Gsp And Kelpie

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  1. mrose_s

    mrose_s BusterLove

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    Im interested in getting a German shorthaired pointer and later, a kelpie. i wanna do agility with them, they will get two walks a day if i cant take them every where, thats what i wanna do. Also, would it be better to get them together, or would it be a bad idea to have 2 puppies? what do u think?
     
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    Two pups is hard, and I can tell you that from experience. Have you researched the breeds you are interested in, to make sure they're the right dogs for you? I'd reccomend getting one pup, then later getting another.
     
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    It would be a bad idea to have two puppies. JMO. One puppy alone requires a lot of attention, two would be very stressful.

    I can't help but ask, why a Kelpie as opposed to another breed that could excel in agility? Working Kelpies are even more intense and serious than your average herders like BCs, ACDs, etc. Are you sure you want to take on a dog that will NEED to work on a daily basis?
     
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    mrose_s BusterLove

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    im sure, I love them so much, always wanyed one. My uncle had one and he was the sweetest thing.
    yeah, i think ill get one at a time, just saw this woman who had 2 ppups, siblings, they are perfectly behaved.
    I know i want a dog that needs daily excercise because i have a cttle dog now, hes a bit mad and im enjoying walking him sometimes 8 kms a day.
    Thanks for the inf, ill reply again in the morning.
     
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    gaddylovesdogs no touchy

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    I wouldn't get two puppies at a time. I have never owned two puppies at one time, but I can tell you that it must be pretty hard, LOL. There's no way I could take care of two human babies by myself. My two-year-old nephew is a handful by himself!
     
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    LOL Gaddy, you're right; two is a handful and a half. Best to get one at a time.
     
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    Don't want to sound mean, but do you realize how much exercise a Kelpie (and a GSP) needs? I don't know how your walks are, but a Kelpie would need to jog for couple of miles. Not just walk. But if you have researched the breed(s), then good luck! :) And I'd stay away from two pups at the same time, too. Especially a GSP pup and a Kelpie! Talk about a LOT of activity! lol I'd go insane.
     
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    What's a Kelpie?
     
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    A Kelpie is an Australian Kelpie. They are related to Aussie Cattle dogs. Here is a picture along with a link: [​IMG] Kelpie info
     
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    Thanks, Rose! I can see now why they're so energetic; they have that herding, working drive!
     
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    Yep. I'd lable their activity level like a Border Collies. Only almost all Kelpies are bred for working purposes so you can't find one without a heavy herding instinct.
     
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    Kelpies are also pretty rare in the US.
     
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    yeah, its alright, ill be out of town bythen, were moving somewhere else at the end of the year and every one here hates living in town, so there'll be plenty of work. Im willing to put it in. There lovley dogs and i cant think of anything betta then having one.
     
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    its alright, i live in Australia, there all over the place.
     
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    LOL, well that's good! I was thinking if you were in the US....it'd be pretty hard to find a Kelpie. :D
     
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    Wow, two puppies.

    Coming from experience, that's A LOT of work.

    I only have one beautiful GSD and he's a handful.

    Have you thought about house training? (Not easy! Takes lots of patience)

    Some nipping problems they may have? (Not easy! ... at least for me)

    I'm sure since you have 3 dogs, you know that puppies are A LOT of work.

    But it's your decision and I wish you luck with it. :)
     
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    thx i dont think ill get them one at a time, ill get the GSP first, because, then i can train it up and i know kelpies are good at learning from other dogs.

    i'll give my kelpe heaps to do, every day, i wanna take them everywhere with me. Like, ill shop at the markets instead of supermarkets, so ii can take my dogs. I am excited, but i have to go take buster for a walk now he knows he is going and he's getting excited.
     
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    You're right on the money there. Tons of work. Mrose, I'm glad you decided on one at a time.

    Yes, Rocky is gorgeous :D Looks like a handful, though LOL

    LOL Yup.

    Nipping was a hard one for me.

    I second that!
     
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    lol, thanx everyone, im glad im learning from people with experience. I wouldnt have a chance to speak properly with this many dog owners and trainers without forums like this
     
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