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Old 10-25-2012, 04:20 AM
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Default I've had it with these ridiculous Border Collie people.

They make me crazy. I spent way too much of yesterday and today arguing why blue eyes shouldn't be excluded from the BC standard, and honestly I am so done with it. It amazes me that any one of these people can pretend that they have any concern for the working Border Collie, it is so clear that they just want their ridiculous little perfect show dogs only club. I know, I should just ignore it, I should just move on- and I am, but I'm still really infuriated about it.

I mean... These people know nothing about genetics. They're going on and on about how a dilute should have brown eyes too, because having dusty grey eyes (like 90% of dilutes have) are an absence of proper pigment and again ruins their expression. Seriously? Apparently I have two dogs with "wrong" color eyes... I guess I should alter them now.

Just... Idiotic. Dog people are insane. Especially when they own Border Collies.

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Old 10-25-2012, 04:26 AM
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It's like that with every breed. I own four different breeds and am active in the communities of a few other breeds... There is always a divide. ):
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Old 10-25-2012, 04:28 AM
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You know I know nothing about genetics or breeding, but this I do know...
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Old 10-25-2012, 05:20 AM
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I agree with them. Who would want a blue eyed Border Collie? Get rid of them all I say!

People are ridiculous.
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Old 10-25-2012, 05:31 AM
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Wait a second don't Border Collies come in merle? How can you allow merle and not allow blue eyes?
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Old 10-25-2012, 05:41 AM
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Yeah, that's why I hang with the Sporter Collie people. They don't care what color my dog is and they don't care what color his eyes are.
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Old 10-25-2012, 09:52 AM
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Yeah, I'll go hang out with my sport and herding BC people now. . .besides, actually working or doing sports with your dog is *way* more fun than arguing.
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Old 10-25-2012, 10:34 AM
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OMG BLUE EYED DEVIL DOGGIES!!

Seriously though, whatever. My dream border collie would be a soft red (tan?) merle with ice blue eyes. Swoooon, that or a perfect smooth like Blaze.

One can dream.
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I love when people arbitrarily narrow the gene pool for aesthetic reasons. I think all breed clubs should do it.

... Oh wait.
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Old 10-25-2012, 12:32 PM
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Yeah, I'll go hang out with my sport and herding BC people now. . .besides, actually working or doing sports with your dog is *way* more fun than arguing.
You can only hang out with the herding BC people because your dog is not merle
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