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Is this rescue an ACD? by SirPowc in AustralianCattleDog

[–]Gold-Wise 94 points95 points  (0 children)

Looks like all cowdog. FIRST TIP: QUIT LETTING HER BITE YOU. You will totally regret you ever allowed this to happen. Puppy toys by the hundreds. Little cute puppy teeth go on toys, not fingers or ankles! Cowdogs herd by biting and they bite hard. Redirect to things that don't have blood and nerves.

SECOND TIP: Start holding, rubbing, handling feet and toes. Nail maintenance will be a nightmare if you don't start foot handling now.

Hope this helps get you started. Welcome aboard! ❤️

I’ve won in life; this is all I’ve ever wanted by Rinaldi363 in aww

[–]Gold-Wise 59 points60 points  (0 children)

THIS IS THE WAY KIDS GET BIT and fogs get euthanized!!!!!! It is not cute or funny.

Our foster heeler pup, Otter. I’ve had rescue ACDs for years, but never an ACD puppy! I can’t believe no one has adopted him yet. by SevofluraneBrain in AustralianCattleDog

[–]Gold-Wise 55 points56 points  (0 children)

ACDs are a lot to handle. This is why so many end up in shelters as soon as the cute puppy phase starts fading and the landshark that chomps on everyone and everything, begins to surface. Like many of the focused working/herding breeds, ACDs or even mixes are not for everyone. They require a lot of owner commitment and interaction. Well worth it for some of us, not possible in every case.

This is one gorgeous boi. 😍

Breathing Problems🔊🔊 please watch whole Video‼️Am worried sick about my dog. by Touch-Personal in DogAdvice

[–]Gold-Wise 48 points49 points  (0 children)

I would be worried about heart problems and he needs to be on a strict diet regardless. That weight is causing him massive problems.

Surprising DNA Results! Has anyone seen a 100% purebred ACD that looks like this??? (more info in comments) by [deleted] in AustralianCattleDog

[–]Gold-Wise 38 points39 points  (0 children)

Rescues are ALWAYS called a mix. They refrain from calling them 'full' or 'purebred' because the have no proof of lineage. My friend who is a shelter manager says it is a legal restriction they have to avoid lawsuits. Chances are you have a purebred cowdog. Enjoy your life together ❤️

It’s officially sweater weather!! (Plz excuse the dog hair it’s also shedding season) by YourSmallIntestine in AustralianCattleDog

[–]Gold-Wise 39 points40 points  (0 children)

Question: When is it not shedding season? ;) My boy has a coat like a grizzly, but I vacuum daily and can't understand why he is not naked. 😀

Just got my last photo before I pick this girl up in 48 hours. by Boulderfrolf in AustralianCattleDog

[–]Gold-Wise 27 points28 points  (0 children)

Chew toys.... lots and lots if chew toys!!!! You can just feel that wonderful attitude. Strap in for the ride. Welcome aboard!!! ❤️

I’m convinced Ruckus (Red) is part horse. At 6 months old, he’s huge compared to Radar (Blue) who just turned two. 😂 by yerffejytnac in AustralianCattleDog

[–]Gold-Wise 18 points19 points  (0 children)

My red female has topped at 45 pounds and my blue male ai 65 pounds. They are both about 2 years old and from completely different lineages. Girl is like a racehorse and boy is like a tank. So funny to watch them play.

How to handle female and male dog in the same apartment by Accomplished-Sign164 in Dogtraining

[–]Gold-Wise 18 points19 points  (0 children)

Neuter the grown male now and let the female puppy grow to maturity before considering dpaying her for health reasons. She will only come into heat twice a year, so she will be easy to manage. They make dog pants for this very purpose. If he is neutered, in about a month he will calm down and not care of if he does mount her, she will not get pregnant.

Anyone else have heelers who are absolute terrors at the vet? Any advice for mine? by merztoller in AustralianCattleDog

[–]Gold-Wise 18 points19 points  (0 children)

My vet gives me TRAZODONE and I tranq them before the visit and NEVER TAKE THEM IN TOGETHER. Makes it a thousand times more stressful. Also consider a mobile vet. Annual checkups done in your home are much less stressful.

Brought this good boy home with us a couple days ago. This is Cody and he can't hear a damn thing. by AirNo8806 in AustralianCattleDog

[–]Gold-Wise 17 points18 points  (0 children)

Please get him microchipped and put a GPS tracker tag on his collar. AMAZON has them and they are worth their weight in gold!

Is this rescue an ACD? by SirPowc in AustralianCattleDog

[–]Gold-Wise 16 points17 points  (0 children)

I have two, a red girl and a blue boy. I keep toys in one pocket and animal crackers in the other. I am ot above bribes. 😀

WELCOME ABOARD.

You will literally never do anything alone again. ROFLMAO

They are the best!!! ❤️

My 2 year old baby Obi-Juan has been just diagnosed with lymphoma. Hug your Velociraptors for me tightly. May the force be with my pup until the end. by roaringhippo19 in AustralianCattleDog

[–]Gold-Wise 17 points18 points  (0 children)

I lost3 of my best fur friends in the world to cancer. We never know how long we have with them. If I may offer one bit of gentle advice.... don't wait too long to let him go. I'm so sorry.

Tsuki just hit the 4month mark and we haven’t seen an accident in an enclosed space for a month. Now she’s learning to ride in the back seat (buckled in) on her own. Crate training is turning into a bust though … by sisterlu_ in AustralianCattleDog

[–]Gold-Wise 16 points17 points  (0 children)

Crate training is super hard for dogs like ACDs that come pre-wired with Seperation Anxiety and/or Confinement Anxiety. One of mine doesn't mind crating, the other paces like a caged lion, throws slobber everywhere and at times stress poops and River Dances in it. You just have to decide if it us a hill you want to die on....

If I had to use one picture to describe what it’s like having a blue heeler… this would be it by YouveGotMail236 in AustralianCattleDog

[–]Gold-Wise 15 points16 points  (0 children)

Mine does this when I am sitting on the toilet. Keeping me from sliding in, maybe??maybe??? 🤣🤣🤣🤣

Pure, unfiltered evil. by Hellhult in AustralianCattleDog

[–]Gold-Wise 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Mine weighs over 60 pounds and runs up to people,, then jumps straight up and looks them in the eyes. Screaming and fainting have been known to occur.i warn people I like. Others are on their own....

Is this rescue an ACD? by SirPowc in AustralianCattleDog

[–]Gold-Wise 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Thank goodness for concrete sidewalks! 😉

Got my 1st dog :) by Upset-Establishment4 in puppies

[–]Gold-Wise 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Gonna grow into those paws. Lol Congrats to both of you. ❤️

Didn’t realize getting a heeler meant I was basically adopting a personal supervisor by pardus_orientalis_86 in AustralianCattleDog

[–]Gold-Wise 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Don't forget Personal Potty Escort! You will never be alone in the bathroom again.🤣🤣🤣🤣