Just don't take him on long rides. My dog's hips are about shot from running him. But in all fairness, it wasn't me. He's pure crack cocaine with a fur lining and puts in 5 miles in the parking lot after the 8 mile loop in the back of my blazer on the way to the trail.
Ill take 3 to 1 on my boy Marley. He's already signed by irondog/alpo, and loves to build trail. His sister (Red) is retired, but has 4 national titles and one UCI world cup win. Get in the gate homie.
Racerx is a aussie cattle dog, but they arenot for everyone they really require alot of attention meaning 5 or 6 hours a day. It just so happens im a therapist so I can bring my dog to work to work with patients etc.
The Aussie Cattle dogs are the Best but as stated before require a lot of running for a good 5-7 years. I owned 2 retired competition sheep herding Ausie cattles, both over 9, i swear you could tell the dog to sit at the top of the steps, leave the house for 8 hours and come back and find her in the same spot still sitting. very smart animals. have a ball and take him/her everywhere and anywhere you can, they love adventure. Advice though ... do not let the dog swim without a leash or supervision, the previous owner of mine told us that without a leash the dogs have the ability to swim and tread water until exhastion takes over and ... . just something i was told. Enjoy your new best friend.