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I Have An Australian Cattle Dog

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    Sally Pup

    Our beloved yellow Lab mix passed on- arthritis and old age took away our precious pup.  I decided I wanted an intelligent off the couch dog before age caught up with me- I knew that an ACD fit the bill.  I thought I'd checked out the facts well then we brought home Sally and...
    patrioticgardener patrioticgardener 51-55 Oct 6, 2011

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    My Cattle Dog, Aka Blue Heeler

    It's funny the pic of the cattle dog above here is an exact replica of my dog, Sydney.He's the second Heeler I've had in my life. I've waited a long time to get him, because I know they can be challenging dogs.The good things: He's smart, very smart, loyal, actually to a fault...
    larry9112 larry9112 61-65, M Feb 20, 2011

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    My Baby!

    blue cattledog called lilly. best dog ever.
    ocelia ocelia 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 24, 2009

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    Clyde

    Clyde is my five year old heeler. The story of how we adopted him was actually really cool, he followed us home when my family and I were waling one night, and he never really went away. My dad, being a big lover of animals, had a lot of compassion for him, and during a...
    minibenny minibenny 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 9, 2012

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    I grew up around dogs

    and we had this one called "Shelia" - she was one of the most beautiful animals I've ever been around and I could never forget her. Miss her more everyday!
    stubbsx stubbsx 13-15, F Mar 27, 2015

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    Used To

    I used to have a best friend named Beau. He was wonderfully beautiful with one blue eye and one hazel eye. He was smart too. I used to take him riding on my bike. He taught himself to balance and away we would go. I rode many miles with that dog. It isn't often that a doggie...
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm 41-45, F 4 Responses Nov 8, 2012

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    My Cattle Dogs.

    I have 2 males both blue and 2 females one red one blue. They are the loves of my life. I will always have a pair.
    heelerluv heelerluv 31-35 Nov 4, 2012

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    My Baby, Ol' Red :)

    My Red Heeler, full blood A.C.D. is soooo full of life! He loves to jump on people and greet them (which he is slowly learning not everyone wants to be jumped on ;) ) He loves running, racing and jumping for balls and frisbees. He is not much of a cuddler, but loves to be pet...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Feb 15, 2012

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    Pizy

    My whole life the family has had heelers. My current is a kelpie X. She's mostly black with blue on her feet and chest. I had a purple dog (Red X blue) but she was a little bitie and did not get on with my grandmother who was living with us at the time so she had to go live...
    BeteNoire BeteNoire 26-30, F Oct 30, 2010

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    Well. I Lie....

    I used to have a red Australian Cattle Dog. Strangly her name was Red and she was my best friend for 15 years. She would of been about 17 when she died in my arms just over 4 years ago. This is Red at about 2 years old in 1991   Red at about 17 years old in Sept 2005 a...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Feb 8, 2010

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    He's a Mix

    Half Australian Cattle Dog (aka Blue Heeler) and Half Rottweiler. He's over a year old. Has been fixed, had all his shots and has the microchip implant. He's very well behaved and one of the sweetest dogs I've ever had! His name is Rocky. We adopted him from our...
    TopazSkye TopazSkye 26-30, F 3 Responses May 23, 2009

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    Ruger

    He will be 2 years old this year and he is by far the greatest dog I have ever had. I love my red heeler!!
    kat0220 kat0220 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 6, 2010

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    Mossonarock Mossonarock 41-45, M 37 mins ago

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    This is going to sound really bad. Our family dog has been my favourite from when I was young. She is about 13 years old now, but because my parents are old and tired, my sister...
    Triangless Triangless 22-25 38 mins ago

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    If you dont have a happy dog in you life, then think twice you just might be lacking in Selfless love.
    Denny29 Denny29 26-30, M 1 hr ago

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    Hello all Aussies..! How Australian is everyone...? I'm referring to heritage..:-)
    earthandstars earthandstars 41-45, F 7 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    A couple of times now - but only for brief visits, the scale of the place astounds me! Enjoyed my visits plenty, although you can keep the northern winters. I was asked if I was...
    csouls csouls 36-40, M 5 hrs ago

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    I have a small little cute bundle of fur of a dog... She loves me. She loves me no matter who I am. Wish people could be like that. For my personality you would not think I'd...
    Backspaceblogger Backspaceblogger 26-30 6 hrs ago

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    Zoe(left) Shado(right) Last night my brother accidentally left the gate open when he let our two doggies outside. They ran away and we looked for them for hours but it was snowing...
    iamsadrightnow iamsadrightnow 22-25, F 18 hrs ago

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    I use to take my dog to the dog park at least 2 times a week for a while to socialize her more with other dogs, I think she was 5 or 6 months at the time and I did that until she...
    Sable25 Sable25 22-25 20 hrs ago

