Each of us, including the dog, has a
natural birth given drive. We know folks
who are so easy going that we can
hardly hold a conversation with them
without looking at our watches every
few minutes. Others seem to be so
wound up that they have trouble
standing still long enough to hear us
out. And on this note we ask that you
look over the three key variables that
follow, and choose the level that you
would prefer in your next dog.

•        LAID-BACK ... Is not easily excited
about things going on around it. Going
for walks is fine with a little coaxing but
if you go get the ball, Frisbee, or rope, it
will sit back and watch you play. An
excellent choice for a quiet
environment where its second most
favorite past-time is eating. Not the
choice where interaction with the 'kids'
will be an expected part of its life.

•        MID-ACTIVE ... Logically the most
requested level. A mid-active Aussie
may take a bit longer to adjust to a
home schedule where it must
eventually be on its own eight plus
hours a day, but when you are ready to
head out for your morning run or walk
around the park, the kid is ready. This
is the right level when there are children
with similar energies. It is an "I'm ready
when
you are" Aussie who can be patient in
one situation, laying on its bed at your
office or at your feet in the evening, or
found waiting by the door when it
thinks you just might be willing to take
it BYE-BYE one more time.

ACTIVE ... The type of energy one
wants in their CEO's, that CEO's prefer
in their management staff, optimum in
Triathlon competition, and in Aussies
who are to join an active family. These  
Aussies are for those folks
who may be considering competition
obedience, Agility trials and/or the
conformation ring as well as walking or
running miles instead of blocks.

An Aussie who is ready to go on a
word. In the end an Aussie with energy
that never seems to wane yet is not
hyperactive.