Is The Aussie A Good Family Dog?
My family is considering getting an Aussie. We had heard good things about the breed, but now that we've put a deposit down for one, I'm hearing nothing but bad reviews - even from vets. I continue to hear that it is nearly impossible to satisfy their energy needs. My husband and I walk or jog every day. We have a large backyard and kids (7 and 5) ready to play ball and frisbee for hours.
It seems ironic, since I seem to read the same for many other breeds (Labs, Golden Retrievers, etc) - that they will become destructive if not exercised. Is this MORE true for Aussies or the same?
My breeder assures me that the dogs are no harder to take care of than your average Lab.
Any thoughts? Are we crazy to get an Aussie?