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  1. Queensland blue

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    very considerate of you Rick .

    I took the dogs shooting targets on a farm yesterday Here , they like eating the avocados out there too ,I cut out the big seed .
    they have gotten used to the sound of shooting since a young age . First the .22 then louder ones .
    They come everywhere , and the ute was even a large bit bought for them to sit on the back .

    I keep them a good distance away from the shots to protect their hearing , and keep them calm .

    Re: the kayak , I used to go with the dog sitting on the front paddling , we would go and catch red claw and for exercise .

    when I got the second dog I went and bought a Canadian canoe . So we can all fit in !
    We also have a small tinny with motor for further journeys .

    yes one big happy adventurous family with cattle dogs .
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    hey toedtoes , just to prove our point :)

    “Some dogs who are mischievous, naughty or anxious , really need a job to fulfill their lives “.

    Cheese the kelpie kept ending up in the pound and could escape when he found a home and ended up back at the pound each time .
    He can jump the pounds fences in one leap.

    then they realized his unique talents could be used by the Australian defense force , they gave them a call and he is now an explosives detection dog !

    all that energy to good use .
    News today .

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    I hope they are paying him well!!!!

    Reminds me of the first time I flew to Ottawa Canada. I got off the plane and was waiting for customs. A drug sniffing beagle came along and checked me out, continued to the next person, turned back around and sniffed one spot on my knee, then continued on. I said to the dog "I know cat butt is worth a second sniff". The handler got a bit miffed and said the dog was NOT smelling cat. I apologized. But the beagle and I knew the truth. The spot he smelled on my knee was the exact spot my cat's butt had been before I left for the airport the morning before. :)

    There was a story about a border collie who couldn't keep a home. Someone saw through her "issues" and gave her a job herding ducks and geese at a golf course.
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    Six year old male cattle dog we saw today .
    He came from a litter of pups with stumpy tails however he has a full tail himself .
    He is a very friendly boy , who was also curious as I had dog bones from the butchers in my hand.
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    Lot of love in those eyes , can tell he has got a good home
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    A 6 month old Smithfield cattle dog male pup , with 2 Australian stumpy tail cattle dog females .

    the pup has some filling out to do , the owner wants to breed him with the female with the black eye patches .

    hard to photograph ! Took a bunch of photos and most of them were a blurry flash running by .
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    don’t reckon you’d want to jump this fence or put your hand in . It’s hectic .
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    EA58BB5E-76B9-42ED-AC2A-7187654F6C3D.jpeg Quote :
    “ The distance vision of a cattle dog is so acute that it can see the signal of the drover from a kilometer away “.


    From the book “The dog whisperer ; the essential guide to understanding and raising a happy dog “,

    Written by John Richardson and Leslye Sharon Cole .

    Pic above is one of the many beautiful illustrations in the book by Leslye Sharon Cole . Of an australian cattle dog .

    Note: (A drover is a working stockman or stockwoman in Australia who moves a herd / mob , traditionally sometimes over very long distances .)
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    I tell people often ..... if single women , families and old people etc . had a good cattle dog , then a lot of the crimes you hear about would not happen . The dogs will protect their people and property .

    My Vet came around today to give my pup his vaccination and chip.

    She told me about how her older parents had just been broken into .
    Though the burglar came across their cattle dog (or the cattle dog came across the burglar ) which saved them from any thing being stolen. The robber had to swiftly leave !

    The robber/s then stole somebody else’s car up the road from them .

    So it is more confirmation and validation of my advice .

    If more vulnerable people have a good cattle dog , then a lot of these crimes will not happen !
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    Tweed taught Eddie Beagle to be a good guard, and could have a nip in him. Merry Beagle was a good as an alarm, but she wouldn't have bitten anyone. My current Beagle,Tally, is everyone's friend. Burglers prepare to be licked to death!
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    A lot of the time a barking dog sounding the alarm will do fine .

    There was another good news story on tv where a bullmastiff stopped a robbery at a business this week. He was a yard , guard dog so I am glad to see dogs filling their rightful roles.

    Right now I have a cattle dog who barks at anything that shows up and lets me know, if need be I can poke intruders with a pointy stick .

    plus we have an almost 4 1/2 month old bull arab cross hunting dog that weighed in at 28 kg today .

    Think he is going to be huge considering , so the cattle dog can tell him who to bite , he can be her body guard ,

    he will get trained to grab a sleeve too.

    right now if he sees strangers around and looks too friendly , I tell the cattle dog to bark at them so he does not then want to approach them .

    its a balancing act , socialization , the who and when .

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