Pic of the new dog im thinking of getting

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by mamato3, Nov 17, 2008.

  1. mamato3

    mamato3 Songster

    Aug 4, 2008
    they think she is an aussie mix but not sure shes a dump off so they know nothing of her she does get along with the older kids and other dogs. I just have to be carefully because i got little kids but dh and i really miss having a dog around
  2. wendy

    wendy On the Hill

    Jun 14, 2007
    central louisiana
    She looks pretty, [​IMG] looks like she has blue eyes? Is that right?

  3. Feathers Acres

    Feathers Acres Songster

    May 31, 2008
    Verry pretty! [​IMG]

    I love her eyes, im sure you can get her to warm up to the little ones
  4. jacyjones

    jacyjones Songster

    Jun 9, 2008
    Aberystwyth, Wales
    She is very pretty. I would try her around your little ones, strictly supervised of course. I had a fantastic dog who loved anything from about 6 years and up. He hated small children tho and I would never have trusted him with them. He growled constantly and just wanted to get away. He was very ill when my daughter was 6 months old and we had to have him put to sleep - a blessing really because he would have hated her walking around and I would have been worried sick as she loved all animals. Good luck if you take her.
  5. mamato3

    mamato3 Songster

    Aug 4, 2008
    yes her eyes are blue i fell in love with the eyes but i read that if she is an aussie mix her eyes can change as she gets older. The lady thinks she is 7 months old i hope they stay blue. The bad thing is we are meeting at a halfway point so even if she acts ok with the kids there she might not be ok with them once i get home with her. Well as pretty as she is hopeful if i cant keep her someone will take her.
  6. buck-wild-chick

    buck-wild-chick Songster

    Jul 24, 2008
    Hamilton C. FL
    Her eyes are really pretty!
  7. Foxhound lady

    Foxhound lady Songster

    Jul 9, 2008
    TX baby!
    cute girl definatly an Aussie x
  8. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

    Jul 18, 2008
    Indiana, Pennsylvania
    she looks like a purebred australian shepherd to me. Just a dillute red merle IMO.

    If she's not good with small children i'd be worried. My mom got a blue merle aussy shepherd when my brother and I were just kids and he chased after me and growled and tried to bite me (esp me) any chance he got. one day he got shocked by the horse fence...and guess who he blamed it on? Me, luckily my parents were there and my dad grabbed him before he got to me and pinned him down by his throat...soon after that he ripped into our neutered aussy cattle dog and the vets had us put him down. Aussy shepherds are one person dogs everyone else is either just tollerable to them, or they really like everyone.
  9. Equest94

    Equest94 Songster

    May 29, 2007
    New York
    The BO of the the place that I board my horses at also breeds and shows Aussie Shepherds. She told me (as I also came to find out) that females tend to be more of a one person type of dog, but they expect everyone else to love them. Females also tend to have mood swings (regardless of being in heat or not). Males tend to be more social and love everyone...

    (at least everyone of her dog's came out with that kind of behavior)

    (I would have figured it would be the opposite...but not in this breed's case)

    She is a very pretty dog though. Good luck with your decision. I hope she works out for you.
  10. lorieMN

    lorieMN Songster

    Apr 19, 2008
    I have had aussie most of my life,they do tend to be a one person dog but that can be overcome by lots of socialization,take her with you everywhere you can,she is young enough to turn into a very nice dog,I have shown in breed,agility,OB,and have herding titles on my male,he is the only one I have at this time,they are great dogs but smart dogs and you need to be pack leader to keep them happy,they are great with kids,but if she doesnt know kids she probably wont like them at first,as most dogs dont.They are not the breed for everyne,but are very loyal and excellent pets if people are willing to put the time into them.

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