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    Hi all, we already have two Aussies and we did have a JRT (well two actually) the first one got bitten by a snake and died, and the second lovely girl unfortunately started to kill our cats so the lovely breeder took her back.

    We want another small dog, but we need to make sure its the right breed this time, we are horsey and live on a large property, but we are looking for more of an inside type of dog that can be our daughters puppy, we love JRT's but the terrier instinct is so strong, and already one of our Aussies hassles the cats and we have to watch him like a hawk.

    all suggestions welcome as apart from the JRT we have only ever had large dogs and so not sure which way to turn next.

    cheers

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    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

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    I'd be contacting local rescue groups, often they have dogs in foster care that will be cat, dog, and child friendly. They will be able to tell you if they have anything suitable.

    What area are you in? We might be able to recommend some rescues to contact.

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    Whippet.

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    hmm little dogs... i have two but they both seem to love chasing all our animals..inc the cats!

    what about a beautiful little long haired dachshund for your little girl, or a cavalier king charles spaniel, or a cocker spaniel something little and pretty if your after looks ?

    or as greysaregreat said, rescue groups are awesome! they temperament test their dogs for this kinds stuff, kids other animals etc...

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    My cousins have horses but not cats. And they have whippets.

    A friend has horses and cats and used to have ACD (cattle dog) who liked to swing on horses' tails. They learned to ignore him. She now has king charles spaniel thing - but it hangs around the house and has nothing to do with the horses - or any cats. Another cousin has horses and an airedale and a kelpie cross something big. But probably no cats. Another cousin has horses and a greyhound and a whippet and no cats. Hmm - do you want to get rid of the cat. They clearly don't fit in with horses...

    It should be easy to train a farm dog puppy to play nice with horses and with cats. And there's plenty of those at rescue.

    Just please stay away from any of the designer breed type deliberate cross breeds because they're almost certainly from a puppy mill which do not have the best interests of the dogs at heart. If you want a cross breed - go to one of the rescues. And bear in mind they don't put all the dogs, especially puppies they have available on the web.

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    Thanks for your suggestions, will look at rescue sites, but I don't cope well with them want to bring them all home, I also like to support breeders that are doing the right thing, and I simply detest designer dogs, (sorry to any designer breeders out there).

    No chance of getting rid of the Cats plural, mad cat woman here I have 8, and the Burmese in particular would not be impressed

    Like Whippets, not sure the daughter does, anyone know anything about pugs? I quite like Westies as well but again they are another terrier, and I do like Dashaunds.

    can anyone give me run downs on temps and things, currently live in QLD but moving to NZ within the next 12 months, so much cooler climate.

    cheers

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    I wouldn't recommend a Whippet if you already have one dog that hassles the cat because it MAY be tempted to join in. They are small sight hound, chase small fluffy things.

    Cavalier, mini Dachshund, chihuahua, Italian Greyhound (most cats can tell them to get lost) Papillon, Toy Poodle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by equerry View Post
    Thanks for your suggestions, will look at rescue sites, but I don't cope well with them want to bring them all home, I also like to support breeders that are doing the right thing, and I simply detest designer dogs, (sorry to any designer breeders out there).

    No chance of getting rid of the Cats plural, mad cat woman here I have 8, and the Burmese in particular would not be impressed

    Like Whippets, not sure the daughter does, anyone know anything about pugs? I quite like Westies as well but again they are another terrier, and I do like Dashaunds.

    can anyone give me run downs on temps and things, currently live in QLD but moving to NZ within the next 12 months, so much cooler climate.

    cheers
    YAY! Westies are my DREAM BREED! Unfort. they were too expensive and I already fell in love with my Westie-cross.
    My Mollie definately acts more westie then chihuahua, she DOES dig, but she doesnt harm birds/etc (We grew her up surrounded by chickens/etc)
    I think that would really help with ANY breed you decide to get! Grow them up with the cats!
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    Consider a Corgi for your needs.

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