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  1. Laurelin

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    Kind of a random question but has sheltie popularity gone down recently? It seems like when I was a kid there were a lot of shelties around where I lived. We had ours and I know a few of our neighbors had them. I remember running into them fairly often while we had our three. I don't see them around anymore outside of agility. I run into papillons more now than I do shelties. Of course they are very well represented in agility.

    Also, I have sheltie withdrawals lately.
     
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    Shelties are still more popular than Paps here. Though in the regular population the popularity seems to be declining.





    I really do like them though and would love to have one.
     
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    I really cannot tell you the last time I saw a sheltie out and about and not at a dog event. I know there was one when I took Trey to the vet once, but jeez that was over 4 years ago.

    I think there was a blue merle at the vet a year or two ago when I had Summer and Mia in.

    I see papillons out a few times a month. Very weird.

    I like shelties too. :)
     
  4. Laurelin

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    I did see them more often at the park in Texas. I wonder if it's just area? There were three that often were at the park I took Mia and Summer too when we lived there.
     
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    I remember seeing them a lot as a kid as well. I think I've met a total of three in my adult life though, and that was working at a daycare. I don't really see them outside of doggie events though.
     
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    We rarely see them here...
     
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    They were never super popular around here; I know there was a lady who used to take her two walking in the park near my high school but that was about it. Occasionally I will see one at PetSmart. I know one local woman who trained with us not competitively but just for fun that has one, I see her out walking him sometimes at a park I run in. I don't think the popularity has changed for the general public around here.

    They are of course everywhere at agility events. =P
     
  8. Laurelin

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    I always wonder how they're supposedly one of the most popular breeds in the AKC and yet I never see them. All the crazy agility folk?

    When I was a kid, I remember several of my friends having shelties too.

    and come to think of it, there's only.... 2 sheltie owners on Chaz now?
     
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    Can I count as a wannabe sheltie owner? Lol.



    There may or may not be a litter planned that I would jump at if I was in the right situation.
     
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    Hmm, Brattina's Bailey, Tankstar's Blaze... I'm trying to think of more and I'm not coming up with anybody else. dogsarebetter had the two? but I don't think she posts anymore.

    and then all of mine. The four running amuck in my life can make up for the lack of anybody else owning them LOL.


    ETA: One of my co-workers (soon to be ex-co-worker! *sniff*) owned a sheltie when he was younger, or when his kids were younger, I forget now. I know he loved her (I think it was a girl) though and he loves it when I bring mine to work because it reminds him of the one they owned.
    Another of my co-workers says somebody in their neighbourhood has two.
    I hear a lot of people telling me they owned one or know somebody who owns one but I don't see them a lot myself, haha. That is pretty weird... not that I mind if their popularity DID decrease. =P
     
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    Pretty sure Blaze is a collie.. :p
     
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    You should. And a papillon. They go well together. :p

    I wish I was in the right situation now too. I know a litter coming up but it's going to be about a year too soon for me.
     
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    Well, I know Blaze is a big dog, but I think he was "supposed" to be a sheltie LOL. I could be wrong but for some reason I was thinking that. Happy was big too haha, so I never rule dogs out just because they are big. Boy, people think Pay is a big sheltie...
     
  14. Laurelin

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    Rosie was in the 30 lbs too.
     
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    I think Blaze is like... 60 lbs or something like that. I always thought he was a collie.
     
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    Can I be an honorary owner? lol

    I miss my needle noses.... :(

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    They match well Mandy.
     
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  18. Laurelin

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    Ohhhh Mandy....

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    Oh wait, this is why you don't want one.

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    Lol Laur...

    I'm used to barking shelties haha. Where i stay for most agility trials has 4 of them and when i wake up there in the mornings the bark at me a lot. Especially Flash.

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    Now you're not playing fair! :p

    The merles are really growing on me lately in general. My favorites are still the bi-blacks. But the mahogany sables like Trey and Pepper are a very close second.

    Is he technically a tri merle? It almost looks like he has really muddied points.
     

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