Join Date: May 2000
Location: Old Lyme, CT USA
Re: Second dog, maybe? GSD + Australian Shepherd
I have two aussies and they can be a great combination with gsd's, My 10 & 9 yr old aussies never grew up, they haven't got a serious bone in their body and even at this age, are ripping around like youngsters keeping Masi (my gsd now) busy..
My oldest aussie Jynx, grew up with 3 other gsd's (that have since passed) and she was great with all of them and any other dogs..My male, Jag was a rescue, he is a tad more serious, but got along wonderfully with my previous female& male gsd, he gets along great with Masi too.
Aussies, can be pushy, slammy types, and some dogs probably wouldn't go for their rough ways..
I don't know why the two of yours didn't get along, but it could also be that the daycare atmosphere itself may have been hectic?
It's certainly not unusual for a couple of dogs to not like each other.
I might try it again, in a more controlled/quiet atmosphere with no other distractions??
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