"But why", said I, "is your dog best?"
The Poodle owner smiled, "You've heard it said, they do not shed, so they're better than the rest."
The Border Collie owner, shook his head to disagree, "Intelligence is the best of traits, and my dog
is smart as he can be!"
The Doberman's owner laughed, "You're way off track" said he, "My dog can guard my home and hearth and always protects me."
The wee Cairn Terriers owner, talked about it's loyalty. She then shared a touching story about
the Cairn, "Grey Friar's Bobby."
The Malinois owner next stepped up, saying "A working dog's for me" "This breed is best, for it gives me life and works by my side unconditionally!"
"My dog's a ball of fire, Jack Russell's bound with energy."
"That's why this breed is the best at sports and excels in agility!"
"When it comes to taking orders, you all surely agree, That my Schnauzer at obedience trials, always does the job for me!"
"My Malamute can pull a sleigh" said his owner with
a grin. "In carting competitions we are guaranteed to win."
"So, what makes your dog special?" Soon all eyes turned to me, They're right, thought I, their dogs are great, I couldn't disagree.
I felt, there isn't just one trait, that can describe
my breed. It doesn't not shed, like a Poodle, and his Collie's smart indeed.
It's loving, loyal, and elegant, when it walks here by my side, In obedience, agility and therapy, I can look on with pride.
If a stranger ever threatened, it would
be the last time he tried, My dog I thought, can do it all, and I looked at him and smiled.
There were so many other things, I could have told them all, Like how this breed can swim and dock dive, play frisbee and flyball.
Or how they're used
for therapy, or the clownish way they act. How the antics they get up to can always make me laugh.
Instead I smiled politely, and gave my girl a pat, They may not understand, I thought, that a dog can do all of that.
"It's hard to put in words,"
I said, "I don't know where to start." "A mini Aussie ," simply put, "Is the breed that owns my heart."
- author unknown
-post credit another breeder friend