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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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Left Behind on the OLF - last post by Sue R

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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3-year old pup - last post by ajm

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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2015 National Finals Videos - last post by Alchemist

Livestock Management

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

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Looking for Farm Vet new Ne... - last post by jvw

Trial and Clinic Announcements

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

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SEMO herding club presents... - last post by Justice

Trial Results

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

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2014 Pipedream Farm SDT - last post by Donald McCaig

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 cancer tale and Bliss - last post by DeltaBluez Tess

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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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A primer on corrections - last post by waffles

Obedience, Agility, and Flyball

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

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Not sure what the next step... - last post by CptJack

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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News article on cancer rese... - last post by Mark Billadeau

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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Long Interview Of A Border... - last post by Crawford Dogs

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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Lost Border Collie - Fairbu... - last post by dmadrid

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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Looking for a book - last post by DeltaBluez Tess

The People's Border Collie Gallery

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

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(My) Molly grows up. - last post by CptJack

Coffee Break

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

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Wild and Very Wooly - last post by CptJack

In Memoriam

Tributes to dogs and dog people who have passed on.

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That'll do Freya. - last post by DeltaBluez Tess


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

Closed forum for USBCHA directors to discuss association matters

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ABCA Directors

Closed forum for ABCA directors to discuss registry matters

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ABCA Finance Committee

Closed forum for ABCA Finance Committee members.

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ABCA Health & Genetics Committee

Closed forum for H&G Committee members

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USBCHA Cattledog Committee

Closed forum for USBCHA Cattledog Committee members

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Closed forum for TSDA directors.

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USBCC Directors

Closed forum for USBCC directors

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TSDA/TCDA Cattledog Committee

Closed forum for TSDA/TCDA Cattledog Committee members

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USBCHA Directors Complaint

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Private forum for members of the USBCHA Grievance Committee.

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Tech and Troubleshooting

All technical problems with the discussion boards should be reported in this forum.

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