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Saturday, November 26th, 2011

Subject:has anyone tried to make their own rope toys?
Posted by:scottks.
Time:6:08 pm.
It seems ridiculous to spend $8 to $10 for a rope toy when they only last a few weeks. I like them though because Kylie seems to keep her teeth pretty clean with them. She'll even take the strands and pull them through her front teeth. That's got to be like using dental floss.

If you look at the toys sold in Petsmart, etc., they are made with cotton/poly rope. I went online and searched and searched for cotton/poly and only found one place that has it:


I'm going to email them and ask if they sell by the foot. I don't need a 600 foot spool that weighs 120 pounds!
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Posted by:scottks.
Time:10:10 am.

In the middle of the action during the morning Turkey Bowl.

During dinner, my brother-in-law reading from a kid's book.
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Saturday, July 30th, 2011

Subject:Web Master Harness in action
Posted by:scottks.
Time:9:17 pm.

I'm lifting her like a suitcase. Sorry you can't see me doing it very well. Watch her do a little 180 degree hop on the log as we traverse the three logs a second time.


I love this harness!
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Subject:cute cattle dog photo
Posted by:scottks.
Time:9:13 pm.
Click the link, then click on the photo to see it enlarged. Kelty tent with cattle dog. Nice dog bed.

Stuff they forgot:

Mud Puddle: Exquisite drinking water source no matter how churned up with dirt and debris. Drinking necessitates walking or running up and back through the puddle.

Nature Valley Granola Bars: Demanded by trail dogs when humans dig out the trail snacks at rest stops.

Winter Gloves: Wearable play toys that humans carry in the cold. (Never train a puppy to teeth on an oven mitt.)

Bacon/bacon grease: If there was a catnip for dogs . . .

Birds, Squirrels, Deer, and other small game: search and destroy targets. Impossible to catch, but dog doesn't care. I made it move.

any Strange Noise in the pitch blackness: potential enemy to be growled or barked at. If sleeping on a cot under the stars, it is the dog's job to sit or lie at end of cot and surveil the blackness for yeti, sasquatch, chupacabra, and various aliens of the third kind.

Anything Dead: Perfume for dogs. Dog must get dead smell on its own fur no matter what.

Coyote Crap/Cow Crap/almost any crap: Highly prized delicacy that humans detest. Yeah, but if the coyote ate it first, it must be good!
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Saturday, June 25th, 2011

Subject:camping with my nephews
Posted by:scottks.
Time:10:19 pm.

That's Kylie with Tom out at Skull Valley, Utah.

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Subject:playing with the big dogs
Posted by:scottks.
Time:10:05 pm.

Kylie loves to play with Rainy, the Burnese Mountain dog. I wish I had started filming minutes before this clip, they were so cute together. That golden was mean to her at six months, but now she seems to know how to handle him. Mocha, the brown dog wants to be bossy, but Kylie will have none of it.

A few days later we went back, and there was a red heeler with two Carolina dogs. The little Carolinas were snippy and didn't want to play with Kylie that much. They were all about chasing frisbees and pretty much nothing else -- just a lot of barking. Oh well.
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Subject:A few questions from a newbie
Posted by:serious_mccoy.
Time:8:42 pm.
I adopted my first ACD earlier this month. In fact, she's the only one I've really been around much in general. I've read about the breed, but reading can only tell you so much, you know? So, I've made a few observations about her, and I'm curious if they're breed things or Cayenne things.

-Are your ACDs very vocal? Cayenne is SILENT. I haven't heard her bark once since I've had her, and she very rarely whines or makes any other kind of vocalization. This is crazy to me, because my other dog is a border collie mix, and he could wake up the whole neighborhood when he starts.

-She's completely dog-stupid. Wants to be friends with them, but only manages to piss them off. Her bullying seems inadvertent, because she's quick to roll over and cower when they get mad at her. I'd love to figure out how to teach her to interact with more savvy, but I know this isn't something a human can teach her (I think?).

