Hi everyone, I'm new to this forum and am in the process of researching breeds for our family. We lost our beautiful golden last year to an unexpected heart attack, and we're slowly moving through the sadness. We'll be looking at getting a new pup later this year or early next year, so I have lots of time to research breeds and speak to breeders, before waiting for our right pup.
Dogs I have had before include a goldie, lab, and a border collie. We have young children (4, 3 and 20 months) so we're looking for a pup that will grow up with our children and be an integral part of our family. I feel like my kids are really missing out at the moment by not having a family dog.
At the moment my husband is very keen on a border collie, and I am very keen on an Australian shepherd. Having owned a BC before I know about them (although, our boy was very placid and probably not a typical BC). So I was wondering if anyone can give me some advice and or suggestions/stories and information about Australian shepherds?