Parker is a blue merle Australian Shepherd. He's really only 7/8
Aussie, with his great-grandpa being a full blooded Kelpie.
He's 3 1/2 years old now, his birthday is Cinco De Mayo.
Like many Aussies, he's a little high strung, anxious, and totally
neurotic. Hopefully someday we'll be able to buy some property and get him some goats to herd. Until then he tries to herd
If you ever see us out and about, feel free to pet him. Just make
sure he's with me, or his "Dad." He gets very barky and can actually be very intimidating for such a pretty pup.
Parker's best buddy is Tyler.
Tyler is one year older than Parker. Tyler is the BF's dog.
When the BF adopted Tyler from the pound he was pretty sure he was
getting a regular mutt with some lab and a lot of pit bull in him. But since Tyler has grown up we get stopped all the time
and asked about our "Rhodesian Ridgeback."
This happened so often that the BF did some research on Rhodies.
Tyler is almost a classic example, except that he's lacking that
trademark ridge down the center of his back. It's possible that he could be part Rhodie, or even be all Rhodie and just not
have the ridge. If that's the case, it might explain how he ended up at the pound as a little pup-- he wouldn't be worth any
money to a breeder.
Oh well... we don't have any intentions of spending the money to
have a doggie DNA test done to find out something we don' t care about! Tyler is a GREAT dog and he's Parker's best friend!
Parker and Tyler love to play outdoors, just like their mom and
dad! They're both excellent fetchers and love to swim! Here's how they usually look if you catch us out and about, wet and
worn out in the back of the BF's Xterra!
Dogs don't like to wear socks. Not even for a little while to take pictures.
|A sleep, muddy Parker
|after a long day of picking wild blackberries