Acquired: Breeder (hobby breeder)
Posted September 22, 2015
I recently visited my brother and his girlfriend who got a new dog! It's a Border Collie mixed with an Australian Kelpie, called Murphy. The moment I set foot in their backyard Murphy took a liking to me and we became friends instantaneously. I've had some great and interesting experiences with this dog in the past few months, here's some pretty important things I've picked up:
- This breed of dog has a huge amount of energy, which means you will need to spend quite a bit of time each day to wear him/her out. However this also means they're a very entertaining breed, so if you love playing with dogs - this is probably the most perfect breed for you.
- They're highly intelligent. In my experiences with Murphy I've found that this cross breed is super aware of everything, making them an excellent watchdog or babysitter. The downside is that you will may occasionally find them barking at people over 200m away, but will stop immediately after you call their name.
- They're big attention seekers. They'll know at the slightest possibility that you could be giving them attention and they'll be at your side. So if you're someone who loves to have company all the time or perhaps lives alone, this dog is absolutely perfect to fill that gap.
Overall, the Collie cross Kelpie is probably the most energetic and friendliest dog I've come across.