brookitar Posted March 7, 2015 Report Share Posted March 7, 2015 Our new puppy we adopted just turned 9 weeks old. He was definitely a great decision my border collie is so happy to have a playmate now. Loki's mother was a rescued red merle border collie and the father of the pups was unknown. Two out of five of his litter mates were double merles which led us to believe the father was most likely another merle border collie or an aussie. Well we have decided he is half aussie so far....we may have DNA tests later on to confirm. Some clues we have observed with Loki is he has a really bad lazy eye sometimes in the eye with less pigment, he is extremely chunky/thick compared to other border collie puppies I have seen, his hair is extremely thick with more shedding than our border collie, and he has a very wide stance in his back legs I've noticed a lot of Aussies have. He still stalks/sneaks like a border collie but also has that funny running bounce like an aussie. One thing is for sure I'm going to have to get him into classes most likely because he herds aggressively and tries to dominate every dog he meets. When we got him at 7 1/2 weeks the first thing he did was try to hump our border collie and has since then done it to every dog or puppy we let him socialize with. He also tries to bite the other dogs sides, back legs, and sometimes the front of their bodies. Last week he ripped a hole through my scrubs trying to bite the back of my legs when I would walk...OUCH! Two mini aussies where we live gave him a "warning" lots of growling but no biting when he would approach them and attempt to hump. Does anyone on here have experience with this problem in puppy dominance and extreme herding? Also as far as vaccines go I gave Loki his first booster at 6 1/2 weeks since we live in an apartment community with other dogs and he was within age range. He will be 9 1/2 weeks if I vaccinate him (waiting 3 weeks) on Sunday and 12 1/2 weeks I'll just take him to a clinic to get his 3rd booster + rabies vaccine. With him being done with the boosters at 12 1/2 weeks would it be effective? Or should I wait until next weekend (waiting 4 weeks) when he is 10 1/2 weeks and at 13 1/2 weeks to give him his last two puppy boosters? I've read controversial articles all day and can't get a very straight forward answer. Also here is the booster in the link below I have been giving him. Also is it best to give boosters up to three times or keep giving boosters until 16 weeks old? http://www.durvet.com/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=154:canine-spectra-5 Also here is the most recent picture of Loki at 9 weeks old. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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