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Guide To Australian Shepherd Training & Care

Add a #3 To Our Family?

by Pam
(Austin, TX)

We have 2 Aussies, both 2.5 and 3 years, one male and one female, our male is full size, our female is a mini, sort of... she weighs 40 lbs.

Our male is my shadow, while our smaller female is the dominant presence between the two.

They play together but she wants to play more with him, while he wants to play with me.

It's my granddaughter and I, she's 15. Thinking about adding another to our pack...looking for feedback about sex, age and size.

I'm leaning to smaller so our girl has someone her own size. That doesn't guarantee they will be best buds but...and then should we get another female of a male?

Thanks for your input...!

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by: Tammy

We have three aussies, a standard female who is 10 yrs, mini male who is 6 yrs and a mini female who is 3 yrs. The two females have a lot of power struggles this past year. Things were great until the youngest turned 2. They will play together but also have issues as to who’s the dominant one. Our male is the laidback one. When we got him we wanted another female and the breeder highly suggested we get a male since our female would challenge another female for the dominant spot. We see what they were talking about now that we brought another female into the home.

I would suggest another male!

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