April 8th, 2008, 07:06 AM
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I have a blue merle named Gromit who will be 5 in July. My previous Aussie is on my website. Mike from ECR has one too. Great dogs! Wouldn't want anything else.
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Old April 8th, 2008, 07:53 AM
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I've had Aussie's for many many years. Email me if you have questions, I can't say enough good about the breed. They really have no down side if you get them from a good breeder (same holds true for any breed). If you don't like dog hair they aren't the right dog, but other than that they have no flaws IMO.
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Old April 20th, 2008, 07:39 PM
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i have 2 aussie, blue merle and a red merle.
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Old April 21st, 2008, 09:09 AM
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Got a red heeler.
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Old April 21st, 2008, 09:17 AM
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Blue Heeler here. And a Border Collie, God help me. Both are great breeds, just keep them occupied.
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Had an aussie tri color and a blue merle border collie. Both outstanding dogs.
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my inlaws have a bout 1/2 a dozen of 'em on a 5 acre farm. some 2 females and 4 males.red merle, tri,blue merle and black and white
i have a female dorgy (dachshound corgy mix), a male aussie corgy mix, boy and girl rat terrier pomeranian mix, 2 male chihuahuas.
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my inlaws have a bout 1/2 a dozen of 'em on a 5 acre farm. some 2 females and 4 males.red merle, tri,blue merle and black and white
i have a female dorgy (dachshound corgy mix), a male aussie corgy mix, boy and girl rat terrier pomeranian mix, 2 male chihuahuas.

I think that's called a herd..
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Blue Heeler here. And a Border Collie
Boy there is a combination! Better stay on their good side...

else the Border Collie will think up all kinds of stuff and then have the Heeler implement said plan of wrecking all your stuff!
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Old April 22nd, 2008, 11:29 AM
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Actually it's exactly the opposite -- the cattle dog is the brains of the operation and manipulats the border collie. If the collie is sitting next to me on the couch, the cattle dog, rather than bark at the collie, will go find the collie's favorite toy and chew on it within eyeshot. Once the collie gets off the sofa to retrieve the toy, the cattle dog will drop it and jump into the now vacant sofa spot.

The only time they work together is when another dog visits and they'll tag team to herd it into a corner.
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What a riot.

Herding dogs are scary smart.

I used to do dog agility and it was mainly Assuies at this one place we went to. At the end of training they had "free run" so the dogs could play. The Aussies would all gang up and keep the other dogs on the sidelines, then they'd take turns playing. If another dog came into the ring a couple of the Aussies would tackle it and hold it down. They never hurt anything, but they sure do work together in a scary smart way.
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Border Collie here, yes very smart, they must have a job or there will be problems.
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The blue heeler I had before the current Red figured out how to open doors. This one has figured out how to box and use his front paws to reach for food. ten years old and still living up to his name Taz.
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