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I am looking for a good blue Australian Cattle Dog
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Zenia    Posted 08-13-2004 at 16:03:47       [Reply]  [Send Email]
On a whim, I'll throw this out here and see if you all know any breeders? I have found a few through websites, and the one I am most impressed with is in Alaska. I am in California, near Sacramento.

I live in a suburb, next to a huge state recreational area. I had a red Cattle Dog for 14.5 years, and I am quite aware of the needs/ quirks of this breed. I am looking for a registered, purebred dog with good bloodlines, temperment, and conformation. Not to be a show or working dog, but for a pet. Not sure if I will get a male or female. If any of you know a reputable ACD breeder, would you please let me know?

Edit I meant puppy...thx    Posted 08-13-2004 at 16:19:01       [Reply]  [No Email]

They NEED a J.O.B.    Posted 08-13-2004 at 22:55:33       [Reply]  [No Email]
The happiest cattle (livestock) dogs I've known were happiest when continually challenged with a job, task, work, ect..

As a pet, they don't do so well, unless accompanied all day with a Boss, who will dribble, kick, toss, throw, hit a soccerball, football, baseball, golfball ect..

They do appreciate being recognized for their work ethics and efforts.

They will faithfuly work for the brand, and appreciate your recognition, by tying a 'kerchief around their neck.

They love to go on a Cowboy date and ride in the front seat of the truck.

I have even had a dog that would stop on the high side of the trail to hitch a ride on one of the pack horses. He must not have liked the mules 'cause I never saw him "hitch" a ride on any of the mules.

Fantastic Friends!


Loren    Posted 08-15-2004 at 18:27:29       [Reply]  [Send Email]
This is a Healer we're talking about, right? I've got a female that has no real job other than to be happy. And she does it quite well. We got to feed the horses in the morning and she bounces around like a super ball all the way out there and all the way back. Like you say, loves the truck rides, will attack the window wipers on a millisecond notice. Any branches that get near the open truck windows might drag her locked jaws out of the truck. She is very jealous of the other dogs, gotta keep her in check on several accounts. Don't tell my other pups but she favored in my world. A no bs kinda pooch. Tough little bugger too. Loren

JDK    Posted 08-13-2004 at 20:12:01       [Reply]  [No Email]
Try here

Zenia    Posted 08-16-2004 at 08:45:20       [Reply]  [No Email]
Thanks! I have been checking that rescue site (it's in my area). But, I am particular, and don't want a mutt, or a dog that may have been abused in the past. I explored the idea of an older dog, but I want to be sure I get a dog that never has, and never will be, abused. I have kids, and I don't want a dog that might snap because of some past trauma. Those puppies sure are cute, and they look like cattle dog puppies but I have no idea what they will grow up to be.

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