Our dog Kash, a Border Collie mix is awesome!
Collie mix could conjour up a Lassie-like dog mixed with a German Shepherd or Labrador, or many other dogs. And it would probably be a good dog. But a Border Collie-Aussie mix is a smart-as-a-whip kind of dog! With a Border Collie rated the #1 or #2 smartest dogs by polls with Australian Shepherds coming in at #5 or #8 in the polls, breeding the two results in an interesting critter. Smart, really smart!
Kash the Dog loves the snow, until it gets too deep, or just crusty enough on top that he sinks in every two or three steps. Kind of throws his rhythm off while trotting or tracking down a rabbit. Speaking of hunting, Kash is not that good at tracking, but more of a sight hunter. He will watch my eyes to see if I see any game, as well as looking on his own.
On another note, we just looked at a Big Barker 7″ Pillow Top Orthopedic Dog Bed for Large and Extra Large Breed Dogs (Headrest Edition) New Price: Old Price: You Save: on Amazon and decided to get him that for our next cross country driving/camping adventure this summer. He already has a nice memory foam dog bed, MILLIARD 4" Premium Orthopedic 100% Memory Foam Dog Bed + Anti-Microbial Removeable Waterproof Non-slip Cover 34"x22"x4" New Price: $43.99 Old Price: $87.98 You Save: $43.99 but he chose to curl up on the front seat instead. Maybe with this new bed he will stay in bed!
This year we are either going to Washington and Oregon, or up into British Columbia, Canada. We seem to favor Washington as that seems to be our favorite state for what we like.
When Kash was in his first 6 months with us, he was a rescue dog by the way, Kash did not want to bond with us. I always though of myself as a minor dog whisperer, but I met my match with this collie mix! He had this brain piercing sharp bark that he used as a weapon. The more we tried to break him of this bad habit, the more he did it – and sometimes followed it up with a bite!
We finally broke down and bought an electronic dog bark collar Oternal® Electronic No Bark Control Dog Training Collar with 7 Levels Button Adjustable Sensitivity Control, Black Nylon Collar, an High Quality and Effective Pet Training Device for 8-120 Pounds Dog, Keeping a Quiet Environment At Home/Indoor (2015 Upgraded-improve Sensitivity Setting, Appearance, Battery Life, Etc.) New Price: $44.99 Old Price: You Save: $16.10 ! Our last choice. We were at the point of almost giving him back to the rescue agency!
The anti-bark dog collar PetSafe Gentle Spray Anti-Bark Collar New Price: $37.99 Old Price: $70.00 You Save: $32.01 worked! We only put it on him two times, and it broke him of using the bark as a weapon against us! He still barks, but only when he needs to, such as at other dogs (sometimes) and when he chases squirrels, or when someone is on our property. Good dog!
Well we kind of bounced around on this post today. Did you ever have one of those days where you were just all over the place and don’t get much done? Today is one of those times.
Thanks for stopping by.
Oh yeah, check out my Pinterest board called Border Collie-Aussie.
Here is a video that you might like as well.
Pet your dog, gently.
Thomas & Kash