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Re: [RC] OT - Australian Shepherds - Rae Callaway

I LOVE Aussies.  One thing you need to ask yourself is, can you handle a dog staring at you all the time?  That's driven several of my family members nuts, but these dogs just like to know you're there and are ready to move whenever you may want something.  They're very velcro to their people. Both of my Aussies prefer not to go outside for any length of time unless I'm going outside too.  They love going out to feed the horses and were smart enough to learn my barn rules for dogs (don't nip the horses, don't go into the pens or stalls).  I do have to watch her when we've got horses out because she'll lay down in the middle of the barn aisle and apparently thinks the horses will step around her like the people do.
  Sophie, my current dog, was a rescue, with an apparently abusive past.  I've had her 3 years and we're just now getting confident to deal with strangers, so I've started taking her with me to rides.  She's not overly friendly with strangers, but she doesn't mind them being around or petting her rear.  She's never picked a fight with any of the dogs we've met, but will offer to play.
Tall C Arabians - Central

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Subject: [RC] OT - Australian Shepherds

Over the years I've noted alot of dog owners on this list.  I have 7.5 acres, 5 horses and 2 other dogs (boxer, lab mix).  A friend wants her australian shepherd to have a 'job'.  Right now the dog lives in a house in a neighborhood with zero exercise.
What can anyone tell me about Australian Shepherds that I wouldn't have already read?  I know they need a job, they are 1 person dogs and they herd other animals.  Other pros and cons regarding the horses and other dogs?  It is a neutered female, 5 years old.

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