Miniature Australian Shepherd Question

So, I am a college student at the moment and am seriously considering getting a Miniature...


So, I am a college student at the moment and am seriously considering getting a Miniature Australian Shepherd. My college campus is fairly dog friendly, a few other students have dogs and many professors do. My main questions are, how do they do with strangers? And how do they do with bonding with a specific person? My main fears are for walking it around campus and it being scared of people (lots of people will want to play with it), and that it could feasibly escape my house...

    In Miniature Australian Shepherd - Asked by Anonymous - 1/10/2012 1:15:50 AM
My toy aussie is extremely bonded to me -- will follow me anywhere, doesn't wander. However, he is just as attached to my college-age daughter even though she has been absent so much time in the little over year we've had him. The "butt wiggle" and spinning jumps upon your arrival home are heart warming. He seems to prefer women to men, but he is attached to both my sons too. I don't leave him outside alone (yard not fenced), but he is never on leash in our year (only for outings, which he is fine with, doesn't pull, etc.). He LOVES the attention from strangers and other dogs. Most say they need A LOT of exercise to stay content, I guess I just have a lazy one, because a leisurely walk around our 1.5 acres is plenty for him! He'll usually go out, do his business and head back in. He does like to chase balls, etc. -- and since he is so small, it's not a problem to get that exercise inside! Perfect little package - with so much love! Very easy to train, too.
    Answered by Anonymous - 2/3/2012 12:02:44 PM