My next dog will hopefully be born here in two and a half years.
You know Laur in 2+ years I will mail you an Aussie puppy in a box addressed "To: Mia"My next dog will be another herding type dog as I miss having them around. It depends mostly on the lines and the timing and my situation at the time. Border collie, sheltie, or Aussie are the three I am tossing around. Sheltie if I need to get another smaller/easier dog and because they are the familiar breed to me. The only way I'd get a sheltie over the other two is if I do really NEED to get a small dog due to living situations. Border collie is what I really want and I have a breeder list already picked out. I don't think shelties fit me as well as BCs and Aussies and there's things I'd like to do that having a bigger dog would be beneficial. I've been pining for a BC for years but will not get one unless I am certain I am in a place to handle one. Aussie is one I've thought about then decided they weren't for me then recently decided I do like the smaller working type dogs. I'm still not quite as sold on them but I do really like them. Playing with an 11 week old Aussie pup all last week didn't help much either.
I still have at least 2 years to wait out though, unfortunately. I'm saving up for a house right now.
Haha mia will be so unhappy when I finally do get another dog. She's such a spoiled brat and so used to being the babydog.You know Laur in 2+ years I will mail you an Aussie puppy in a box addressed "To: Mia"
There was one in my OBED. class the same size as a beagle. I thought it was a mix but she said it was a mini Australian shepherd.LOL! I can't say I've ever seen an Aussie smaller than a beagle, so that shouldn't be too difficult to find.
If it was sold to her as a Mini Australian Shepherd then it was actually a Mini American Shepherd, they recently changed the name of the breed.
Like 50% of the beagles around here I think are technically oversized, so I guess it's kind of a subjective comparison. My roommate's beagle was over 35 pounds. Because of that I always think of them as bigger than they're "supposed" to be. It's crazy to me to think Sydney is right within the normal range of size for a beagle! She seems smaller to me.But even that breed is normally a tad larger than most beagles.