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Discussion in 'Dogs - all breeds / types' started by Maraya, Nov 6, 2005.

  1. Maraya

    Maraya New Member

    hi

    any fellow Australian Sheperd owners like Me???? Tell me about your doggy.....and post pics if you can. I can't post pics of my Sheppy til I get a scanner........but I'd love to hear about and see yours. My shepherd is mostly black....with brown and some white and spots on his front paws.........some gray streak going up his snout and forehead. Hims my big bootiful beebee. Me wuvs my Sheppy.

    :p
     
  2. tuttifrutti

    tuttifrutti New Member

    I used to have an Australian Shepherd, but she had a stroke:(. I still LOVE them though! They're beautiful! Of course, now I have brittanys, so I'm a bit partial to them as well, lol. Whenever I see an Australian Shepherd or a brittany I just melt, lol. My shepherd was a red merle with blue eyes, she was a pretty girl, and pretty well behaved too. I never really appreciated her not pulling on the leash until I got my current dogs, lol.
     
  3. Maraya

    Maraya New Member

    awww i'm sorry your aussie had a stroke. ours is a rescue we got off of "doggie death row". he was one day away from being put down....we;re so grateful to have him. he's a JOY. so full of life, love. he's verrrrrrry hyper as most aussies are. lol.
     
  4. nern

    nern New Member

    Natalie is part Australian Shepherd....she's an aussie/redbone coonhound x. With the exception of her blue eye and patches she really looks more redbone to me.

    Here is a picture of her.


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  5. tuttifrutti

    tuttifrutti New Member

    Thanks, she was 15, and close to her time anyway.
     
  6. Maraya

    Maraya New Member

    the part aussie...i can definitely see it in her face...eyes!!!! :p such a cutie pie!
     
  7. Maraya

    Maraya New Member

    at least she lived a nice long life. and she had you. its hard to part with em though......... *hugs*
     
  8. ilovemycockatiels

    ilovemycockatiels New Member

    I have an Aussie!!! Her name is Roxy, shes a brat, only 6 months old though. She loves to chew on stuff, especially cords, when she is mad because we left her alone at the house! We've went through 3 cell phone chargers because she chewed through the cords on them. Anyways I have one pic of her and it is on dogster, the link for her pic is http://www.dogster.com/?186644 the rest of her body, besides in the pic is mostly black, she has white on her chest and her front and back legs and a little bit of tan on her back legs. She's my Roxy-Babe! Thats her nick-name lol :p Post pics of yours as soon as you get some. How old is your Aussie, have you had problems with chewing on things and if you did, how did you break the habit? I need help breaking her from it. I just moved and left her at home yesterday locked in a room and she tore up the blinds on the window :(

    Ashley
     
  9. Maraya

    Maraya New Member

    ohhhh.....awwwww....your aussie is a pretty girl! that face! trademark aussie face! :mrgreen: yeah...mine chews, hops higher than five feet, and is generallly hyper. we calmed him down by giving him the gentle leader.......its a form of a leash...but different...it calms them down or at least mine..instantly. i posted a link on it called "training issues"........another helpful training link is www.unclematty.com for chewing problems...we give sheppy treats and pigears to chew on...he loves those. theres also those little toys you put treats in....and the dog has to chew and lick the toy and the little slots and holes to get to the treats.......Sheppy gets completely absorbed in this and doesn't chew anymore. You can start with a CONG and fill it with doggy treats and small smears of penut butter.

    i wish i could post my aussie pics for you but i don't have a scanner so i can't.........oh man...if i had the ability to post....you guys would be bombarded with pics of my SHEPPY BOO!! :mrgreen:

    heres a gentle leader link:

    http://www.bargraph.com/gentleleader/frames.html
     
  10. Maraya

    Maraya New Member

  11. ilovemycockatiels

    ilovemycockatiels New Member

    70 pounds???!!! WOW they are said to be between 40 and 50.... sometimes 55 but 70? thats a lot! Mine, like I said is only 6 months old and still not full grown and she was 30 pounds about 2 months ago when she was weighed when she had parvo, poor baby, parvo is such a horrible disease... she lived though, obviously... I caught it early enough that she recovered really fast, she was also vaccinated...
     
