My family is thinking of getting a mini aussie but how does a mini aussie puppy act around other animals? I have two cats and two smalll dogs in the house already and I want to make sure our new puppy will get along with them. The cats get along with all dogs and I have a long-haired dachshund and a shih tzu. Will a mini aussie be a good choice?
Most mini aussies get along great with other animals, if they were raised with other animals. My mini's and toys love their cats (the ones they grew up with) and other dogs. They may try to herd them, however, which can be comical.
We have a male that is now 1 1/2 yr. old. We have 2 other dogs and a guinea pig. Bear our mini aussie loves all of them. He has actually jumped in the guimea pig's cage to be near him before. The reason he is this way is we socialized him from the time he was 7 weeks old. He was around a variety of animals, people, kids, sounds etc. He is the best dog we have ever had!
We have a mini aussie puppy of 6 months who has adapted brilliantly to our quite reserved stand-offish cat - they now love each other have started playing - would never have imagined this. A GREAT BREED!