No Barking Or Growling At Seven Months
Our blue merle, Charlotte, won over the family from the first day we brought her home. She has all the great traits of Aussies we were hoping for plus extras we did not count on. She is affectionate, smart, fantastic with the kids, easy to train, and her daily exercise requirements have even helped me shed a few pounds! We even love her bad traits--she is the sneakiest thief you will ever meet. However, she does not bark or growl at seven months of age. Most folks tell me I am one of the lucky few and I should be grateful. I realize the benefits, but I also want Charlotte to eventually provide security by being more protective of the kids and barking at strangers coming into the yard. Is it likely her quiet behavior will change as she gets older, or are some Aussies known to be the silent types?