With the coloring of an Australian Shepard and the intelligence of a Border Collie, Marner is the perfect dog for a loving dog-mom and family. Read on to learn more about this snuggly, clever, and strawberry-loving Aussie Collie!
Hello, I’m Marner! I am a one-year-old Australian Shepherd Border Collie cross; my pawrents got me as a present for my mama's birthday. A few of my favorite things are going on long walks and chasing my brother. I am also a lazy-Auss, as my mom calls it, because I love to snuggle and sleep.
How did your owner know you were “the one”?
My mom said she just saw my face in the post, and she knew it was me. She went in with a clear head, though, and gave my mates a fair chance to, but I stole her heart that day.
How long have you been together?
We’ve been together since I was 7 weeks old.
What’s your favorite toy?
My favorite toy would be my hide n seek squirrel interactive toy!
What’s your favorite food?
I love strawberries!
What’s your greatest fear?
Water ... I do not like water.
Favorite famous animal (Lassie, Rin-Tin-Tin, Flipper, Tony the Tiger, Chester Cheetah, Air Bud, Garfield, etc.)?
All of the above are my favorite famous animals; I love all the dog movies!
What’s your favorite game?
Chasing my brother while he plays fetch!
Favorite animal movie/tv show?
Marner loves Hachi: A Dogs Tale and The Lion King; he will sit there and watch the whole movie.
What are some of your favorite things to do that make your owner upset?
I used to destroy the beds that were in my crate, but I stopped that. Now I’m pretty chill and do what my mom and dad want.
What’s your favorite way to exercise?
I love going on hikes!
I like to talk; it’s pretty strange because they have no idea what I’m saying.
Do you let your owner dress you up? If so, what’s your favorite outfit? (show photo if you have one)
I let my mom put bandanas on me and hats; I don’t mind those!
What’s your favorite treat?
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What’s your favorite napping spot?
How old are you?
1 year old.
What is the temperament and energy level of an Aussie Collie mix?
Usually, they’re very high energy, but Marner is quite the lazy dude. He is good with 1 long walk or 2 short walks a day!
How big are Australian Shepard/ Border Collie mixes?
Again, Marner is quite different as his mom was a mini, so he’s only 41 pounds. He definitely inherited the mini Auss in his size.
Do you think Aussie Collie mixes are a good family breed?
I really do; there is no one more caring than Marner... he loves our neighbor's children, and he just loves to snuggle.
Do Aussie Collie mixes get along well with other pets? Does Marner?
I believe they do; Marner gets along well with other dogs; he’s never really met a cat or any other types of animals.
How have you trained Marner? Are Aussie Collie mixes good with training?
Since we got Marner, we trained him in so many tricks. He knows how to sit, lay down, paw, stay, roll-over, sit-pretty, heel, and in between legs. Aussie collies are amazing with training, they’re such a smart breed, and all they want is to please their owners.
Why do you think Aussie Collie mixes are amazing? (Especially Marner)
Regarding their personalities, I believe Aussie Collie's are amazing because I’ve never felt so much unconditional love before. He is willing to do anything and learn anything. Marner never leaves my side; he is my Velcro dog, which is such an amazing feeling. I love knowing that he will always be by my side.
If you're not won over yet by Marner's adorable looks and sweet demeanor, we aren't sure what your thinking! We loved getting to know Marner more and learn more about Aussie Collie mixes. You can follow Marner on Instagram @marnertheaussiecollie and follow along for more Family and pet articles on our FamilyApp's Pet on the Street channel.