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    Her name is Ruby, very boring! Her sister is one of the rising stars in herding at the moment - goes to show that ear size is irrelevant

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    I love ACD's!. How many dogs do you own currently?. I am curious, since there working dogs, do they live outside?. When my step-dad worked on a farm, his working dogs had to live in kennels.

    O MY LORD, what big ears that Kelpie has. I am amazed, lol!.

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    Well you don't want anything too complicated.
    My grandpas 4 workers are Speck(easy enough), Digger(Dig), Ebony(Eb) and Harmony(Harms).
    Ebony and Harmony(Harmony especially) don't work very well when your calling from the motorbike!
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    Told you she hadnt grown into her ears!

    I have 6 dogs and they all sleep inside at night - 3 in crates and 3 loose in the house.

    I have a dog door so they come and go. My 2 ACDS prefer to be in the house with me the others like being in the garden unless the weather very hot or raining then they come inside and will go to their crates.

    I am not like most people with working dogs. Mine are my pets as well and it doesnt affect their working ability. They love to work more than anything.

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    I was hoping you'd say that. So, working dogs can be pets and working dogs awel. My step-dad is a firm believer that working breeds wont work if there a 'pet' to.

    Ok, I am off to the vet, I'll get her weight checked.

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    Uncomplicated names are best for working! mine are all between 3 and 5 letters!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TahsSunny View Post
    I was hoping you'd say that. So, working dogs can be pets and working dogs awel. My step-dad is a firm believer that working breeds wont work if there a 'pet' to.

    Ok, I am off to the vet, I'll get her weight checked.
    My dogs are driven by the love of working. They would work till they drop - it is all about the breeding and the training. It has nothing to do with if they are pets or not.

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    My grandpas strictly live outside. They arn't his pets. Sounds harsh, but I think Kala is actually the 'odd one out'.
    Lady is an outside dog, but thats cause she feels more comfortable there. When she's inside she's very uneasy and if she gets settled, any kind of movement will make her stand up.
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    Yes I am the odd one out! although there are a few other exceptions, mainly women.

    One of my Border Collies also prefers to be outside, except in really bad weather, I got her from an outside situation when she was 5 months old, her choice, the others like being inside!

    Many farmers do often have inside pet dogs - always non working breeds - mainly small dogs.

    It is just the way they were brought up. I was brought up differently, my mother was a dog nut and dad had to grow to like all dogs inside! He also had to get used to all the waifs and strays, including injured birds, and the occassional abandoned horse etc that my mother seemed to have in tow. He would raise his eyebrows and try and look stern.

    It has never affected the working ability of my dogs and I have a very close bond with them and they strive to please. I will take on timid dogs like my kelpie that have been too soft as a working dog for their original owners, but do fine with me. I sometimes have farmer neighbours ringing me up to ask if I will take a shy or timid dog that they dont have the patience to work with.

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    I ofcourse have no problem with outside dogs aslong as there cared for properly my dogs are outside but inside through the night.

    Ok, so I lied, Serenity now weighs 6.6kgs, she gained weight, YAY! lol. I am so happy to see she's gotten bigger. Hows 6.6kgs for a weight for her age do you think?.

    Who's Kala Aussie?. Also, do you live with your grandpa or by yourself?. Hope you don't mind me asking.

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