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Benji, Our Happy Farm Dog
Cruising in the pickup
My parents have had our Aussie Benji for almost 11 years, and he is the best dog and friend we've ever had. He is incredibly intelligent and affectionate and has proven to be quite tough!
He survived and won two gruesome attacks by a pair of stray dogs, one being a German Shepherd. He fought them off and was barely alive when my mom found him. He was never mean during his recoveries. This is a noble breed!
He hunts raccoons and herds cattle yet shares his dog house with barn cats and gently plays with my sister's young child! He is always happy and can sense a bad person, even if it's an uncle or family acquaintance, and is always right. Our Benji is not as refined as other Aussies I've seen but that only makes him a more real dog to us.
He is independent and goes for swimming adventures to our neighbor's pond and eats out from our refuse pile and another neighbor's swine remains burn pile (much to our chagrin). He has pride too, but can act desperate for love and treats. I highly recommend this breed!