Dog-related FAQ

Q:What are the breeds of the canine stars?
A: Bella is a purebred Australian Cattle Dog. Kronos is an Australian Cattle Dog mix. Terra is a purebred Australian Shepherd.
Q: Where did you get them?
A: Bella and Terra both came from breeders and Kronos came from Arizona Cattle Dog Rescue.
Q: Aren’t Cattle Dogs and Aussies the same?
A: No, they are two distinct AKC recognized breeds. One is the Australian Cattle Dog (which comes in Blue and Red) and the other is the Australian Shepherd. Also, there are Queensland Heelers and Lancashire Heelers which are different breeds.
Q: Are Australian Shepherds from Australia?
A: Just to confuse you, no. 😉 Australian Shepherds are an American bred breed (and Mini Aussies are now officially called the American Shepherd). However, the Australian Cattle Dog is an Australian breed and it was mixed with a dingo in its heritage. Another interesting fact is that Australians call redheads and Red Heelers “Bluies.”

Human-related FAQ:

Q: Do you have any siblings?
A: Yes, I have 4 older sisters and 1 younger brother.
Q: Wow, it must have been crazy growing up in such a big family! What was it like?
A: Honestly, I wouldn’t know.
I was adopted out with and only grew up with my brother.
My other siblings were adopted by another family or stayed with our birth mother.
Q: Do you drink?
A: No, I do not drink and will never do so. Please do not offer me an alcoholic beverage or ask me to just “try a sip,”-I request that you respect that it is my choice not to drink. At the same time, I do not have a problem with others drinking, so please do not be concerned about drinking around me.
Q: What is the story behind the name?
A: We were previously known as the Cattle Aussies, but it quickly became prevalent that people were confused by this name. For awhile I had been signing my correspondence with my dogs’ and my names, but that became tedious. At first I shortened it to Tiffany & Co., but the problem there is that is a big trademarked jewelry company. But since my name is Tiffany, I decided to go off of the jewelry theme and came up with the Diamond Dogs. My dogs are diamonds in the rough, because although they are each so far from perfect, they are perfect for me.

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