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Old 02-23-2014, 08:10 PM
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I see started dogs a lot on BC breeder sites. And yeah you're looking at dropping a lot of money for them.
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Old 02-23-2014, 09:44 PM
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Don't forget facebook groups as well! LOTS of people advertise through this now. Might be worth posting an ad when you are ready!

Herding/Stock Dogs Achievements & Sales
https://www.facebook.com/groups/354579857885853/

Working and Agility Australian Shepherds For Sale
https://www.facebook.com/groups/518217381526668/
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Old 02-23-2014, 10:07 PM
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Yeah, there are quite a few border collie breeders/trialers that train up young dogs to sell. If you are interested in a border collie, check out nebca.net, there are classifieds and I'm sure people on the committee would be able to help point you in the right direction.
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Old 02-23-2014, 10:36 PM
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It will be harder to find a started ES, but you never know! I would guess they'd probably be a rehome situation though, as opposed to a trainer purposely training a dog to sell.

BCs are probably the easiest breed in which to find a started dog
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Old 02-24-2014, 06:38 AM
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Ugh. Facebook pages. I've come to loathe them, as it seems everything is now being marketed through FB and I am much happier without my page. /sigh. I might have to create a dummy page soon.

CD, I looked up your site. Currently they have a started dog for sale and it says they often have finished dogs. Actually a lot of the sites I've been on make mention of often having various levels of stock dog's for sale. One Aussie breeder had on her site she often has too many dogs for her to keep and needs to "retire" some... Giving people who would actually work the dogs priority.

And Julee, thanks for the tip! I googled to try to find the woman you're talking about. It doesn't appear she has a website but by looking specifically for her I found mention on a few sites. It looks like she often has finished dogs(trained in sheep and cattle) for sale. She would as of yet be on the top of the list due to breed and location.

As previously mentioned I am well aware the cost of a trained dog would be higher than the cost of an untrained puppy... But my time spent training, hiring a professional to help me since I wouldn't know how and complete novice mistakes would quickly add it. Actually the lack of stress in starting with a proficient dog would probably be worth it in its own right.

I also wouldn't compare a stock dog to a narc dog. The people buying and using are so vastly different. If you had to, I would be more inclined to compare them to a gundog... Which you can buy a fully trained nice gun dog between 3-5k on average.
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Old 02-24-2014, 07:33 AM
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I just realized my response to the FB pages might not be taken the way I meant. THANK YOU very much for the links to them! I appreciate them very, very much! I just overall hate FB bc for a lot of groups you HAVE to have a FB to view them and it drives me crazy. HaHa. But I am def going to look at them, they prob offer my best chance of what I need.

And Julee, the SO and I just started looking to purchase our farm. We're looking in eastern NY so we'll be pretty close to you when you move back. You'll have to come play with the sheeps! And I'll have a ring for the agility equipment set up too.
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