-Really coarse coat. Is this the result of a bad prior diet, or are they supposed to feel this bristly? I'm brushing her every single day and conditioning her coat whenever I bathe her, just in case it's in bad condition.

-Her tail is docked, which I found weird. Is that standard for working ACDs or something? All the other ones I've seen have had full tails.

-She seems to be always and forever hungry. My other dog has a really tame appetite, so he's easy to figure out how much to feed. As for Cayenne, though, I'm not sure what a good ballpark estimate is of how many cups per day to feed her. Ideas? She's 33 pounds.

I'd be thrilled to hear about any breed quirks I'm unlikely to find in overview writing, too! I only know the basics- active, herder, intense, intelligent, etc- and not much else.
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Sunday, June 12th, 2011

Subject:semi-Forrest Gump moment
Posted by:scottks.
Time:1:42 pm.

Luckily for the bride, Kylie, with her muddy paws, was on leash. We didn't plan this shot or I would have gotten a little closer to the sidewalk. :) She's been known to mosey on over to young couples enjoying the park and the sun and give them kisses much to their amazement (sitting duck when at her eye level). City Creek is swift water during these days of high snow melt, so I have to keep her on leash most of the time.
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Saturday, April 30th, 2011

Subject:meet Kylie
Posted by:scottks.
Time:10:16 pm.
I just realized I haven't posted anything about my new pup here in this community. Kylie was born on September 23, 2010. That makes her seven months old. She loves hiking, retrieving big sticks, playing with other dogs, and socializing with kids in Petsmart. We're chomping at the bit to go camping, but Salt Lake has had a cold, rainy/snowy spring so far.

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Thursday, April 14th, 2011

Posted by:momofquacker.
Time:10:19 am.
Hello! I am Katie, and I just joined. We adopted a cattle dog/terrier mix yesterday and I am eager to show her off ;) Her name is Zoey, she is about 3 years old, and VERY sweet and loveable. Here are a couple of pictures we took of her:

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Tuesday, January 4th, 2011

Subject:Introducing Blue and Myself
Posted by:kateristic.
Time:5:35 am.
Mood: amused.
So I figure I may as well introduce myself and my pup.  His name is Blue and he's a purebred Australian Cattle Dog, although he is not CKC registered.  He's my first Australian Heeler-and from what I've read on ACD's I have truly lucked out-he's not aggressive, or hard to train.  He's brilliant and affectionate, great with other dogs, and loves people.  He plays all day long with a kitten I found in a box behind a dumpster-the kitten was only 5 weeks old when I brought him home and they instantly formed a bond.  He pretty much taught himself to play fetch, and he is a master at the sit, stay, and lay down commands.  Housebreaking him as a pup was a breeze.  Although he does like to pull when being walked-I have given up on trying to stop him...so I use a "Gentle Leader" when we go out for walks-it makes life SO MUCH EASIER!!!  Off leash he is great and never strays too far away...unless chasing off a pesky bear to give me a heart attack.

Blue was born September 1st 2009, and I received him on December 17th, 2009 as an early Christmas present from my boyfriend.  My 12 year old Australian Shepherd/Border Collie Cross, Jenny had passed away earlier that month and I was devastated.  So at first I wasn't eager to have a new puppy, but in a matter of days that changed.  And life hasn't been the same since.  

Here are a few pictures of Blue:

Also Does Anyone Else's ACD have really fast growing nails?

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Sunday, October 31st, 2010

Subject:Meet Mouse!
Posted by:meetmouse.
Time:5:08 pm.
Mood: cheerful.
This is Mouse.  He's a 13 week old Blue Heeler (Australian Cattle Dog).  Pics and more!Collapse )
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Wednesday, September 29th, 2010

Subject:as seen on Jay Leno tonight
Posted by:scottks.
Time:10:51 pm.
the praying cattledog - Jango


try this URL:

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Friday, September 24th, 2010

Subject:Stupid Dog Trainer
Posted by:awolfcalledskya.
Time:11:20 pm.

