Dogs are predators and birds display behaviors that may trigger that instinct. Aussies have a better chance of being raised, trained and socialized to be safe with small animals and birds than some breeds, but I would still never leave ANY dog unattended with birds or small pets. Even a dog that has been good for years may see something that triggers prey drive.
Also, some Aussies have a harder time controlling their impulses than others, no matter how much training they have. So if you did get an Aussie, you need to get the right one.
Answered by paws4Hisglory - 1/9/2013 6:33:17 PM