Originally Posted by CJizzles
It is just so tough for me to fork out anywhere between 800-1800 for a dog that may or may not last 7-8 years.
The one dog I want more than anything is an English Bulldog. Another large chunk of change for a dog that has a short life span.
Maybe we will just stick with Australian Shepherds.
You might look at Australian Cattle dogs (That's what Chief is). The Manhattan humane society had some awhile back.
Anyway, I've been more than impressed with Chief, and his traits match up pretty well with what I'm wanting. And in most cases would be a little smaller than Shepherds and have less fur for easier grooming and shedding and the like.
My wife did a whole mess of research on dog breeds before we settled on Cattle Dog and they have a really good fit with us.