I kind of sort of have a major Koolie/Coolie want right now.

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Yep, definitely feel you. Someone needs to ship me their Rhodesian Ridgeback for like... two weeks.

But also more importantly, a Malinois. I need a temporary Mal please so I can cure the insanity.

ETA: ughh those dogs are gorgeous. Now I want to stalk Traveler/Didgie/Rue/Zinga/Zip Tie/Ned/Circus photos.
 

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Oh god me too. I have never felt so drawn to a breed before. I stalk all the koolies on this site, and I am not ashamed :p

But yeah, I am very seriously wanting one for my next dog. It will be a good 3-4 years before that happens, but when it happens, it will probably be a koolie.
 

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Linds still refuses to give me a Traveler clone. I am trying to not take it personally, but...

Also, true story: Last week I was taking to a guy who goes to Australia regularly for work and I was tempted to ask him to smuggle me a Koolie puppy...
 

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Yep, I really want one too,& I need one. I would love to meet a Koolie on here, especially zip tie.


Ohh,& I really have a strong want for a Mudi. But, there's none to stalk :( I need a Mudi. Need. I've read so much about the breed,& there's so much that just clicks with me. Beside that barking.

There so stinking adorable <3



This black merle is neat


Really love fako(yellow) Mudi's
 

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Ohh,& I really have a strong want for a Mudi. But, there's none to stalk :( I need a Mudi. Need. I've read so much about the breed,& there's so much that just clicks with me. Beside that barking.

There so stinking adorable <3



This black merle is neat


Really love fako(yellow) Mudi's
I was really interested in Mudi until I went to Mudi Nationals... There are ones I like but it's really really hit or miss. And the ones I liked were all imports, not NA-bred...but I didn't like all the imports either by any stretch.
 
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One of the first people who was importing the Mudi into the states used to be involved in the training school I worked in right out of college. I like the size and type of the dogs a lot, but holy heck did not enjoy her dogs at all. The barking, and I would be shocked if all three I met wouldn't have bitten when startled. I think they were all related (mother and two puppies? If I remember correctly?) so maybe it was the line or the way they were handled, but it's all I can think of when I think of the breed.

Shame, because they are seriously cute dogs.

I did run into one hiking a year or two ago, and had a good time shocking the owners when I asked if it was a Mudi.
 

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I've been underwhelmed by the mudi I've met. They haven't been very... hyper? at all. Mid drive. Not even that barky. lol
 

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I have one big eared goon that anyone can borrow. But please keep him until he is off restricted activities because of the cut on his paw. Thanks.


Just kidding though. I will say that koolies are pretty much awesome dogs. Intense, challenging, drivey, amazing dogs. Of my six, it's the koolies that are constantly keeping me challenged as a trainer. Not just because they love to keep me on my toes by "problem solving" perfectly trained behaviors, but because I am constantly able to challenge their limitations and push them further than I ever thought possible.

Koolies for life. :D
 

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I have one big eared goon that anyone can borrow. But please keep him until he is off restricted activities because of the cut on his paw. Thanks.


Just kidding though. I will say that koolies are pretty much awesome dogs. Intense, challenging, drivey, amazing dogs. Of my six, it's the koolies that are constantly keeping me challenged as a trainer. Not just because they love to keep me on my toes by "problem solving" perfectly trained behaviors, but because I am constantly able to challenge their limitations and push them further than I ever thought possible.

Koolies for life. :D
Did anyone see that DW episode with that Koolie who was afraid of the squeaky toys? I have never met a dog who was afraid of toys before to the extent. I actually had to turn the channel over because my dogs were getting excited from all the squeaking xD

But I have heard Koolies are a bit ranging in their temperaments, much like mudi's. But I don't think I will ever own one because there aren't any breeders that I know of that I would want to deal with anywhere near me :(
 

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But I have heard Koolies are a bit ranging in their temperaments, much like mudi's. But I don't think I will ever own one because there aren't any breeders that I know of that I would want to deal with anywhere near me :(
Anywhere near you? Lol- there aren't any in the US yet are there?

There are only three places I'd get a koolie from, and I hear they're extremely consistent, which pleases me. I have a feeling the list is easy to recognize.
 

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I was really interested in Mudi until I went to Mudi Nationals... There are ones I like but it's really really hit or miss. And the ones I liked were all imports, not NA-bred...but I didn't like all the imports either by any stretch.
One of the first people who was importing the Mudi into the states used to be involved in the training school I worked in right out of college. I like the size and type of the dogs a lot, but holy heck did not enjoy her dogs at all. The barking, and I would be shocked if all three I met wouldn't have bitten when startled. I think they were all related (mother and two puppies? If I remember correctly?) so maybe it was the line or the way they were handled, but it's all I can think of when I think of the breed.

Shame, because they are seriously cute dogs.

I did run into one hiking a year or two ago, and had a good time shocking the owners when I asked if it was a Mudi.
I agree with these. I was really into Mudi's...until I met two. They were then crossed off my list.

Koolies are still on it. But I will most likely stick with Kelpies...I've narrowed down the breed "want" to always having GSDs and then either Kelpie/Koolie...or perhaps Dutchie as my "other" sport dog.
 

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