  12. Jamiya

    Jamiya New Member

    I have a couple herding dog mixes, one of which *could* be part aussie. She has the coloring and behavior of an aussie, but she has a short coat and a tail. I have her ILP'ed (limited registration type thing) with the AKC as a border collie so she can do AKC agility.

    You can see her if you click on my WWW link (below). Her name is Nala.
     
  13. Maisey

    Maisey New Member

    I have two Aussie X's. Dooley and Annie.
    Dooley is a blue merle from head to toe. His mum was a black and white Aussie and his pop was a yellow lab. I bought him at a horse show out of the back of a womans truck. I was on the waiting list for a pb ACD..so I can't tell you what it was about him that made me give that up and take him home...but I have never regretted it! Dooley is my flyball dog, his current titles are FD, FDX, FDCh, FDCh-S and GBH (Greedy Ball Hog)!

    Annie came to me at nearly two years of age and we think she may be mixed with German Shorthaired Pointer. She was going to be put down for "biting"...she was really just herding people up in the middle of her neighborhood street. When a man kicked at her for it..she nipped him. Her owners had never had a dog..let alone a young herding dog with tons of drive. They were keeping her in a 5 foot cyclone fence for 12-14 hours a day with no supervision or attention. She was just giving herself a job.
    I took her in as a foster...and she has ended up staying. She bonded heavily with my teenage daughter and has become her dog.

    Dooley
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    Annie
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  14. Jamiya

    Jamiya New Member

    Annie's markings look a lot like my Bonnie Blue's markings.
     
  15. Maraya

    Maraya New Member

    ohhhh god........what beeeeautiful dogs! look at the smile on Dooley's face!.....handsome dog! and the other one too!! Thats one thing about dogs.....they DO actually smile. :mrgreen:

    thanks for those pics!

    oh by the way, my 70 pound aussie is actually 67 pounds..(I round everything off)..the vet weigh'd my big boy today when he went in to get his routine check up. he's definitely a BIG un'! he's hilarious too. whenever some poor unsuspecting soul comes to our front door to leave flyers or whatever......or to try to sell us something.....I let SHEPPY answer the door! ahhhhah. The flyer leavers and salesmen WALK up the driveway........but end up RUNNING away when they leave. my boy has a big bark! :mrgreen:
     
  16. Maraya

    Maraya New Member

    oooh i'm so sorry your doggy had parvo! thank GOD you caught it in time and your baby was able to be saved! i'm so happy and relieved for you!!! :y_the_best:
     
  17. ilovemycockatiels

    ilovemycockatiels New Member

    Thanks... It was really crazy when she got parvo because I was always paranoid about her getting parvo and just when I started to think I was JUST paranoid, I found out she had parvo!! But yeah she is my baby and I am glad I caught it in time and she got better. I hope none of you with young pups have to go through parvo though... good luck
     
  18. rcheltrvel

    rcheltrvel New Member

    New and about to possibly adopt a Aussie/Lab mix

    I am new to these boards and my husband and I fell in love toda with an Aussie/Lab mix puppy today and we are waiting to hear if we will get her. She is so cute, blue marle all the way. I want to add a picture here, but can't figure out how to. I will get there. Just wanted to say hi.
     
  19. rcheltrvel

    rcheltrvel New Member

    I have a feeling she will look like Dooley...

    I am really interested in speaking to Dooley's mom on the boards here. I wanted to show her a picture of the Aussie/Lab mix we are trying to adopt to see if Dooley looked anything like her when he was a baby. Any advice to the best way to add pictures here or to add a link to my facebook page (her picture is on there right now). facebook dot com/doggiedivadogboutique (I have a dog boutique as well, so I put the pup's pics on my boutique's facebook page for my customers). thanks, can't wait for this possible new adventure.
     

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