OMG. I can't beleive it.

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  1. Rose's Gal

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    Ok, I was looking at the classified ads at the back of the Dogfancy magazine looking for bad ads. (That us just something I do. I think it is fun and I get more practice on recignizing bad breeders by their ads.) Anyway, I was disgusted to read this:

    CITY SLICKERS RANCH
    Rare Tiny Teacups/Mini/toy
    Austrailan Shepherds from champion bloodlines!
    Teacups in picture matured under 10 pounds.
    Adult hip and eye clearances. Health Guarantee.

    OMG! Teacup Aussies!!!! :mad: :eek: How in the freaken HECK can a 10lb dog herd and defend a flock of cows or sheep!! I am disgusted! :mad:
     
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    Uuuugggghhhh. And I'm signed up for two years of DogFancy.....they are getting a letter from me.
     
  3. Rose's Gal

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    It says that to advertize, the dogs have to fit the breed standard (i.e. no White Dobes, not particolor Poodles, no Red Rotties, etc.)
    Would an Mini Aussie under ten pounds not fit the breed standard?
     
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    Purr ~3 Mutts~

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    OMG! That's disgusting...I wonder what the heck they are crossing those dogs with to make them stunted like that?! Thank god my subscription ran out a couple of years ago. Why the heck would a magazine devoted to dogs, and the care of dogs, support a BYB like that?!
     
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    There should be a weight range on Aussies, therefore, you shouldn't be able to show an Aussie that was under ten pounds.
     
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    I'm looking at akc.org to see if their is one. If so.....I'm going to be very upset. (More so than I already am anyway.)
     
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    Ok, maybe I'm just stupid, but this doesn't look like an Aussie to me :confused: It looks like a Norwich Terrier, yet, when I searched on Australian Terrier, this is the picture that came up:

    [​IMG]
     
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    Ok, now I'm frusterated. I was looking at the Mini Aussies breed club for its standard, and it says that the dogs shouldn't be smaller than 14'' at the withers. But the thing is, in the advertisment listed above, they don't talk directly about the size, just the weight (under 10lbs) and there isn't a set weight for the Mini Aussies. Ugh. So their isn't anything technically wrong with it. (Aside from the fact that the pups pictured look more like Shelties. :mad: ) Here are the people's website that had the ad: www.cityslickersranch.com
     
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    An Australian Terrier is a cross between a Silky and a Yorkie, I do believe. Here are some pictures to clear things up.
    An Australian Terrier: [​IMG] Silky Terrier: [​IMG]
     
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    maybe they herd hamsters..what can u expect from a name like cityslicker ranch?
     
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    Ok, now I've got go and search the web for the dog I thought was an Aussie. LOL
     
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    Mini Aussie: [​IMG] Norwhich Terrier: [​IMG]
    LOL Ya, maybe the people who raise G. Pigs to eat (do people still do that? I know they used too....) use them to herd the G. Pigs. lol :rolleyes:
     
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    I am just stupid! I was thinking of the Australian Shepherd. The mini-aussie in your pic, though, looks like an Australian Shepherd.
     
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    Yes, Miniature Australian Shepherds are supposed to look and act like the Australian Shepherds. The only difference is supposed to be their size. (ANd Mini Aussies can't be under 14''.)
     
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    14 inches?! What the heck is he gonna herd without getting trampled at 14 inches? Maybe chickens...or, if he's in the city, hamsters or G pigs LOL.
     
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    Oh, LOL re-reading the thread, I have no clue where I got the "terrier" part from.
     
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    I know cats that weigh more than ten pounds. What are they going to do next, "Miniature Border Collies"? "Teacup Border Collies"? If anyone ever tries that, I'll kill them.
     
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    Sunny is a "mini" but that's different. If I wanted to he could herd sheep and do agility and all of that. (His dad won at sheep herding comps, mom competes well too). He's only gonna be maybe 25lbs, the size of an average border collie if I'm not too far off. I don't get the whole teacup thing. I do know that some people are getting minis by crossing them with border collies (a full grown aussie can get up to 70lbs) to make them smaller, not just breeding the runts. I'm unsure though if that makes them a "real" mini aussie. I know Sunnys breeder was very particular about her dogs. At first glance she could have seemed a byb, but she is very concerned about raising quality farm dogs, and treating them well. This teacup thing has me concerned though. Sunny is pretty active, and if the personality is the same the herding instinct is gonna be the same, and if something 10lbs tries to herd something bigger then it it'll probably get squashed. I love aussies, the breed is so special, it would really suck if this stupid "teacup" thing caught on for them :mad:
     
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    Border Collies are 35 lbs. and up.
     
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    Well, I have no problem with the Miniature Aussies. They are supposed to be around 16''. I mean, Corgis and Shelties are smaller herding dogs. But the teacup and toy Aussies have me aggrivated. Those are nothing that an Aussie should be. They are just a BYB and Puppymill ploy. :mad:
     

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