Miniature Australian Shepherd Question

I am 15 and i am thinking of getting a mini aussie i can be with it from 5am to 7:15 and i get...


I am 15 and i am thinking of getting a mini aussie i can be with it from 5am to 7:15 and i get back from school at 3:20 my parents will come home for lunch. I am also a swimmer and if i do get a dog that likes water will it be able to swim a mile or two? Thanks

    In Miniature Australian Shepherd - Asked by Anonymous - 11/15/2011 8:48:53 AM
We had a standard size aussie and she hated to go swimming. She loved trying to get a trout off the line in a stream while we were fishing and would wade in and splash around. However at the lake I would paddle her out in the boat and then dive in and have someone put her in to get her to swim with me. She wanted none of it. Swam to shore as quick as possible and then went and hid. Every time. Maybe you want a bird dog? Lab?
    Answered by Anonymous - 2/25/2012 4:32:52 PM


That along with bed time will make it difficult to find activities between. Mini Australian Shepherd's are very active dogs and if they are not properly exercised they will become destructive.
    Answered by Anonymous - 6/5/2012 10:12:02 PM


My parents have two aussies, one hates swimming and the other loves it. My brother also has two and they both love to swim. Usually that involves playing fetch with a frizbee. A friend has two toy aussies and one loves to swim and the other would prefer not to but does if necessary. Similar to people, it just depends on the dog.
    Answered by Anonymous - 10/23/2012 11:19:54 AM