Guide To Australian Shepherd Training & Care

When He Was A Puppy

by Ron Smith
(Mountain Home, AR, USA)

First day in his new forever home

First day in his new forever home

I just got on the site yesterday with the question is he really an Aussie and posted a picture of my little buddy Sox. It seems like he might not be especially from the photo that I posted. I am sure that there is another breed involved. His litter-mate looked nothing like him and was about half his size with one blue eye and one brown eye. Sox has a very thick almost woven coat, we call it an all weather coat and a naturally stubbed tail. When we got him it was to help fill the void created by loosing our wonderful dane Hamlet. He is a very loving little boy with a lot of quirks, he likes his food dish washed every time with hot water to warm the bowl, he is very afraid of thunder storms and loud noises, he was probably abused as a little fellow and it has taken ages to get him used to other people, he runs like a little rocket, and plays with his mommy but sleeps next to me, always touching. If he is not an Aussie, he should be and he is and will always be a member of our family.

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he is a mix
by: Anonymous

He definitely is an Aussie mix. Sweet puppy!!!

ahh
by: Wilda

He is beautiful, looks sweet too. My guess is he is mix, but that doesn't matter, all that matter is that he is yours, and you love him. Mixes are often better, because they tend to have fewer of the genetic health problems.
What is wrong, though, is that the person who sold him to you, didn't tell you everything/ the truth. why. I have to wonder. You can give him some "rescue" from the health store, to calm his nerves when he's afraid of thunder, or loud noises. I find it interesting that he likes his food warm. He is special.

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