January 30, 2011 at 7:36 pm #64478
im wanting to find out a bit more about border collies from people who have owned them, searched all over the net and found tons of ussefull information about them but thought i would ask for peoples oppinions of them from those that have had them.
Any info would be greatly accepted ;DJanuary 30, 2011 at 7:45 pm #80832IzzieMember
pm Waggi, she the brains on ColliesJanuary 30, 2011 at 7:53 pm #80833
thanks Izzie i will send he a message ;DJanuary 30, 2011 at 8:11 pm #80834
Here Izzie on your instructions x
What would you like to know Kerrie
I have had them all my life and i couldnt live with another breed of dog but i’ll admit they arnt for everyone
I have 3 full BC’s and a X at the moment but ive had all sorts
Cleo – is about 10 and a farm type – shes hard work and not the easiest dog to live with – although she doesnt have a lot of herding insticts shes clever, manipulating and a darn right cow bag, shes about as tough a dog as it gets to be honest
Glen – has a temprement to die for however i wouldnt trust him around lifestock – Glen herds and stalks a lot but hes such a good boy even if a bit nervy
Oban – is a complete shit bag, he has more herding instict than he knows what to do with – he will herd anything and everything he needs firm non moving boundries and has to know what he can and cant herd – i would say “not a novice ride” lol
they are all very diffrent – i certainly wouldnt say go down the show lines route if you want less herding instict though
collies do need to have a mentally stimulating life though or they will find their own mental stimulation – usually in distroying your life lol
they are always ready to go somewhere – and will go forever and ever and ever – they will come home and they wont be tired
tell me what you want to know and i’m sure i’ll have an answer lol 😉January 30, 2011 at 8:19 pm #80835
well your holly border collieness ;D
I am going to see 2 BCs, one is 1yr old entire male, other is a 3yr old neutered male. both are supposed to be good with children. 1yr is a handfull and needs lots of attention, the 3yr is quiet and sweet (this is just what i have been told over the phone)
what would your impressions be from that?
i was interested in the 3yr old one but is quiet necessarily good?
was looking to get a dog that i can possibly do shows with, would they be suitable?
happy to do training but am limited in my movements at the moment , due to riding accident. so would they be suitable?January 30, 2011 at 8:49 pm #80836
it depends on what you mean by shows ?
agility, flyball ?
personally id go for handful because i never take the easy route
but it all depends what your after – and experience in training
it also depends what they mean by quiet ???? is quiet – unchallenging ????
id go with an open mind really OR get a puppy xJanuary 30, 2011 at 8:55 pm #80837
was thinking obedience and possibly flyball
i have some experiance in training but not too much and i dont want to take on more than i can handle
i think i will go and take a look at them both and see what they are like with my own eyes and then get back to you and decide if either of them are suitable or not, think thats the best idea ;D
thanks Wags, im seeing them at 4:30pm ish so will let you know in the eveningJanuary 30, 2011 at 8:58 pm #80838
and take lots of pictures
watch for eye balling – cos a dog that constantly eye balls everybloody thing is a nightmare lolJanuary 30, 2011 at 9:16 pm #80839
will do ;DJanuary 30, 2011 at 9:21 pm #80840ValMember
They are a mad mad breed ;D but then so is Wags :ok: :pray:she’s syber kill me :scared:January 30, 2011 at 10:36 pm #80841
well how rude Val xxxxJanuary 31, 2011 at 3:10 pm #80842ValMember
;D Really missed Ya :-* how is the baby boy :-*
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well how rude Val xxxx
[/quote]January 31, 2011 at 4:25 pm #80843
missing a lot of teeth at the moment – eating me out of house and home and growing at a stupid rate
he needs to stop it really hes 7 and has to have 8-9 year old clothes hes so tallJanuary 31, 2011 at 6:00 pm #80844
blimy how tall is he? should post some new photos ;D
just been to see the collies. the 1yr old was mad and i mean mental lol but so much fun. the older one, Max, was soppy and gentl but also a handfull so they definatly both need training 😀
i decided that because my sister has a little one that the 1yr was a bit to hypo for them
Max though was a gem, lovely soft eyes, didnt shrink away but wasnt aggressive either. he put the other dog in its place but was playfull with him aswell. he didnt mind being pulled about, no food aggression.
the only thing with max is that he does ‘spin’ when he sees a car but the owner told me that he doesnt get out so im sure that it would go with some training?
im also geussing that because he doesnt get taken out for walks that he will have no road sence or recall but he is smart so im sure he will pick that up very quickly
so what do you think Wags ;DJanuary 31, 2011 at 8:37 pm #80845
it kinda depends on what they mean by spinning when he sees a car – Oban has in the past had serious car related issues
it could easily be solved by sitting in a pub beer garden near a road so that eventually he thinks cars are so dull they arnt worth bothering about
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