Meet Gypsi!!

I think I have talked about this a little. I have been wanting a Border Collie for some time, but Australian Shepherds are better family dogs. So after searching the web for a while I found one up in Waco. That’s a long drive from here, so my uncle and aunt who live up there brought her down for me!

She is a black tri-color, 3 1/2 months old, so she likes to chew on things. She’s really curious, so she’s learning fast. Kaitlyn, Mom and I have been teaching her some basic commands like, sit, come stay, and heel. Β She adjusted to our large family rather fast, but I think Bess liked her better when she wasn’t so rowdy. πŸ˜‰
Her full AKC registered name is going to be Gypsi Rover (like the song). I chose between three of my favorite dog names, Ida (we met a family with a really sweet Border Collie with this name), Mona, and Gypsi.

Isn’t she sweet?!?


  1. Aww!?
    i just got a black tri female who is eleven weeks old now!
    She looks almost exactly like gipsy! Her name is pilgrim!
    How old is Lydia?
    I’m thirteen!

  2. Awww, my first dog was named Gypsy. We got into a lot of trouble together.

  3. oh my… i was thinking you had your babe and named her Gypsi!!! not that there is anything wrong with that πŸ™‚

  4. Nice choice. We had an Aussie/Collie mix when I was growing up named Zeb. He was a great dog.
    Just a tip- keep her busy with jobs and she (and your whole family) will be much happier than if she “finds things to do” on her own.
    Oh, and let a broody hen (or some other ornery fowl) take her task while she is still small- it will make your “don’t chase/eat the chickens” lesson go much more smoothly.

    • Jocelyn and others,
      Thanks for the tips on training an Aussie. Lydia has been taking her out around the chickens regularly to get her used to them, and she’s doing very well. She did get curious about our new mother hen and got the very lesson she needed yesterday, so now she has a healthy respect and caution for them.

  5. Aw, he’s so cute!

    That’s all I wanted to say, but the site won’t let me leave such a short comment, so…

  6. We’ve got a blue merle Aussie who we love! We adopted him when he was 1.5 years old- so full grown, and full of energy. The biggest advice I can give with an Aussie is to make sure you train them well. They are really smart, so love the training- and, without the training, they’re still looking for a “job”, and will make trouble.

    Also, because Gypsi is also a “business enterprise”- it’s good you got a black tri. Merles can’t be bred with other merles, which would limit your options. Solid-color dogs can be bred with merles or other solid-color dogs.

  7. Very, very cute! Good choice on the breed (I was bit by a border collie when I was a kid so I’m a little biased πŸ™‚ )

  8. You will LOVE her. We have had Aussies for 13 years. In fact the one we have is the original. They are the best dogs. Ours is a red tri. The neighbors have a black tri. She sure is cute!!

  9. Super Adorable! And the handfull begins…. πŸ™‚

  10. Oh, what a cute little doggy! She’s beautiful! Congrats! πŸ˜€

  11. So cute! This would be the kind of dog we would get when and if we get property. I can’t see keeping a dog when we can’t let it run off leash.

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  13. She is precious but God bless you for getting a puppy so close to your due date!!!!

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