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Old 08-28-2006, 05:29 PM
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Great... I guess im getting a border collie... too bad theres not too many breeders around here for 200-300 miles from here -_-

Time to do some research...
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Old 08-28-2006, 05:33 PM
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Australian Shepherd!

I believe Grammy was reffering to the K9country quiz. It's one of the best breed selectors out there!!

http://k9country.com/perl/dogBreed.pl
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Old 08-28-2006, 05:51 PM
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I jut took that quiz... 90% match for the border collie ^_^
and a 100% match with the harrier and a lot of retreviers
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Old 08-28-2006, 05:54 PM
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Trust me...look into the breeds that they suggest! That quiz is very accurate!!
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Old 08-28-2006, 06:29 PM
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My friend says buy a Doberman. The perfect choice for your requirements!

http://www.dpca.org/
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Old 08-28-2006, 06:38 PM
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lol its spelt chihuahua
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Old 08-28-2006, 06:51 PM
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My mom is terified of dobermans and my dad got bit to near flesh ripping levels by one...meh
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Old 08-28-2006, 06:53 PM
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I still say you lok into Australian Shepherds.
A *little* less active than Border Collies, not dog-aggressive, not human-aggressive, extremely smart, playful, very, very loyal...
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Old 08-28-2006, 07:06 PM
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Border Collies are great, I don't think I'll ever be without one again.

They fit all of your requirements, but in general they are not a dominant breed. They have to maintain a certain level of independence in order to do their job correctly, but they like to be with you. If you don't want a dog that will follow you around, don't get a BC or any herding breed for that matter.

Why do you want a dominant/independent dog? I'm just curious as to why you put that on your list. Most people DON'T want a dominant dog.

Border Collies do sound like they would fit your requirements, but do you fit a BC's requirements? Having a Border Collie, especially a young one, is like having a child. It's a big commitment and the dog will want (and require) a lot of your time and attention. They are brilliant as adults and are well worth the work, but if you can't put the time and energy into training them, they can be disasters.

Good luck in your search! Please stick around and let us know what you decide on!
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Old 08-28-2006, 07:08 PM
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I have aussies as well as GSD's, and love them both. I don't think having a dog that "is to smart" would be a problem for anyone! "Brains" make everything so much easier!

Border Collies are great, and I'd probably have one if I didn't have 4 dogs, they require alot of mental as well as physical stimulation and are really 'into' their owners which is certainly not a bad thing.

Aussies, tho I will always have them, can have their own agenda's at times, but are smart, energetic, and ready for anything. However, the falsehood IS they love people/other dogs,,sure most do, but I tend to see ALOT of dog aggressive aussies. As one poster put it, it's all about how you raise/train them and they require ALOT of socialisation and training..Borders same thing, the ones I know, the majority just aren't "into" other dogs, they tend to be more "into" doing something..Which again, isn't a bad trait in my book, it's just the way they are..

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