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Border Collie-Aussie Dog Chases Coyote. Coyote Faster

Kash, Our Border Collie-Aussie Mix is Fast

But the coyote was faster! Kash, being part Border Collie and part Australian Shepherd is not only smart, but I thought VERY fast. Yet, when seeing Kash take off through the woods after a coyote, and watching just how much of a blur the coyote was, it was no contest.

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I think Kash could hold his own with one coyote, but often there are more. They have killed most all of the rabbits we used to have, but not the squirrels. There used to be a LOT of rabbits until the yotes came in. Even the wild cats we used to see have disappeared.

At 65 pounds of speed and muscle, he would give a good ripping to a 35-40lb coyote, if he had to. He would probably rather play with it, romping around in the woods, chasing each other.

Every day we feed the birds and squirrels sunflower seeds. I say to Kash, “time to feed the birds”, and he waits by the door for me. I open the door and out he goes, right to the big metal garbage can where we store our sunflower seeds. Then it’s off to the bird feeder to fill it up. We have a lot of birds that feed here every day.

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Is there an optimum food for Border Collie-Aussie dogs? If there was, what would it be? What would the protein to carbohydrate percentage be? I have often wondered these things, as I know a bit about dog foods.

We feed our dog Blue Buffalo Chicken w/Brown Rice dry food. That is what he has been fed since we brought him home. He is so darn healthy and vibrant, I don’t know if I would change. We do feed him homemade dog food occasionally, we got the healthy dog food recipes from a ebook we bought online. I highly recommend this book if you want some good homemade dog food recipes and even healthy dog snack recipes.

Dr. Millers Healthy Dog Food – Homemade Dog Food Recipes

One more thing today. If you have a herding dog, or a collie type dog, and are about to buy some heartworm medicine, ask your vet about the recent findings that some herding dogs can be adversely affected by the ingredients in the heartworm medicine. I asked my vet and she was surprised that I knew about it, as it has just been discovered not too long ago.

Well, get out there and play with your dog,

Thomas and Kash

Thomas Fouts and Kash the Dog

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Kash, Our Border Collie-Aussie Mix Dog Loves the Snow

Do All Border Collie-Aussie Mix Dogs Go Crazy Over Snow?

Our Border Collie-Aussie mix dog named Kash couldn’t wait to get outdoors this morning! He was whining and carrying on at the door like there was a squirrel or a cat out there he wanted to chase.

But, he knew that the first snow had fallen during the night and just wanted to run around and play in it! We first brought him home at 12 weeks old from the rescue organization and played with him in the snow, so it was the first memory he has of us and his home.

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Kash and his favorite outside ball.

We were up and outside before the sunrise this morning. Kash was so darn sparky and just full of energy for this early in the morning. We waited for first light before we headed into the woods.

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Kash coming down the trail.

After a nice walk through the fresh snow covered woods, we went in for a nice warm bowl of homemade dog food, well, Kash ate the homemade dog food, I had hot, steaming steel-cut oats and an egg.

I make Kash healthy homemade dog food to supplement the Blue Buffalo dry dog food we give him. I get recipes out of a ebook purchase online at healthydogfoodrecipes.com. It has recipes that are easy to make and Kash seems to love them, so I make it.

There are homemade dog snack recipes in the book as well. Kash really likes those a lot. Here is a recipe I posted before, http://www.bordercollie-aussie.com/healthy-dog-food/ it’s one that I came up with after making biscuits with other recipes. Try it, your dog will love them.

Kash caught a Blue Heron the other day! After coming close so many times this summer, he finally caught it, and it wasn’t pretty! I have never heard such hideous sqwawking from a bird ever!

I called Kash off the heron, (he obeys real good now) and he came running back to me all proud and excited. With a pat on his back, I grabbed my flashlight and camera and went to see how much damage he caused to the heron.

It was just getting dark when I found the bird, tangled up in the brush, but looking OK and didn’t seem to be scared. I talked to it for about four or five minutes, moved some brush, and told it to follow my flashlight beam of light.

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The Blue Heron that Kash caught

The Blue Heron, pictured above, followed my flashlight beam through the woods, took about 10 minutes until be got to the opening by the field. And then hesitated a moment, and flew off, straight at the rising, big yellow full moon. Awesome sight!

The next morning the Blue Heron was standing in our back yard when Kash and I went out. Seeing the bird, I left Kash on the deck and walked toward the heron. He walked toward me until it was about 20 feet away and flew off. I think it was just letting me know it was OK. Haven’t seen it since.

Well, hug your dog, and make some healthy homemade dog food for your pet. Your loyal pooch will love you for caring so much!

Happy Holidays,

Thomas & Kash, the Border Collie-Aussie dog that loves snow

Thomas Fouts and Kash the Dog

 

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Border Collie-Aussie Dog Gets Poison Ivy

Do Border Collie-Aussie mix dogs get poison ivy?

Kash, our Border Collie-Aussie has what we believe is poison ivy. He runs through it all the time, and we (my wife and I) usually have it off and on all summer long from the poison ivy oils on Kash’s fur.

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Kash plays with his weasel.

He is constantly licking and biting all four of his feet. Could it be an allergy of some kind or poison ivy in between his toes? This is driving us crazy and probably himself as well. Not only the licking and biting, but it causes an odor from his feet. We used to think it was the smell of speed (because he is so fast) but not it just smells like dirty dog.

Any help on this from you readers? Thanks for your suggestions. (comments)

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Kash always the curious one.

Kash is always “up in our business” all the time. He always is checking out what you are doing, what is in your hands, and listening to the words we use. He keys in on the words chipmunk, squirrel, rabbit, frogs, who’s here, play, snack, nap, and the big one, Shelly. He adores Shelly.

He truly does listen to figure out what you are saying and learns really quick when we intentionally teach him something. The other day, Shelly taught him the command “excuse me”, meaning he needs to move when it is spoken. He learned it in a matter of minutes. Now all we say is “excuse me” and he jumps up and moves to another spot. It is so much better now than what was previously said. That’s what we learned from our dog training course we invested in early on.

We have still been feeding him the same dog food, Blue Buffalo, and he likes it. He is 64 pounds the last time we weighed him and the vet said that is ideal for his size.

We also make homemade dog food from the recipe book we bought online. It is chocked full of useful recipes that a dog owner can use. Highly recommended.

I don’t know if any of you have a problem with your dog chewing dog toys to pieces, but this is one that Kash has not chewed apart yet, a Kong Wubba, and he has had it for quite a while.

Shelly bought Kash a pillow the other day, asking me if I thought he would like it, I shook my head yes, ‘wink, wink”. He loved it alright. He had the stuffing torn out of it in less than five minutes and was throwing the pillow carcass around the stuffing strewn living room!

Kash thinks it is his duty to rip the stuffing out of any stuffed animal toy, so we have to choose carefully what we give him to play with. Anything that Kong dog toys makes is usually pretty sturdy and holds up well to an aggressive chewer.

Well that’s it for now, over and out.

Thomas and Kash

Border Collie-Aussie and Thomas Fouts

 

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