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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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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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Running - last post by Gloria Atwater

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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Second try - last post by red russel

Training & Trialing Videos

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

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The Lift - Element Video fr... - last post by red russel

Livestock Management

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

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Trial and Clinic Announcements

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

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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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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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Obedience, Agility, and Flyball

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

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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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Lymphoma, spondylosis and n... - last post by afrancis

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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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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Two Beauties Available Soon - last post by GentleLake

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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Game On! and Agility for Fu... - last post by Alfreda

The People's Border Collie Gallery

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

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Coffee Break

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

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Tis the season... - last post by urge to herd

In Memoriam

Tributes to dogs and dog people who have passed on.

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ThunderBolt - last post by Alfreda


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

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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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BC Foundation

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

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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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USBCHA Grievance Committee

Private forum for members of the USBCHA Grievance Committee.

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A forum for directors to discuss issues pertaining to the KBCA or the Bluegrass sheepdog trial.

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Tech and Troubleshooting

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

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