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    Unfortunately I also think it can be in the nature of any breed to chase something if it runs. My blue heeler Shadow was soon put in his place by the cats as was my BC cross. 4, now 3 pups are a bit much at once for 2 of my cats so they run, so they are chased. I have just spent a few hundred dollars on a pup;s ulcerated eye that could very well have been from a cat scratch. Once I just have the two I am keeping here it will be much easier.

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    In all the years I have had dogs, cats and horses, all of our dogs we have got as young pups and they have all socialised well with each other, but the two Aussies were nearly six months old and although they came from a breeder thats has many cats, the dogs were kenneled and I am sure the cats used to tease them from behind the fence.

    Only one of my Aussies is a problem, but we have managed to keep it under control, got a bit out of control when the second JRT arrived as again she was older when we got her, and I think the dogs formed a pack.

    Hence why now I want a more inside type, still something that can go into the fenced backyard area and play with the other dogs and cope coming out to help feed horses etc... but less of a chases type than the JRT's.

    Corgi's are just devine but a bit bigger than what we are looking for, we would buy another blue heeler in an instant but we do want something smaller, and it would be my daughters dog (I want a german shepherd but that is out of the question until we lose the other big dogs and hopefully thats years away yet).

    Problem is I am not into fluffy dogs, like maltese or cavs etc... which is why I like terriers I suppose.

    Pugs keep coming up (I love french bull dogs, but cannot afford one, and griffens and boston terriers) as I have heard they are really loyal, playful and easy to manage, if we were staying QLD probably wouldn't consider one due to the fact I have heard they suffer in the heat, but with moving to NZ??

    Tenterfield terriers look lovely but don't they have the same characteristics as a JRT?

    Thanks for the feedback, keep it coming if you think of anything.

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    Min Pinscher though it does have terrier trates and English Toy. Why not go for the pug.

    Any good dog is going to cost.

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    Yep don't mind paying the cost, but cannot afford $3 - 5K for a French bull dog or the other two :-) (bostons and griffens)

    I think pugs are around $1k to 1500.... which is fine.

    anyone know much about their temp? don't want to hassle a breeder till I decide.

    Like the mini pin, not overly fond of the english toy terrier, friends have them and they are a bit anti social, but it may just be theirs and they bark a lot, well theirs do.

    Looking like maybe a pug......

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    Quote Originally Posted by equerry View Post
    Yep don't mind paying the cost, but cannot afford $3 - 5K for a French bull dog or the other two :-) (bostons and griffens)

    I think pugs are around $1k to 1500.... which is fine.

    anyone know much about their temp? don't want to hassle a breeder till I decide.

    Like the mini pin, not overly fond of the english toy terrier, friends have them and they are a bit anti social, but it may just be theirs and they bark a lot, well theirs do.

    Looking like maybe a pug......
    Anne and Puggerup can help you with the pugs

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    There are a couple of members here who know lots about pugs. Puggerup and Anne.

    They have their own issues and would definitely be house dogs not horse dogs. I'm trying to think of an easy coat dog (no burrs) that is not a sight hound or a terrier and smaller than a corgi (they're not that big really?). minature pinscher, not to be confused with a manchester terrier (which looks similar but has a different personality).

    have a look through
    Are You Ready for a Dog, Should I get a Dog?, I want a Dog

    or by category of dog
    http://www.dogbreedinfo.com/searchcategories.htm

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    What about an Italian Greyhound

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    Quote Originally Posted by Masha View Post
    Not sure if this helps, but I have a Tenterfield Terrier pup, she gets along great with the cat because she was introduced as a puppy. Easy to train commands, not so easy to toilet train though. Each dog has their own quirks I suppose.
    Hope this helps
    Masha......isn't a Tenterfield Terrier close to a Rat Terrier?? Eva Gabor (Green Acres) wants to know because if the cats don't control any and I mean ANY vermon problem I will be getting myelf a Tenterfield
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    Quote Originally Posted by equerry View Post
    Yep don't mind paying the cost, but cannot afford $3 - 5K for a French bull dog or the other two :-) (bostons and griffens)

    I think pugs are around $1k to 1500.... which is fine.

    anyone know much about their temp? don't want to hassle a breeder till I decide.

    Like the mini pin, not overly fond of the english toy terrier, friends have them and they are a bit anti social, but it may just be theirs and they bark a lot, well theirs do.

    Looking like maybe a pug......
    Pugs are divine furkids!! They get along with everything and everyone. But they can be costly if they develop problems. Happy to put you in touch with Pug Rescue Vic if you are a Victorian
    SPR fosters:Rowland, Matrix, Mia, Arizona, Romeo, Wrinkles, George, Molly, Su Lin, Ellie, Charlie, Charlotte, Lulu, Montana http://www.sharpeirescue.com.au

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    Quote Originally Posted by dog's best friend View Post
    What about an Italian Greyhound
    Another good choice!
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