Australian Shepherd Question

I have a 11 week old female boxer and australian shephard mix. Can you tell me about how big...


I have a 11 week old female boxer and australian shephard mix. Can you tell me about how big it's going to be, what are medical needs if any should I be expecting and basic care needs for it. I have three kids oldest is 14 is it good with kids or should I expect temper tantrums? how about training them is it hard?

    In Australian Shepherd - Asked by Anonymous - 3/23/2012 10:40:59 AM
it is very hard to say how big your dog will get, but being part Aussie means it may carry the MDR1 mutation, and unless you do the DNA test for that, it's best to avoid any products with ivermectin, such as Heartguard. You can read more about this at www.busteralert.org As for training, again it is hard to say since you probably don't know the parents of your puppy. What kind of temperament a pup inherits depends partly on the parents. Starting with a reward based training class as soon as the puppy has it's second shots would be a good place to start.
    Answered by paws4hisglory - 3/24/2012 5:49:42 PM
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Your puppy will probably be about 18 in. to 26 in. when she is full grown. You can find out about health problems on the internet by searching aussies, and the same goes for boxers. It just depends on a lot of stuff how her temperment will be. I know Aussies often do great with kids!
    Answered by Anonymous - 5/28/2012 6:06:14 PM