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    I, for my whole entire life have finally adopted a dog. Since i live with my parents, the permission to own and keep at their house is all up to them. I had researched so many...
    turtlemonster turtlemonster 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    Can NEVER have too many dogs. Their love is so big and so genuine.  This is my malamute-wolf rottweiller - Jada.  She is 11 years old in this picture.
    Alleygirltoo Alleygirltoo 41-45, F 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    One is a 65 pound golden retriever the other an All American - Boxer/Great Pyrenees/Vizsla mix. If you want a dog get a real dog not a fu fu one!! 😝😝
    steverick steverick 56-60, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I used to like cats, figuring they were better, easier than dogs. But my wife is allergic to them - badly in fact, so we had no pets.Then one day she tells me that her son was...
    tjw747 tjw747 46-50, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    At least once or twice during our walk, my dog comes across an irresistible spot. A spot so rich in whatever it is that a dogs nose finds valuable, that the dog stops on a dime...
    AgentSeven AgentSeven 46-50, M 3 days ago

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    Im surprised i never wrote this story but anyway, yes i have a scar. I was two years old when my mother dropped me and my older brother off at my grandmothers house before she went...
    cherryarie1 cherryarie1 18-21, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    My brother was hitting me. Not for real though, he was just doing it to elicit a reaction from my dog and it was the best. cause my dog growled at him. but since he was a house...
    chucku45 chucku45 16-17, F 4 days ago

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    Like...why do dogs get so much respect? All they are is a smelly, dirty, rotten creatures. My family loves their dogs more than they love me. I'm my opinion, dogs are the worst...
    Sicgoat173 Sicgoat173 16-17, F 5 days ago

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    It Isn't Actually My Dog.Its My Mother's Friend Dog She Is A Caucasian Shepherd Dog She Very Lovely And Friendly She Becomes Very Happy When She Sees Me Because I Always Take Her...
    Leadslotru Leadslotru 13-15, M 6 days ago

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    Ive had Fritos since he was 9 months old, a gift from my boyfriend. His name is the name he came with from the shelter. He runs to the door with his leash ready to always go on a...
    Rmasters1 Rmasters1 18-21, M 6 days ago

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    in 1987, since I saw Croc Dundee, since I started getting into Aussie bands, like Air Supply and Men At Work, and so on, I have fallen in love with their talking ways and such. I...
    CDeFer CDeFer 46-50, F a week ago

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    I am neither a true conservative nor a liberal so maybe that is why I can see things more clearly than either side does. What I have found to show total stupidity are the Ag...
    cpguy cpguy 46-50, M a week ago

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    We are from Australia and we do have some gorgeous woman. I am married to one..
    hrnozcpl hrnozcpl 36-40, M 2 Responses Feb 2

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    I TEND TOWARDS THE SHY MORE THAN THE OUTGOING. Same when I chose our first dog 14 years ago. I am fundamentally a shy and ritiring man that just prefers living on the outskirts of...
    LozzyFromRome LozzyFromRome 46-50, M 5 Responses Feb 1

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    I have a service dog for my psychiatric disorder. She's a cute Chihuahua and people can't tell I have this disorder just by looking at me. My family knows how much my Matilda helps...
    matildamarie matildamarie 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 31

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    It's 6:22 am Australian time. And I just finished cleaning my room. When I can't sleep I find my self cleaning. Or watching shows. I watched law and order svu until 5:50 am and...
    dyingsnowangel dyingsnowangel 16-17, F Jan 30

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    Please sign this petition! https://www.change.org/p/american-academy-of-opthalmology-royal-australian-and-new-zealand-college-of-opthalmologists-royal-college-of-opthalmologists...
    jack2256 jack2256 26-30, M Jan 29

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    Lessons learned. Do not ride your bike to your introduction meeting when looking to adopt a dog. I didn't even give it a second thought, as i rode up to the little park where you...
    jackfrost09 jackfrost09 46-50, M Jan 29

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    A little background. I know reading stinks but I'm telling you, this one is worth it. So I have a neighbor. We will call her "scar" because I am sure she has many. We moved...
    RoseyPosey2015 RoseyPosey2015 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 29

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    (cw: self-harm) My dog is a 10-year old stray we found on the street one day. The vet said her left eye was popped and that she was a victim of animal abuse. On the first few days...
    chloeprice chloeprice 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 28

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    I have been thinking of getting a dog, finally. i've never had one, which seems stupid. but i concrened about the responsibilty. meaning will i still be a good owner in six months...
    jackfrost09 jackfrost09 46-50, M 5 Responses Jan 27

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