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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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Stopping a Dog that Goes in... - last post by Petes Mom

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 longest running show on... - last post by mum24dog

Livestock Management

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

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guard dog - last post by Solo33

Trial and Clinic Announcements

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

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Jack Knox clinic - indiana - last post by denice

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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Continental 2016 - last post by ShoresDog

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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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Herding vs Agility crossroads - last post by CptJack

Obedience, Agility, and Flyball

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

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How many runs is too many i... - last post by Root Beer

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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Access 2 Border Collie Coll... - 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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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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Rook -- in Texas - last post by PSmitty

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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New Whistle DVD/CD with Der... - last post by bcollie

The People's Border Collie Gallery

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

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Mac - last post by urge to herd

Coffee Break

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

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Secret Santa - last post by simba

In Memoriam

Tributes to dogs and dog people who have passed on.

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Jester Joe. A Good Dog. - last post by Maralynn


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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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 Directors

Closed forum for USBCHA directors to discuss association matters

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USBCHA Rules Committee

Private forum for the USBCHA Rules Committee

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USBCHA Cattledog Committee

Closed forum for USBCHA Cattledog Committee members

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USBCHA Nursery Committee

Private forum for the USBCHA Nursery Committee

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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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Closed forum for TSDA directors.

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TSDA/TCDA Cattledog Committee

Closed forum for TSDA/TCDA Cattledog Committee members

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USBCC Directors

Closed forum for USBCC directors

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Tech and Troubleshooting

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

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