Kash, Our Collie Mix Dog Is Smart!
Kash is a Border Collie mix, mixed with Australian Shepherd. Two of the smartest breeds according to Animal Planet.
Kash the Dog loves our daily hike through the woods on the Blue Racer Ranch.
Coy-Wolf = Bad News!
We have been having trouble with a “Coy-Wolf” hanging around. It’s a pretty big one. They are a mix between a coyote and a wolf. It is probably taller than Kash, but not as heavy and thick.
This is the trail cam photo from last night of the coy-wolf. You can see how long those legs are. This is right out our big windows!
With Kash being close to 70 solid pounds, good sized for a Border Collie mix, it would be a deadly fight! I know how big a regular coyote’s teeth are, and they are fighters, built for survival. Scares me because Kash takes off chasing them whenever he sees them. He only drops the chase if I scream at him!
Border Collie-Aussie Mix
Back to how smart Kash the Dog is… the other day we were walking down our usual trail we take in the morning, when he just stopped in front of me, blocking the trail. I said “move it” but he would not. He kept looking down the trail and I could see something was bothering him. Thought it was coyotes but after a few minutes we didn’t see any.
So, with him not budging, I turned around listening to my gut and his intuition. We walked about 20 feet and crack! A 8″ diameter trunk tree came crashing down across the trail! And then a second one crashed down! Now how in the heck did he know that was going to happen? May have saved my life!
Border Collie mix dogs like Kash are super smart. Thanks to the dog training course we invested in early on. They can be headstrong and are smart to learn bad things as easily and the things you want them to learn.
Do yourself a favor if you adopt one of these Border Collie mix puppies and get a good dog training course geared towards Border Collies or Australian Shepherds as they learn quickly but they can have some quirky behaviors that need to be dealt with early on.
Go pet your pooch and take him/her for a walk. Listen to them, talk softly while maintaining eye contact. They’ll love you.
Thomas & Kash