Australian Kelpie Question

Hello all, I just adopted a 3 yo. female Kelpie/Boxer mix from the Dumb Friends league and I...


Hello all, I just adopted a 3 yo. female Kelpie/Boxer mix from the Dumb Friends league and I have a few questions. First, I keep seeing that the Kelpie shouldn't be a city dog. I am giving her long, brisk walks twice a day though. Is this enough activity or should I see about getting a hold of the shelter and finding a more appropriate home for her. I've become very fond of her, but I also want what is best for the dog.

    In Australian Kelpie - Asked by BRGorham - 8/14/2011 3:48:36 AM
You can NEVER work this dog breed hard enough. I have on many occasions taken mine on walks with him always wanting to go faster so a couple times I took him out on my bike so he can full out run his heart out both times he did not stop till his poor paws started to bleed so I would drop my bike and carry him home. Then once we would get home he would want to do it all over again. Nothing thrills this dog more then a good tennis ball for hours on end or sleeping with you. But the second you open the door it is game on to him. I recommend a dog park with a tennis ball and and those slings to throw it far and fast. If you can not do that he is content in the house and will FIND something to have you throw even a little piece of plastic as you watch TV and will give you the look of 'Well, you see that nearly invisible plastic? You should throw it!'
    Answered by Anonymous - 12/30/2011 6:13:52 AM