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Training Discussion

Forum for those engaged in training their border collies for livestock operations and ISDS-style trials.

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The Darinka story. - last post by Maja

Ask an Expert

A forum in which a "big hat" has promised to answer our questions about training border collies in stockwork; take advantage of the chance! (NB: ONLY questions about herding will be accepted.) Our latest expert is Amanda Milliken.

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Off-balance, off-ressure flank - last post by Maja

Trial Tips

Any questions or advice directly relating to ISDS-style border collie trials should go to this forum. Let's help each other get better scores!

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The Draw - last post by Tea

Training & Trialing Videos

This is the forum to post videos of the training and trialing of working border collies.

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Our Finish at the Soldier H... - last post by Alfreda

Livestock Management

A forum for discussion of land, livestock, and farming questions.

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Differences in the taste of... - last post by JenS

Trial and Clinic Announcements

An announce-only forum for posting upcoming stockdog clinics and trials.

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Patrick Shannahan Lessons/C... - last post by CRoper

Trial Results

All postings of ISDS-style trial results are welcome here.

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2015 Sheepdog Finals - last post by Sue R

Under the Handlers Tent

All chat by and about handlers (at least of the non-libelous variety) is welcome here!

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My newish dog, Bliss - last post by GentleLake

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General Border Collie Discussion

Basic questions and answers about border collies, as well as sharing between border collie owners. Funny and inspirational stories are welcome, and no question is too basic.

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AKC Breed Standard - last post by JenS

Obedience, Agility, and Flyball

Discussion group for those training their border collies in obedience, agility, and flyball.

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What is my dog thinking at... - last post by Laurelin

Health and Genetics

Many of us are interested in preserving the border collie as a healthy, useful breed. This forum is for breeders and concerned owners alike to share information with each other.

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Lyme Disease Preventative? - last post by GentleLake

Politics and Culture

A catch-all category for everything from the politics of AKC recognition to observations about border collie culture. Intelligent, thoughtful posts are especially encouraged.

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Would you clone - last post by simba

Rescue Resources & Dogs for Adoption

A place for posts that will help people to find a nice dog to adopt, and help nice dogs in need to find a home.

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BC/Aussie Mix, Vancouver BC... - last post by mbc1963

Books and Videos

This forum is for the discussion of books and videos of specific interest to the owners of border collies. Comments and reviews are welcome, both for old and new works.

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Dog Man - last post by Pam Wolf

The People's Border Collie Gallery

This forum is strictly for posting pictures of forum members' border collies. Happy viewing!

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The Next Step - last post by Tommy Coyote

Coffee Break

The place for off-topic posts. If it's not about dogs or livestock, post it here -- sparingly!

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In Memoriam

Tributes to dogs and dog people who have passed on.

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Trooper - last post by Cody & Duchess


This is a read-only forum containing an archive of threads that have been deemed particularly noteworthy or interesting.

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What is the point of this? - last post by Ellie

Archived Threads

Threads in this forum have been deemed interesting and useful enough to save without being precisely "faqs."

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Dan and Sue's Excellent... - last post by ShoresDog

Gallery Archives

An archive of pictures from "The People's Border Collie Gallery," saved by popular request

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Herding Training - Part 4 - last post by hoku's mum

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USBCHA Directors

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Closed forum for ABCA directors to discuss registry matters

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Closed forum for ABCA Finance Committee members.

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A private forum for discussing issue regarding the ABCA Health & Education Foundation.

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USBCHA Cattledog Committee

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Closed forum for TSDA directors.

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