Hello from Australia!!
I've been waiting to create this introduction thread for some time now... But I was waiting on news to announce!
My names Shae, I live in rural New South Wales with my partner Martin, our two dogs (7 year old JRT, 2 year old Kelpie mix) and our 3 cats (domestics).
About a year and a half ago we made the decision to extend our family by one. We have tested our ability to handle 3 dogs since April, when we started foster caring dogs for a local rescue. We have had a Staffy x Kelpie, purebred Australian Cattle Dog (Blue Heeler), purebred Kelpie, German Shepherd x Kelpie, Miniature Foxie x Chihuahua and two Labrador x Border Collie puppies so far. As you can see, we love our working breeds =)
So this newest addition is a currently 4 day old White Swiss Shepherd Dog (America don't recognize WSSD as a breed). She has been bred from Australian and South African lines. I am SO excited to get her! =) She should be home around 15th November. I've been on this pairs waiting list for just over a year.. I was so happy when it was announced late June that the female had come into season, and even happier in August when it was confirmed via ultrasound that she was pregnant.
She successfully gave birth to 4 girls and 3 boys on the 15th of September (AEST). We have put a deposit down on a female, and should get our first photos at 6-7 days old (this weekend).