About seven years ago we got our first Australian Shepherd. I chose the breed because of their beautiful colors, long fur, and size. I wanted a sturdy dog, but not too big. They seemed, based on looks, just what I wanted. After our first one we started finding out more about them. We loved her temperament, how faithful she was to stay right with us, even with the kids she was always watchful and almost too protective, she liked to herd them back into the yard.
Before long we found we had 3 Aussies and wanted more. Our whole family fell in love with them. They are great with our kids, love to play, and are so intelligent. We now have three outside and two in the house. It’s more than we planned on but we love all of them and their unique personalities.
We take time every day to let our outside dogs out of their pens and play with them. They are so excited when we come out to see them. They love to be right along beside us whatever we do. Especially Daisy, our blue merle. She stays right beside me when I run.
Little Hank is our newest member. He’s a mini Australian Shepherd and such a sweet little cutie.
Sometime around Thanksgiving Hazel, our red merle, will have her first litter of puppies with Mr. Darcy, a black tri. We are so excited to see what colors we get. Hazel is one of our indoor dogs and because of this we have a closer bond with her than any of the others. This is an exciting time for us. I can’t wait to show off some puppies over here.