Australian Shepherd dogs we have been told, were bred for herding cattle in the desert states of the US. However, Charlie is much more at home in a cold climate than warm.
Charlie is particularly enjoying the snowy weather we have had. He has never seen snow this deep and in the back garden his legs disappear completely and it's up above his belly. It has a similar effect on him to being wet, making him race around 'tucking his bum in' (those of you who know him will know what we mean) and barking wildly. Once the snow got deep enough he stopped being able to run and he has to leap from one place to another. He hasn't yet learnt not to try and catch snowballs and he has trouble carrying frozen sticks.
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