Akita Australian Cattle Dog mix

Life with Australian Cattle Dogs

October 6, 2014 – 11:04 am

German Shepherd Akita Mix

I guess this space is as good as any to broach this subject.

Many, many people write in each month asking about what type of personality their ACD mix will have. Unfortunately there is no clearcut answer to that question.

While each and every dog has a unique personality, there are indeed breed traits that shine through in KNOWN breeds (that's why breeds were developed by man over the years afterall).

Our best advice is to learn all you can learn about each breed in a KNOWN mix. Learn the reason that the breed was developed and all you can about breed traits and tendencies. Tie that all in with the known ACD link (we assume that's why you're here) and you may get a good idea about what your dogs personality/tendencies/instincts MAY be as he/she growns and develops! A great jumping point for learning about different breeds is the American Kennel Club website.

An Australian Cattle Dog mixed with a Siberian Husky like "Buttons" here on the left will be an EXCEPTIONALLY energetic dog.

Common mixes in our breed like the ACD x Australian Shepherd or the ACD x Border Collie (Sometimes called a "Texas Heeler") are just about guaranteed to be herding fools that have a HUGE requirement for exercise (both physical and mental).

Source: www.cattledog.com

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Typical response from an owner

Your perspective is from that of a defensive position as a dog owner...you want to protect your dogs and you see them as those gooey little kiddoes that beg for food every night.
I see literally hundreds of dogs over time and I see them as both threats to my health and as threats to my customers livlyhood..they are all ticking timebombs, in the grand scheme of things. If your chihuahua bites at somebody and they fall and break their leg....it's on you...you can get sued and you can lose big...I've seen it time and time again.
My post is based on experience...experience of 98% of dog owners assuring me that their dog doesn't bite and he attacks us anyway the first time the gate or door is left open

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  • Avatar g_fox555 What kind of dog is this?
    Dec 27, 2010 by g_fox555 | Posted in Dogs

    Saw this dog on Dog Whisperer the other day. Would LOVE to know what breed it is. Thanks for any help!
    http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a26/GFox5/IMAG02 …d near another dog that was an Akita).
    Wow...so didn't mean 3 feet. haha. Not sure what I was thinking. It wasp probably knee high.

    Have no clue why I typed that. oops. =D I am leaning towards IG.

    • It looks like a rare dog breed.

      It might be a Minister Pinscher / Italian Greyhound mix but I'm not sure.