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Beaglier


Overview:

The Beaglier was created by the crossing of two breeds: Beagle and Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. They are often referred to as a “designer dog”. They are particularly popular in Australia.

Character:

Small to medium in size, the Beaglier typically has the shorter muzle of the Cavalier. They do, however, retain the Beagle’s Scent Hound ability. Both breeds are avid hunters. Beaglier’s have large, expressive eyes, are lively, and athletic.

Temperament:

The Beaglier is playful, good natured, gentle, and curious. They are affectionate, calm, and outgoing. They do not do well if left alone for extended periods of time. The Beaglier does best with older, considerate children. They do well with other dogs, but are not recommended for homes with non-canine pets. They make good watchdogs as they will bark to alert their family to visitors or out of the ordinary sounds.

Care:

Regular brushing is recommended to remove loose and dead hair of the Beaglier. Bathing should be done when necessary. The ears should be checked often and kept clean. They may be prone to epilepsy, ear infection, heart disease, and patella luxation.

Coat:

The coat of the Beaglier may be of medium length, close and hard. It may also be slightly wavy and silky.

Training:

The Beaglier has a tendency to be stubborn. Early socialization and obedience is recommended. Beaglier’s will not respond to harsh or heavy-handed methods. Training must be done with firmness, fairness, patience, and consistency.

Activity:

The Beaglier will do okay in an apartment provided they are sufficiently exercised and properly trained. They are very energetic and require secure ample space to romp and run. They enjoy securely leashed walks and family activities. Due to their hunting tendencies they should never be off-lead in an unsecured area.

Australian Kelpie

 

Overview:

Developed in Australia in 1870, the Australian Kelpie is an outstanding breed noted for their strong natural guarding and herding instincts. They are capable of working poultry, goats, sheep, cattle, and reindeer. They are the most popular breed in their native Australia and are revered in several other countries as well.

Character:

This breed possesses keen senses and an alert expression. Australian Kelpie’s are extremely agile and have an inexhaustible supply of energy. The Australian Kelpie is considered to be the best performing medium-sized sheepdog. Despite their size and their compact and muscular body, they are versatile, capable, and without limitation.

Temperament:

The Australian Kelpie is a loyal companion. They are mild mannered at home and intense when at work. This breed is rarely affectionate and typically bonds to one person. They are highly devoted and friendly to their master. Australian Kelpie’s do well with children they have been raised with and will herd other dogs, pets, and animals. The Australian Kelpie is not aggressive but will guard and protect his family and territory regardless of any risk to themselves.

Care:

The Australian Kelpie breed requires occasional brushing. Bathing should only be done when absolutely necessary to prevent damage to the coat and skin. Dental hygiene is essential. This breed is prone to Progressive Retinal Atrophy.

Coat:

The Australian Kelpie is a double coat breed. The outer coat is straight, hard, and weather-resistant. The under coat is dense and short. This breed is an average shedder.

Training:

The Australian Kelpie is independent and highly intelligent. Early socialization is recommended. They do not respond to harsh or heavy-handed methods. Training should be done with firmness, fairness, and consistency.

Activity:

Australian Kelpie’s are not suited to apartment or city dwelling. They require a rural setting in an active environment. The Australian Kelpie thrives on an inordinate amount of exercise and a job to do. If they become bored they become destructive.