Originally Posted by AdrianneIsabel
The minis I meet around here are snippy, snarky, weird dogs. I can't say I meet too many standard size aussies I fancy either though.
This has been roughly my experience as well. I've met one Mini Aussie that I liked, only that she had the squeakiest bark that made my hair stand on end. And while I don't see many full-size OR mini Aussies overall, I can also only think of one Aussie that I've liked. I suppose that my line of work doesn't generally lend itself to good experiences with herding breeds. I'm 50/50 on Border Collies, about the same on Shelties, could name one or two Corgis I find tolerable, don't generally get along with heelers, and mostly fed up with German Shepherds. LOL! (All because of my experiences with them as boarders or groom/bath dogs.)
ETA: I did think of another pair that looked to be Aussie and mini Aussie. The big Aussie was awesome, and the mini... not so much. I got to bathe both of them. Was an interesting experiment.