The long and short of this is, we're going to a local dog training business that focuses in positive learning/a positive approach, using clickers, praise, and patience. Or so its marketed.
Our dog, who we've only had two months, is a rescued ACD, named Charlie. He has issues. Lots of them. We've ironed a fair few out, and considering how long we've had him, he's a completely different dog. But there are still things he will not put up with, and we've taken this one dog trainer aside in particular quite often and showed her exactly what not to do, and explained why he does it.

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EDIT: Cross posting to allthingsdog and stupidpetowners.
EDIT2: Just to say we are also no longer going to this dog trainer.

Charlie, by the way, is below.
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Monday, September 20th, 2010

Subject:Introducing... Charlie! =)
Posted by:awolfcalledskya.
Time:12:23 am.
Mood: awake.
Hello everyone! New to the community, so figured an introductory post was in order.

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That's Charlie!

***Note: You'll notice the previous dumbass that owned him docked his tail. We'll never forgive him for it!
               We believe he is a pure ACD. You won't notice it in these pics, as his colors have been coming out more and more on the better food, but while he has more of the red heeler coloring to him, he does have streaks of "blue/grey" with it. Its been neat to notice.
He's fed "Addictions" Dehydrated Raw. He refuses to touch crunchies. He came home from the SPCA on Science Diet, but....lets put it this way: He farted at least 11 times an hour on it. I swear! I'm not even kidding when I say he had to least fart that much hourly. He was letting a room-devastating stink-bomb drop every five-ten minutes. He's settled down nicely onto the Addiction though. =)
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Thursday, September 9th, 2010

Posted by:locyga.
Time:5:31 pm.
Mood: cheerful.

New to this community, thought I'd break the ice with some pics of my boys!

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We got Cypher when he was 7 weeks old, and adopted his older brother (from one litter earlier) Gambit this June when his parents realized young male cattledogs maybe aren't the best housepets for five small children and sent him back to the breeder. Cypher is 9 months old now, Gambit is 15 months and for the most part they're getting along splendidly! Gambit was fixed late (on his first birthday!) and wasn't super socialized, so there are resource guarding squables every now and again, but those are getting further and farther between every day! Cypher just learned how to swim a couple weeks ago, after many trips to the park spent barking and biting at the river. Gambit is learning that teeth are not involved in kisses.

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Wednesday, August 11th, 2010

Subject:He'd probably be embarrassed I was posting this on the Internet...
Posted by:jumpers.
Time:6:28 pm.
Well, my dear Matt has ringworm. We noticed he was losing patches of hair a few months ago but were hopeful it was a side effect of the steroids the vet had him on for allergies (he was chewing his paws raw.) Unfortunately the vet found it was an atypical strain that he'd never seen before...which may be a blessing because no one else in our household has caught it THANK GOD! They had to shave Matt and we've been giving him terrible-smelling sulfur dips every four days. We'll probably have to do this for another month, until he tests negative for the fungus consecutive times.
I mentioned to the vet that Matt likes to chase groundhogs in the woods while he's going for walks, so he probably got it from some dank hole in the ground.

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Subject:pictures of quigley
Posted by:scarlet_tanager.
Time:11:14 am.
just sharing a few recent pictures of my quigley boy. :)

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Tuesday, April 6th, 2010

Posted by:dynamite_dame.
Time:10:47 am.
Mood: busy.


I'm new to the community, but not new to cattle dogs. I grew up with a Queensland heeler named Buffy and now, my husband and I have a three year old blue/red heeler mix. We found her all alone while hiking in Big Bend National Park when she was a tiny, little puppy.

Her name is Marathon : ) And, as you can see, she really loves snow.

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Tuesday, March 16th, 2010

Posted by:she_beast.
Time:8:44 pm.

Check out how BIG Ivy is! She's almost as tall as Norman, but not as chunky. I'm pretty sure she's reached her adult size - she's almost 2 years old. Wow, how time flies.
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