How Long Can I Keep My Australian Shepherd Outside?
by Dana Mcgee, Saugatuck, Mich
It is in the dead of winter, Southwestern Mich and when I leave my Aussie out all year round on my farm, I do not have to put her on a run. Now my swans and geese are herded into a corner of the pond, and she goes out and pretends she is walking by and when I am not looking, stalks them and chases them across the ice, she is sneaky sam, has the intelligence to behave and then sneak behind your back. Food on the counter, disappears if you turn your back, and she sneaks off with it in her mouth, gone was l/2 half of my chicken breaks my blue cheese, and everything else. Now is have to keep her on a run. The fur is 5 to 6 inches long on the body, not the feet, so how long can I keep her outside in this weather of 10 above ))
I cage sneaky sam at nite so we can all get some rest, and she is warm and loves her cage at nite, she snuggles till morn. I want to change her name to sneaky sam, but she is used to her name, so its hard to break, if you live in a cold region tell me your story. Dana