Some BCs for ya :)

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  1. OwnedByBCs

    OwnedByBCs Will Creep For Sheep

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    Fiona (AKA Feefers)

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    Learnin' to be a Search Dog..

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    Searching a "pretend" Avalanche (Faith)

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    Alright... sorry about the major photo dump :p
     
  2. vandog

    vandog Merlie Girlie!

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    Pretty pups!
     
  3. Whisper

    Whisper Kaleidoscopic Eye

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    They're beautiful! I love those ice blue eyes. <3 As if BCs didn't have intense eyes already. :p
     
  4. OwnedByBCs

    OwnedByBCs Will Creep For Sheep

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    Whats funny, is she *looks* intense, but she is the biggest doofball in the entire world.
     
  5. JessLough

    JessLough Love My Mutt

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    ...I need moar.
     
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    Fran101 Resident fainting goat

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    Riot is just about the cutest thing I have ever seen <3 <3 I'm dying of the cute!! DYING!
     
  7. ~Tucker&Me~

    ~Tucker&Me~ and Spy.

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    I love Riot <3
     
  8. Whisper

    Whisper Kaleidoscopic Eye

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    Please don't be offended, because I mean it as a compliment. . .but generally show line BCs make me sad. They're like Golden Retrievers in BC suits. Bulky with enormously thick coats, no drive, no "spark" that makes a BC a BC. BUT your dogs have been such a pleasant exception to my rule. They're lithe, agile, beautiful and brainy, and I love how much you do with them, because so many people just do conformation and nothing else, and with a working breed that makes me very upset.

    Now I'll sit here and hope you didn't take that the wrong way. :eek:
     
  9. PWCorgi

    PWCorgi Priscilla Winifred Corgi

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    I love Riot!!

    MOAR PLZ!
     
  10. OwnedByBCs

    OwnedByBCs Will Creep For Sheep

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    Actually, I take it in the best way possible, to me that is a huge compliment. I agree with you. I dislike the typical show BC just as much as anyone. I show my dogs, but I don't breed them for conformation. They are bred for working ability, temperament, health and structure- and the fact that they're freakin' gorgeous is just a plus. Fiona unfortunately probably won't ever finish her championship because of her blue eyes, which is sad, because she is very nice.

    I have intentionally stayed away from a lot of lines in the US because I don't think that the direction that most show breeders in this country are taking does the breed any favors, but I happen to love the conformation ring, I grew up with it, and I make it a game for my dogs. Its just another sport to me.
     
  11. Whisper

    Whisper Kaleidoscopic Eye

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    Phew! I was afraid you'd take it as a backhanded compliment, partial insult. I meant it as pure praise for your dogs. :) I wouldn't have said anything about you showing them, because usually I think "show BCs = bad" and "working bred BCs = good" (yes, I am that close minded, lol), but your dogs are amazing, and wonderful examples of a border collie. They opened my mind and impressed me so much I felt I had to say it.
     
  12. OwnedByBCs

    OwnedByBCs Will Creep For Sheep

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    Thank you so much! That means a lot. My goal is not to produce top winning dogs, but to get moderate dogs in the rings so that judges can see that there are still people who care out there.
     
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    I like this a lot! I'll be watching what you do with your breedings. I was seriously considering getting a BC pup (on several lists) but the working line weren't exactly what I was looking for and the show line had WAY too much coat to be working dogs without issues. I was hoping for a happy medium but gave up and went another way entirely. I like the looks of your dogs a lot and will echo the compliment about the nice balance you have going there.
     
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    Beautiful dogs, and I will gladly take Fiona off your hands. ;)

    Do you have a youtube channel or video of them working/training at all?
     
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    AdrianneIsabel Glutton for Crazy

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    Very pretty!!
     
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    Your dogs are so pretty. I love Riot especially.
     
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    RD Are you dead yet?

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    Riot looks like she has the softest coat, ever. I just love the look of that dog! Your crew is very pretty, and it looks like they're having fun with search work!
     
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    Moth Mild and Slightly Nutty

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    Fiona is a beauty :)

    Both your dogs are just lovely.
     
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    Riot is absolutely breathtaking! He's got a great moderate build and I love the shape of his face. What a crazy-good-looking pair =)
     
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    Ohhhhh.... Fiona is gorgeous!!!!
     

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