Hello! I just became a member of this website tonight and thought I'd come by and introduce my family. My husband and I adopted an Australian Shepherd mix from the Humane Society summer of 2007. He was only 3 months old and just the cutest thing in the world, he was in a crate alone because they had to separate him from his sister and brother because he was bullying them while trying to eat! The minute we heard that we knew he was our dog, my husband and I are both the youngest of our families and so was he. :doglaugh: He is a really smart dog, we had no idea this breed was so intelligent until he came home and was house broken in just two days. I began reading up on the breed and discovered just exactly what a gem of a dog we had found! We've taught him a lot of tricks and enjoy always teaching him more. He loves going to the dog park and herding the other dogs (although he doesn't seem to get along with females). Although he does have a lot of energy, he is also very sweet and passive. Some days he just loves lounging around the house trying to act like a 5lb lap dog. Wow sorry... I tend to ramble on about him... anyway, I just wanted to say hello and to say I look forward to working on challenges given and making new friends!