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Old 10-31-2011, 10:55 AM
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O'Reilly took lots of things seriously, especially taking care of anything within his territory -- and was one of the best true watch dogs I've ever known, even though he was blind!

He also had more pure joie de vivre than any creature I have ever encountered. Nothing got that dog down.

One of the more impressive things I ever saw him do, though, was herd my sister's Jack Russell, lol. It pissed Braec off mightily and considering O'Reilly's blindness was a real trick.
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Old 10-31-2011, 12:00 PM
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Correction: Aussies take few things seriously, but when they do--watch out!

There are differences in builds; Aussies tend to have more of an upright stance to go along with their upright, loose-eyed herding style. They will "crouch and stalk" but it's not the cat-like slink associated with Border Collies. Aussies typically tend to be a bit more solid-boned than BC's, probably because they needed to have the solidity needed to take cows head-on.
This sums up my thoughts well. Herding styles are definitely different. The manner in which they walk, normally, is different. More of a bounce, IRRC. While Border Collies don't bouncy that much, unless excited. While some of the Aussie's I've seen are pretty small, they still do seem to have heavier bones.

The differences, really IMO, are ones that need to be seen. It's hard to write out the differences, it's better, if possible, to view them for yourself.
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Another large difference is the noise levels. I find Aussies to be much more vocal.
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Old 10-31-2011, 07:49 PM
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I wish I had a pic of Sadie and Desoto together on this computer. The difference (even in play) is pretty striking. They both love to play fetch but if I bust out a tennis ball Sadie (BC) would crouch down, stare and even curl her lip if she was into it and stalk up to me and the ball. Super intense and serious. Desoto will be standing right beside her, upright or very slightly hunched, ready to turn and run but much more relaxed.

Aussies tend to be stockier, although there are a lot of slighter ones my preference is certainly for a dog that looks 'sturdier' than a bc. While a bc is lighter, leggier and more catlike in movement. Sadie and Desoto are the same height and both in shape but he has several pounds on her. As mentioned Aussies also love to 'talk'.

This pretty well sums the difference up between the breeds expression and personality wise


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Thank you for the help and explanation received so far.

I will try and put into words all you had said to help answer.
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I just came to the conclusion that Darla is an Aussie mix, as guessed by Chaz. My sister said Border Collie mix after seeing the mom, but I think she was wrong.
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