NewsFlash! Collie Mix Dogs Are Smart!
Collie mix dogs, be it with Border Collies, Rough Collies, Australian Shepherds, Farm Collies, Old English Sheepdog, Australian Cattle Dog, and so on, are from the herding family. And they are all smart as a whip!
That’s Kash the Dog, a Collie mix, actually we were told he’s a Border Collie and Australian Shepherd. He was found in an old car abandoned in a run down barn somewhere near Elkhart, Indiana. Just 6 weeks or so, full of fleas and all four pups were sick.
Now, since we have had him, and he is almost 6-1/2 years old, he has only been ill 1 day, and that was after he dispatched a raccoon on our deck one night. At 70 pounds, he is pretty good sized, solid, and very little fat. Not afraid of much except toads.
Now as far as smarts go, the Border Collie ranks #1 in Stanley Coren‘s The Intelligence of Dogs. Collie mix or collie type dogs have 4 of the first 16 smartest dogs according to Stanley Coren. Our dog training we invested in really helped!
Kash the Dog and I go walking or hiking every day either on the Blue Racer Ranch where we live, or in the dunes along Lake Michigan. Sometimes we go to one of the very nice local nature parks in the Southwest Michigan area.
I always have my camera, a Panasonic Lumix, and I take a lot of photos. It is the best camera! Light weight, easy to use, great lens glass and telephoto/macro. I have had 3 different cameras, all Panasonic Lumix, 2 of the same model even! They have taken over one million photos between the 3 of them!
Tomorrow we are going to hike a new Nature Conservancy park that is only a mile away. It is beautiful land with Black River frontage.
Well, that’s enough for tonight. Time to take Kash the Dog out for a whiz and have a healthy homemade dog treat. Later.
Thomas & Kash (collie mix)
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