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    I have a part Cattle Dog who has the cattle dog coloring, but I've never heard of people being wary of them as you mention in your post! Cattle dogs are so common here, people don't seem to think of them as dangerous in any way in my area. I have kids running up to Keeda with their parents looking on on a regular basis.

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    I have a Blue heeler.. his name is boss. he is about 12 months old now.. stranges stay away from boss cos they think he might bite them. he is a huge sook too!!! pretty smart too.. we only got tell him thing twice and he gets it.. we are very happy with him

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    It's sad when people have pre-conceptions about particular breeds, particularly our own Australian Cattle Dog.

    Every dog has the potential to be a bad one if we the owners permit or promote it. Heck, I would have to say that the one dog breed that I have encountered the most problems with (behaviour wise) is the Chihuahua. Yet, all those cases, to watch the breeder or owner - there's my answer.

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    People who did not know Shadow would not get out of the car if I was not out there. All he wanted to do was welcome them and he would gladly have shown them where a key was hidden just so he could get inside too if we were away.

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    Gosh, the main thing I'd be worried about with a cattle dog is that they were gonna round me up and put me away in a pen! Lol.

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    They are not always on duty. I never, in 14 years, saw him try and round up anything except the cattle.

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    My boss used to have this cattle dog that had grown up on a property. Boss sold and moved and started up his own vet surgery in town. Took the dog with him. 6 months later I'd walk out the back and there he'd be rounding up the bloody ants!!! I kid you not!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devil's Advocate View Post
    My boss used to have this cattle dog that had grown up on a property. Boss sold and moved and started up his own vet surgery in town. Took the dog with him. 6 months later I'd walk out the back and there he'd be rounding up the bloody ants!!! I kid you not!
    once a herding dog...always a herding dog

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    Ziggy is a cattledog cross- we think with staff judging by her boof head but we have no idea as we got her from the pound.

    She is very clever, very quick to learn things. We don't even need to say some commands now, she know that she has to do them (sit before getting her food for example). So full of energy and a big sook. She loves to chew anything and everything though (last night she got into one of my strawberry lip glosses- she had nice strawberry breath for the rest of the evening ).

    She doesn't seem to want to herd much, but she does like giving our cat a big 'kiss' on the head (I am sure you can all imagine how happy the cat is about this). She loves playing fetch and tug-of-war. Her favourite toy at the moment is (was) a pink bone that she has slowly reduced to a small square of pink plastic, about the size of a post-it note. Apparently this is still a fun toy to catch though.

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