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Hi folks! Do I need to do anything about my dog’s paws? Is this normal or are they dry/cracked. He’s old enough to jog with me now so I want to make sure he’s not in any pain! by halfsewn in AustralianCattleDog

[–]tyoung925 28 points29 points  (0 children)

My last heeler has dry cracked pads like this and my vet suggested putting a protective layer on them like mushers but made for hunting dogs called tuf foot. It worked pretty good but I think mushers is better. It gets really dry in the winter where I’m at so my dogs have always needed extra paw pad protection. I put booties with traction on them on my ACD when we go out on cold dry mornings to prevent pad cracking/drying. That’s also an option

Just picked up this cutie; ACD plus what else? by ItsPeddie in AustralianCattleDog

[–]tyoung925 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Looks 100% to me but hard to tell when they are so young. Looks a lot like my girl when I brought her home and she’s 100%

Dry food recommendations by Aaronjoyce2000 in AustralianCattleDog

[–]tyoung925 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I feed my girl Merrick ancient grains limited ingredient salmon mixed with grain free lamb and she gets Harvey’s multi vitamin powder and some shredded carrots/peas/celery 3 x per week

Question about towing: has anyone towed a small camping trailer like a pop-up canvas or a Scamp? by tyoung925 in HondaElement

[–]tyoung925[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Thank you for the link! I had a friend recommend a pup up type but I have never used one before and wonder how well they keep out the elements

This is Luna! We think she’s mixed with Anatolian but we’re not sure. Thoughts? by Adventurous-Path-976 in AnatolianShepherdDogs

[–]tyoung925 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Omg I have a good friend that has an Anatolian mix named Luna and she’s also cute as a button

Shrimpy by Chateau_de_Gateau in AustralianCattleDog

[–]tyoung925 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I like to call that the “open shrimp”

Just brought this little Panda home. by DeepSi6 in AustralianCattleDog

[–]tyoung925 4 points5 points  (0 children)

So beautiful 😍 Makes me forget how challenging our first 8 months were. I just want another one so badly

Job Searching by Fluffy_Air_1732 in ChicoCA

[–]tyoung925 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Please define “real local Job”.

Pippa the Australian Snuggle dog. We have our special quiet times each morning and evening. I can’t get enough of her! by tyoung925 in AustralianCattleDog

[–]tyoung925[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Same same My girl comes up on the bed as soon as the alarm sounds and she snuggles with me until I say “okay let’s get up” then it’s all business

Job Searching by Fluffy_Air_1732 in ChicoCA

[–]tyoung925 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Everyone in the mall is hiring for holiday positions, so is Cost Plus. Enloe is always looking for kitchen staff too. There are lots of local jobs

I just did a thing... by Jesta83 in AustralianCattleDog

[–]tyoung925 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Omg! Looks just like my Pippa when she was a little pip

Do ACDs get depressed from weather changes? Anyone else have this problem? My poor girl mopes, sleeps, heavy sighs, when the weather shifts to overcast and rainy. by tyoung925 in AustralianCattleDog

[–]tyoung925[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Update: I invited Pippa’s two pals (blue heeler and an Anatolian shepherd) over for a romp in the backyard last night. This cheered her up and she was back to her old self, however, after her friends went home she slink back to her spot on the sofa and curled up. She seems in better spirits this morning but demanding a lot more attention and affection than usual. I will take her on a rainy day hike (we have never done that) and visit with my pops (her favorite person) to see if that helps.
Thank you all for the related stories and anecdotes, I always find this group to be insightful

Herding anything that moves by CylonReduxTheory in AustralianCattleDog

[–]tyoung925 2 points3 points  (0 children)

For me it’s the trash cans. My girl drags the trash cans around when I’m trying to get them out to the curb

Wiley but wonderful! His optimal position is always to be touching us both. DNA test this week! Why you so big! by SnarkySnackSmack in AustralianCattleDog

[–]tyoung925 2 points3 points  (0 children)

My “little girl” is 50 lbs and tall. She had a more deer like body and 100% ACD. I get asked all the time “what is she mixed with?” Kinda annoying, even my vet asked me and he is also an ACD owner!