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Ragtop
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Nov 10th, 2017 06:04 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

We moved to Colorado back in August. We are very happy with our new area and house, but something was missing- we needed a dog.

(Our previous dog passed away back in June at the age of 17.5 years.)

I found this guy on Craigslist. The owner's circumstances had changed and he could no longer keep him. The poor dog was living in a condo in Vail, cooped up in a bedroom all day while the guy was at work.

So we drove up and grabbed him and brought him home. Luka is his name; he was Bandit, but we changed that, and I think he prefers his new name. He is a 17-mo. old Australian Shepherd tri-color. Wicked smart and athletic, and we are crazy about him.

He's still got a lot of pup in him and can be a royal PITA at times, but as long as we take him hiking every day, or at least on a long walk in the neighborhood, he seems content. He is good around other dogs and people. He wants to go after the deer around here, probably to herd them, but stops when I call him.

Interesting breed, I'm enjoying getting to know him. We've always had terriers before, and this guy couldn't be more different.

Luka

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Nov 10th, 2017 06:09 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

He's a beauty!

Dogs rule!

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Nov 10th, 2017 06:11 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Very, very smart dogs. And destructive if you don't give them enough to do! But wonderful dogs! Congratulations on your new friend. Those dogs can be wicked expensive too!

Ragtop
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Nov 10th, 2017 06:14 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

jhwkr, I asked the guy what he wanted for the dog and he said $400. I was happy to pay that. He came with a file of papers and was current on all his shots. He's very healthy.

And you are right, they like to be busy!

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Nov 10th, 2017 06:21 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I love Aussies.

Find a local agility club and get him started. My wife did that with ours casually once a week and before long she was racking in the blue ribbons.

Ragtop
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Nov 10th, 2017 06:26 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Not a bad idea, littleuch.

We have many hiking trails around here, and he loves them, just tears them up. Like I said, he's very athletic, with very powerful shoulders and front legs. Very sturdy, a good mountain dog.

He's good off the leash, will run 30-40 yards down the trail or road and stop and turn around and check on me. If I call him, he runs right back.

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Nov 10th, 2017 06:29 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

What a great looking dog! Being cooped up all day must have been torture - you done good.

The herding breeds scare me a little - they’re almost too smart to be pets!

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Nov 10th, 2017 06:51 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Congrats Ragtop and good job. You truly rescued Luka because that breed is certainly not made to be cooped up inside all day. Ditto what jhawkr and littleuch about the breed. My sister has her young dog in a local agility club and it is certainly worth it. That breed needs a purpose/job and the agility class or daily hikes are perfect. They also need to burn off energy whether it's in a good way or mischievous way! Crazy smart dogs.

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Nov 10th, 2017 06:56 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Nice dog! Congrats!

Ragtop
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Nov 10th, 2017 07:10 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I also think that he wore a bark collar when he was in the condo, either due to rules or neighbors that complained.

We've actually had him for several weeks now, and he never barked once until the other day when Mrs. R yelled at me to come look at the deer in the yard. Luka gave one big bark, which startled me and himself too!

And a few days later, somebody rang the doorbell and he barked again. He looked at me like he thought he had done something bad.

He is changing in small ways every day. I actually think his previous environment was so stifling for him that he didn't know he was a dog, and is just now figuring out how to be one.

(This message was last edited by Ragtop at 09:11 AM, Nov 10th, 2017)

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Nov 10th, 2017 09:52 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

What a handsome boy! I've always had working breeds. You need to give them a job to do, play with them and all is well. He will bond to you guys well and appreciate his new home. Good one on ya!

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Nov 10th, 2017 10:31 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Congrats Ragtop.

My daughter shares custody of one of those guys with an old boyfriend and she brings him over often -- he loves me. He's very vocal -- not barking, he just makes a lot of happy sounds when he sees me.

They are fine little dogs.

Ragtop
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Nov 10th, 2017 10:36 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Here's another photo that shows off his eyes.

He's following me around now, being a pest, wants to go on a hike. I'm waiting for it to warm up a bit and then we'll go.

Luka II

Ragtop
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Nov 10th, 2017 10:39 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

NSR, this one is not so little. He's 50 lbs.

There are mini-Aussies and full-sized, which range upwards to 70 lbs. or so. Luka is about medium sized for a male in the full-sized category.

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Nov 10th, 2017 10:58 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I say little because he is compared to my 70 pound Golden Retriever.

Jake is not quite 50, but he's easily 40-45.

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Nov 10th, 2017 11:06 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Sweet! Beautiful dog.

reverend mikey
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Nov 10th, 2017 11:23 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Beautiful dog. You did a good thing.

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Nov 10th, 2017 11:35 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Sasha sez hi (link). At 40 lbs, she is in between a mini- and a full size Aussie. They are great dogs if you can handle their limitless energy.

You did a good thing +1.

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Ragtop
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Nov 10th, 2017 11:46 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Sasha is a beauty!

We were on a trail along the river last week and a woman came along walking a female Aussie. She and Luka hit it off, and we let both of them off their leashes to see what they would do. Well, they took off at top speed down the trail, bumping and nipping each other, and then back again. They did this 3 or 4 times until both were out of breath, had a complete blast. Like I said earlier, Luka seems to figuring out how to be a dog, and this was a big step for him. He learned a lot by running with another Aussie.

The lady intends to breed her dog, and was disappointed to learn that Luka has been neutered.

Also, I've been around fast dogs before (Belgian Malinois), but I've never seen a dog that can go from 0-60 as fast as Luka; 3 steps and he's at top speed.

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Nov 10th, 2017 11:59 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

You gotta be fast to keep those sheep critters in line!

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