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    04-08-2009, 11:37 AM
I have a Yellow Lab and a Blue Heeler. Both have turned out to be excellent cattle dogs.

However I wouldn't take either on a ride. They're both good around horses and don't chase them. They are just stupid together. If one goes after something the other will follow.

They're better left here at the farm.
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    04-08-2009, 04:57 PM
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Pretty pointer. Is he a German Shorthaired or an English pointer? I only ask bc his markings look so English - I didn't know the GSPs came with the large white swaths. Either way, he's beautiful. :) I love pointers - they make the best dogs, so long as you keep them properly entertained. :p
Thanks! Yes, he's a shorthair. He is so wonderful with our kids and you're right about them needing to be "properly entertained". He definitely is happier when he has a job which is bird hunting, of course. You're guy is really cute, too!
    04-08-2009, 05:41 PM
We have a mutt. My trainers over the years have had mutts, a boxer, a black lab, dobermans, pugs, jack russels, a corgi, and a mastiff
    04-08-2009, 09:32 PM
Yah, I've seen LOTs of corgis as barn dogs. Speaking of corgis.... I really want one! Lol
    04-08-2009, 11:06 PM
    04-09-2009, 12:14 AM
We have lots of dogs, mainly border collies, a jack russell, a staghound, a whippet and now two staghound/border collie puppies... by accident. Oh yeah, and two kelpie crosses.
    04-09-2009, 02:49 PM
Originally Posted by eventnwithwinston    
Yah, I've seen LOTs of corgis as barn dogs. Speaking of corgis.... I really want one! Lol
haha They're so adorable! My current trainer has one and she's still a puppy and she's the cutest thing!
    04-09-2009, 10:35 PM
Tons of horse people have Corgis. I don't get the attraction, but whatever floats their boat. :)

I love my Collie. I think I'm going to go with a smooth coat next time, though. Rough coats are a nightmare to groom. And the shedding is unbelievable.
    04-14-2009, 08:58 AM
Most of my dogs are mini aussies, and aussies of any size are popular horse-people dogs :) My others are an Alaskan Malamute and two Leonberger/Newfies.
    04-14-2009, 11:42 PM
I have a pommie, a black lab and a aussie shep.....also have a evil labradoodle (any one want her!!) but in the prossess of getting ride of her, cost us over $ 1,500.00 in damages in the last 6 months that we had her.

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