Want Cattle Dog, Border Collie, or mix pup Spring '10

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by Joz, Sep 11, 2009.

  1. Joz

    Joz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey y'all... I'm hoping to get a smart puppy sometime next spring. I figure it's none to early to start hunting down breeders and get to know them and the parents.

    I thought I'd seen at least one ACD breeder on here.... ???

    Yes, I'm also keeping tabs on rescues and PetFinder.

    Thank you. [​IMG]
     
  2. Sweetfolly

    Sweetfolly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Australian Cattle Dogs are amazing. My Jessie is a White Shepherd/ACD cross and she's brilliant, not to mention gorgeous:

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    Good luck finding one! Trust me, a Border Collie just can't measure up to a good ACD - if you have kids around, be careful though. When Jessie gets too playful, she goes at the 9-year-old's legs and brings her down [​IMG]
     
  3. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I absolutely LOVE my ACD and wouldn't change another dog for her! She's been absolutely awesome!

    A BYC member named Buster breads the ACD's and ships them to you.

    These dogs aren't meant for everyone though. They are very energetic and have to have a job so they don't get into trouble. If you don't keep them busy, they will find things to do on their own. Those things are usually the things you don't want them to do!

    Here's my 7 month old ACD, Bindi when we were hiking the beginning of August. Once she found the water, I couldn't hardly get her told hold still long enough to get a picture. Bindi has also been tubbing down the Dan River with us! She's 100% water dog! [​IMG]
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  4. BlackBart

    BlackBart Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 29, 2009
    ACD's are amazing but not a breed for everybody. They are independent thinkers, tiresome and loyal.
    Jessie is gorgeous and she knows it [​IMG]
    Below is my Mattie from Vashon Island, Washington.
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  5. BlackBart

    BlackBart Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 29, 2009
    I love the breed and have had about five ACD's in my lifetime. I will never get another type of dog.

    Check out Youtube for a video about a ACD called Skidboot.

    Below my Red ACD, Snoopy, who I rescued from the SPCA, I am her sixth owner, why she was passed around I have no idea. She is so sweet and smart.
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  6. tdkmom

    tdkmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is Sydney. She's 5. Very smart. Great camping dog. Haven't tried her with the birds yet. She goes out to the coop but we don't let her in or them out if she's around. She does the same thing with my 9 yo son when they are playing. She doesn't mean to hurt, she's just doing what she was bred to do. They need room to run. (We have 80 acres) If we had known when we bought her what a good dog she'd be we would've bought one of her litter mates so she'd have company when we're away.
    And Mattie up above looks so much like Syd-her mask is just on the other eye. Oh and you can't tell in this pic but she has no tail. Our breeder docks them soon after birth.
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  7. Joz

    Joz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So... y'all HAVE ACDs, and I appreciate the photos and thoughts... but who BREEDS them? I need breeder contacts, so I can find one for myself. [​IMG]

    thanks.
     
  8. BlackBart

    BlackBart Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 29, 2009
    This is a start [​IMG]

    http://www.acdca.org/

    There is also Stumpys (no tail) they look like ACD's but they aren't.
     
  9. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Quote:I posted that Buster here on BYC does in my earlier post. [​IMG]
     
  10. aussieheelr

    aussieheelr Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Now that's one Beautiful ACD!!! Mine is a heeler/catahoola (sp?) mix. He's a cutie but your girl is just b-e-a-tiful!
     

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