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    Just picked up a 5 year old stumpy cattle dog cross from the pound, I wouldn't have considered a cattle dog before talking to the RSPCA staff, I always considered them the "grumpy old men" of the dog world before I picked up Emma.

    How wrong I was, she's fantastic. Get's on with every other dog, is well behaved and just wants to cuddle in the evenings. (she thinks she's a lap dog)

    Our only issue is that she doesn't like any of the toys we bought her, she watches us throw frisbees, balls, cuddly toys, sticks and doesn't even raise an eyebrow in interest. The local kids in the skate park even stopped to watch the two idiots running around the dog area chasing balls and frisbees, whilst a dog sat there watching them.

    Instead she likes long walks, lying in her bed and lying on top of us when we drop our guard for more than 5 seconds.

    Go the ACDs!

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    The Stumpy is a wonderful dog.

    Not all dogs are natural retrievers, some I'm sure just sit back and think "well you threw it, you go get it". LOL.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ally_xx View Post
    So how many of you guys out there own a Cattle Dog?

    I have a beautiful 2 and half yo male Blue Cattle Dog

    Do you guys ever get people come over and say "I'm not going near that dog, thats a cattle dog!"

    It pisses me off! My dog is the biggest sook in the world! Sure, he barks at the postman, but what dog doesn't!?

    It's not the dog, it's the owners and how they treat the dog! Grrrr
    I don't have a cattle dog, but I do get that attitude anyway.
    I hope you go further and try to educate these ppl about dogs. The population is too afraid of the unknown and basic stigma's IMO. Does the dog world no good, obviously!

    I will have ppl start to cross the street when logan and I are walking somewhere. I will call out and ask what they're doing. They usually answer something along the lines of "scary dog!"
    I tend to look around me everywhere like an idiot then ask "where, where"

    Works every time. They feel like a ding, and usually come back and allow themselves to meet and pat Logan.
    Got one lady up the road who sees me coming and has even brought out her baby to meet Logan, so much has her attitude changed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ally_xx View Post
    Do you guys ever get people come over and say "I'm not going near that dog, thats a cattle dog!"
    hehehe They should see my fathers current boy lol
    He is the biggest sook in the world!!! (and he has the squeeky voice to go with it O.o ... his balls never dropped before he got desexed lol) I love cattledogs, grew up with them they are great dogs.
    pfuuueeee to those idiots, their loss

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    Funnily enough, people approach Ziggy and call her a sweetie etc. I would have thought because she's obviously a cattle-x that people would shy away! Not so, I am really surprised that people just come up to her, guests who meet her for the first time aren't shy etc.

    Maybe I'm biased but I think it's because she's so cute

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trant View Post
    Just picked up a 5 year old stumpy cattle dog cross from the pound, I wouldn't have considered a cattle dog before talking to the RSPCA staff, I always considered them the "grumpy old men" of the dog world before I picked up Emma.

    How wrong I was, she's fantastic. Get's on with every other dog, is well behaved and just wants to cuddle in the evenings. (she thinks she's a lap dog)

    Our only issue is that she doesn't like any of the toys we bought her, she watches us throw frisbees, balls, cuddly toys, sticks and doesn't even raise an eyebrow in interest. The local kids in the skate park even stopped to watch the two idiots running around the dog area chasing balls and frisbees, whilst a dog sat there watching them.

    Instead she likes long walks, lying in her bed and lying on top of us when we drop our guard for more than 5 seconds.

    Go the ACDs!
    Marnie is a Stumpy tail (in fact a no-tail! all she has is a little tuft of hair) and she is the sweetest, gentlest dog - although does sometimes like to nip me on the leg if we're setting off on a walk! I don't think she's full stumpy as she doesn't have the squarish body shape and she's smaller than any cattle dog i've seen, but she's ball crazy and jumps up and down like she's on a trampoline if she gets excited.

    Have never seen her try to herd anything, with the possible exception of me

    The obedience trainer I took Pedro to freaked when she heard I was going to get a STCD and did her best to talk me out of it - said never leave your dogs alone together because you'll come home to only one dog! A year on, so glad I didn't listen to her. The worst I have come home to is a serious bout of wrestling in the back yard!
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    Frosty's favourite toys are
    soft kiddy toys with big eyes. rips them to pieces, clearly enjoys it a lot.
    my old shoes. not ok
    my new shoes. really not ok
    my dirty sox. really not ok
    old sox with holes in. only if she has permission.
    tug toys like big ropes, (ok) and her lead (only with permission).
    kong with food in. She really needs an extra heavy duty black kong.
    tennis balls - death to all tennis balls.
    rope toys.
    other dog's toys. (not always ok)
    rubber bones - but she does destroy them rather quickly.
    nylex bone.
    squeaky toys - but they don't last very long

    The only toy we have that she hasn't destroyed completely is a green rubberlike everlast fun ball. You can put treats in it or tie a rope to it like a yo yo. She doesn't always want to play with it. Toys that can be destroyed are more fun.

    I keep an eye out in the op shops for dead sox and for toys that are safe for under 3s ie no hard eyes that can be pulled out and swallowed or wire bits.

    And I like to walk near tennis courts to allow Frosty to search out all the lost tennis balls. Best haul was four in one session. That lasted a few days.

    PS Frosty also likes to eat old soccer balls, basket balls, footballs.
    I don't let her have cricket balls or hockey balls or baseballs or golf balls. She fetches them for treats but doesn't get to keep them. With the exception of hockey balls (hollow plastic), the others have some sort of liquid rubber goo in the centre that I don't want Frosty to try.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TinaG View Post
    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.
    Love those mystery package dogs! What a cutie

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    I love the picture of Marnie jumping on the other side of the gate! Emma shocked us on day #1 when she easily cleared our 6 foot fence, then later on jumped through our car window from the outside. Wow. Not bad for a 5 year old

    Ziggy and Emma could be cousins, they look remarkably similar.

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