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Old 04-21-2005, 11:42 AM
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Ok, now I've got go and search the web for the dog I thought was an Aussie. LOL
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Old 04-21-2005, 11:43 AM
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Mini Aussie: Norwhich Terrier:
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Maybe they herd hamsters...
LOL Ya, maybe the people who raise G. Pigs to eat (do people still do that? I know they used too....) use them to herd the G. Pigs. lol
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Old 04-21-2005, 11:45 AM
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I am just stupid! I was thinking of the Australian Shepherd. The mini-aussie in your pic, though, looks like an Australian Shepherd.
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Old 04-21-2005, 11:55 AM
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Yes, Miniature Australian Shepherds are supposed to look and act like the Australian Shepherds. The only difference is supposed to be their size. (ANd Mini Aussies can't be under 14''.)
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Old 04-21-2005, 12:00 PM
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14 inches?! What the heck is he gonna herd without getting trampled at 14 inches? Maybe chickens...or, if he's in the city, hamsters or G pigs LOL.
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Old 04-21-2005, 12:02 PM
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Oh, LOL re-reading the thread, I have no clue where I got the "terrier" part from.
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Old 04-21-2005, 12:04 PM
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I know cats that weigh more than ten pounds. What are they going to do next, "Miniature Border Collies"? "Teacup Border Collies"? If anyone ever tries that, I'll kill them.
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Old 04-21-2005, 01:16 PM
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Sunny is a "mini" but that's different. If I wanted to he could herd sheep and do agility and all of that. (His dad won at sheep herding comps, mom competes well too). He's only gonna be maybe 25lbs, the size of an average border collie if I'm not too far off. I don't get the whole teacup thing. I do know that some people are getting minis by crossing them with border collies (a full grown aussie can get up to 70lbs) to make them smaller, not just breeding the runts. I'm unsure though if that makes them a "real" mini aussie. I know Sunnys breeder was very particular about her dogs. At first glance she could have seemed a byb, but she is very concerned about raising quality farm dogs, and treating them well. This teacup thing has me concerned though. Sunny is pretty active, and if the personality is the same the herding instinct is gonna be the same, and if something 10lbs tries to herd something bigger then it it'll probably get squashed. I love aussies, the breed is so special, it would really suck if this stupid "teacup" thing caught on for them
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Old 04-21-2005, 02:07 PM
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the size of an average border collie if I'm not too far off.
Border Collies are 35 lbs. and up.
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Old 04-21-2005, 02:26 PM
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Well, I have no problem with the Miniature Aussies. They are supposed to be around 16''. I mean, Corgis and Shelties are smaller herding dogs. But the teacup and toy Aussies have me aggrivated. Those are nothing that an Aussie should be. They are just a BYB and Puppymill ploy.
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