Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Hatton Vale, QLD, Australia
oh yaaay :) i hope you have a lot of time and energy. aussie pups learn quickly but they are really energetic and crazy :) the australian shepherd requires a family or individual who is willing to spend a lot of time with the dog. they were bred to work and may get bored if not given a task, possibly resorting to unacceptable behavior if entertainment and activity is not provided. a bored aussie may resort to barking, chasing, digging and anything else it can find as an outlet to boredom (this goes for australian males too lol). they require a large yard and plenty of activity.
although some aussies are quite friendly, it is typical of the breed to prefer to have little contact with people they don't know. it is also not uncommon for an aussie to become territorial and protective of its people, their property, and what the dog considers its own space.
but i figure you know all this anyway :)
have fun with him/her
"I whisper but my horse doesnt listen...So I yell!!...He still doesnt listen"