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Old 17.05.2020, 15:36
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Re: Adopting a Aussie puppy in La Côte

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I really liked the comparison to an Arabian stallion - hadn't made that connection before but I really see it now

Perhaps when the kids are older, I'll make my way back to a Dobie again. Then again, I may become too enamoured by Aussies by then
Our Dobie was a guard dog, loved kids though, well - high school kids. Hundreds of them. He was so reliable but fun. Like a good dad.
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I really liked the comparison to an Arabian stallion - hadn't made that connection before but I really see it now

Perhaps when the kids are older, I'll make my way back to a Dobie again. Then again, I may become too enamoured by Aussies by then
I’ve heard this comparison made before, which is part of why I fell in love with Dobies as a kid. I always rode Arab crosses and when I had my own horse back in the US she was part Arab too. I really want a rescue Dobie someday but the husband grew up with Rottweilers and is much more partial to their look. However the Appenzeller is a good compromise for us. Guard instinct is there, playfulness is there, the whole switch between silly and serious is there, and man are they athletes but without being the workaholics that Border Collies are. Plus the size is a bonus. If I had to carry her out of a situation, I theoretically could at 24kg. And I must say, having a short double coat is a huge advantage. Almost no grooming needs but also an all-weather dog.

Huge congratulations on the puppy! Enjoy the great adventure.
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I’ve heard this comparison made before, which is part of why I fell in love with Dobies as a kid. I always rode Arab crosses and when I had my own horse back in the US she was part Arab too. I really want a rescue Dobie someday but the husband grew up with Rottweilers and is much more partial to their look. However the Appenzeller is a good compromise for us. Guard instinct is there, playfulness is there, the whole switch between silly and serious is there, and man are they athletes but without being the workaholics that Border Collies are. Plus the size is a bonus. If I had to carry her out of a situation, I theoretically could at 24kg. And I must say, having a short double coat is a huge advantage. Almost no grooming needs but also an all-weather dog.

Huge congratulations on the puppy! Enjoy the great adventure.
It seems Appenzeller can be a choice for us too because they have a little from everything and nothing in excess...so to speak, exactly what our kids and us need. Lol, and we're moderately athletes too.... Plus the size seems to be a bonus.
This was a very good topic and some of you have a lot of knowledge to share. Nice, very nice.
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It seems Appenzeller can be a choice for us too because they have a little from everything and nothing in excess...so to speak, exactly what our kids and us need. Lol, and we're moderately athletes too.... Plus the size seems to be a bonus.
This was a very good topic and some of you have a lot of knowledge to share. Nice, very nice.
I find them a truly lovely breed. Run from the breeder in northern Italy and the one in the Jura however, and be very wary of casually farm bred ones, be they full Appi or mixes. Unfortunately there definitely are stock with very bad temperaments. Feel free to ask if the day comes that you are seriously considering the breed and you have more questions. They are more intense than the average dog and need a solid training foundation, but they are truly lovely.
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Re: Adopting a Aussie puppy in La Côte

After we saw our boy in UK and paid the deposit the breeder invited us to join their FB group and encourages owners of the various litters to post pictures and stories and ask for tips or advice. This is a great way to discover the general temperament of the pups and also any health issues that are common among the family line.
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After we saw our boy in UK and paid the deposit the breeder invited us to join their FB group and encourages owners of the various litters to post pictures and stories and ask for tips or advice. This is a great way to discover the general temperament of the pups and also any health issues that are common among the family line.
Yep, we're getting similar updates, photos & videos. Planning periodic visits too
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Re: Adopting a Aussie puppy in La Côte

Hi All,

Is it true that you can't get pet insurnace unless you have had a dog from when it was a puppy and registered etc.
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Hi All,

Is it true that you can't get pet insurnace unless you have had a dog from when it was a puppy and registered etc.
No, don't think so. They might ask for a health check from the vet first.
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