Border Collies!

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  1. bordercollieshower

    bordercollieshower New Member

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    No He is only a puppy he I'm aiming on starting a show carrier and a herding carrier on him in the fall:] No He didnt that is why I am going to a natural instincts compion!
     
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    Lizmo Water Junkie

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    Usually when you have a border collie for show, it lessens the herding instinct.

    Have you bred before?
     
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    bordercollieshower New Member

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    No I am Planning to :] But It is alot to think about:] no I dont pactice showing alot because I would rather him herding than showing:]
     
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    moonchild1970 Designated Ball Thrower

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    I've got two borders myself and agree that they should only be bred for working purposes to keep the gene pool strong.

    We are rapidly losing the breed's working heritage.
     
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    I have a BC as well, he doesnt compete, but he does work "part time" we dont have any stock, but after talking with a neighbour who has cattle and an Aussie Cattle dog, arrangements were made for Meik to herd.
    Its amazing how its so natural to them. The first time I watched him, i was floored. ( granted he doesnt understand the commands too well, he more or less follows Peppers lead)
    If I had aquired Meik under different circumstances ( ie, actually researched the breed and had a 15 year plan, which face it you do need when you get a BC) I would have loved to work him more.
    But... none the less, he gets his days where he is a herder, then his days where he is a dock dog, a frisbee dog, search and rescue around the yard dog, at home obedience champ, bizarre homemade agility champ and so on.
    I love the breed, so versitile and willing to learn and work.
    Heres some pics of him.

    As soon as he came home to us ( he needed a bath, he was born in a barn and reeked of it)
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    Dock Dog demo
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    Frisbee demo
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    And finally, best in breed winner at his own personal show.
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  6. tessa_s212

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    Tip is an 8 year old border collie that I train and trial with in agility.
     
  7. Boemy

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    OMG, Ebony had ears JUST LIKE Millie's! Awwwww!
     
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    mrose_s BusterLove

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    i do love BC's, but not too mad on them. Couldn't imagine life without a kelpie or ACD. (lucky Busters a bit of both)
     
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    RD Are you dead yet?

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    Beth, you need to post pictures of Popcorn and Pepper. How is Poppy feeling btw? I haven't checked the BC boards lately.
     
  10. noludoru

    noludoru Bored Now.

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    OMG, RD. :lol-sign: :hail: :popcorn: :eek:

    I never knew...
    And I'm going to pee my pants if I laugh any harder.
     
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    Here's a few.

    Popcorn:[​IMG]

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    Pepper:[​IMG]

    Together: [​IMG]
     
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    Oh yay! I was just going to ask for pictures of them :D
     

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