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Old 04-14-2005, 03:18 PM
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Default Change of Heart...Border Collie

I've been re-thinking my decision to get a Brittany and I think I'd rather just stick to agility and we all know the best breed for that. (Border Collie)...My question is could I just do agility with a Border Collie to satisfy it's needs because I really don't want anything to do with herding (dont want sheep at my house!). If I don't give the dog its herding outlet even though im giving it TONS of exercise will it start herding me around!?

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Old 04-14-2005, 03:33 PM
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Hmmmmmmmmmmmm !!! There have been many posts here of the time BCs require.Are you playing games with us ?
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Old 04-14-2005, 03:34 PM
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Sure you can just do agility!! Border colley's can be a real handfull!! So it will need loads of exercise!

Why don't you go to a local rescue centre, there are often border colleys there, as people don't realise how much exercise they need!!!
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Old 04-14-2005, 03:47 PM
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Depending on how strong the herding desire is in the individual dog, you may or may not find yourself being herded. Sometimes you can satisfy your dog's need to herd something by throwing a half dozen or so large balls out in the (fenced) yard and teaching your dog to put the balls in a corral of some type.

A Border Collie rescue is a great place to find the right dog; they can tell you what kind of energy level and herding behaviours the individual dogs have, giving you a chance to find one that won't overwhelm you - and they can do that, lol!
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Old 04-14-2005, 03:50 PM
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It depends on how much herding instinct the dog has. My girl doesn't herd humans (at least not much), she herds other animals. Border Collies need a lot of exercise. I bring my girl on a long walk every day, she hunts every day, and she gets daily play time.
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Old 04-14-2005, 09:09 PM
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im not playing with u who ever asked that


believe me the border collie will get TONS of exercise TONS...guaranteed. Another question is normal dog shows (which i know plenty of ppl on here are opposed to)...can BC's from strong herding lines be successful in the show ring? I heard that real BC breeders shy away from the show ring because that just isnt their intended purpose and it doesnt make sense.
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Old 04-14-2005, 11:03 PM
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Fandogg, show lines seem to end up getting bred "down" from the working lines to make them more tractable and easy to handle in the ring. It is possible to get a dog that shows very well in conformation shows and is successful in agility events, and even herding, but there's a lot of expertise AND luck involved in getting a pup like that.

My Filas are, of course (thankfully), not recognized by the AKC, but I have one from show lines (Shiva) and one from working lines (Kharma) and the difference is tremendous.
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Old 04-14-2005, 11:25 PM
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I dread seeing what's going to happen to the Neos. They got entirely too much hype this year. Everyone and their brother wants a Neo now, and they are definitely NOT dogs for most people! That idiot Katie Couric doing her junior high school "oooh, what a cute doggie!" bit on national TV gave me the chills. You DON'T approach a dog like a Neo that way! How many people saw that and think it's okay to do the same thing?

Those poor Border Collies . . . they're too attractive for their own good. I'm glad you're looking at one with the intention of giving it plenty to do, Fandogg. There's a lot of dog in that small package!
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Old 04-15-2005, 02:39 AM
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Sorry to butt in, but I have seen NEO on a few posts and was wondering what breed of dog Neo is short for?
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