McCullagh's Don Quixote
AKC, ASDR registered DM Normal/Clear
PRA-prcd Normal/Clear DC Clear/Normal
CSNU Normal/Clear PLL, RCD4 Normal/Clear
BAER Normal OFA Hips Mild
OFA Patellar Normal OFA Elbows Grade I, II
Height - 18 inches Weight - 58 lbs
Quixote is a wonderful dog! Being the center of attention is his calling and his temperament can't be beat. Always ready for the chase, but more than willing for some love anytime you want!
Windwalker Blue Woolah
AKC, ASDR registered
PRA-prcd Normal/Clear DM Normal/Clear
RCD4 Normal/Clear PC Normal/Clear
BAER Normal CSNU Normal/Clear
Height - 17 inches Weight - 46 lbs
Woolah is a character! Always into mischief and very entertaining, she is usually the guilty one! A great watch dog, very driven to herd, but an absolute sweetheart, she is your typical ACD.
PRA-prcd Carrier/Not Affected
Height - 17.5 inches Weight - 44 lbs
Toni is such a good girl! She is active, driven, wary, but social. The typical Cattle Dog with an attitude! While she loves to play, she is also a great traveling companion and quiet when necessary.
So you think you want a Cattle Dog (or any herding breed!?!
So you think you want a Cattle Dog? Do you want to help teach/train them not to herd everything that moves?
Because they will try that first and ask questions later.
They do not come knowing that the cat, kid, lawn mower, vacuum, chickens, cows are not to be herded/chased at every opportunity.
Do you want to redirect nipping and mouthing?
Because it's constantly attempted for the first few months.
Do you want to walk a dog for miles in rain/snow/high wind?
Because they are nonstop regardless of weather.
Do you want to dedicate time to obedience training, brain games, and then more time to train a dog sport you both enjoy?
Because they need manners, and a job where they can use their brain.
They can’t just be turned loose to “run” because they will still be bored and look for something to entertain themselves.
Do you want a dog that is smarter than you and will try and prove it every chance they get?
If the answer to any of these questions is "no,” then don't get a Cattle Dog.
This isn't just another adorable puppy/dog.
This is a driven, working breed that requires maximum effort, time, and patience.
He/she will make you pull your hair out for at least two years.
You'll cuss and cry and eventually accept you'll never go to the bathroom alone again.
But....if you're dedicated and can answer "yes" to ALL of the first questions,
plus have the patience of a saint,
and you have done a lot of research and met a number of different dogs and talked to their owners about the good and the bad,
then I wanna ask you....Do you want the most loyal and loving friend you'll ever have?
Then get a Cattle Dog.