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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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Can pets be successful work... - last post by chene

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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Lie Down - 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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"Intermediate" - last post by juliepoudrier

Training & Trialing Videos

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

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The MacRae Way - Outruns, a... - last post by Sue R

Livestock Management

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

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What Breed of Sheep? - last post by sjones

Trial and Clinic Announcements

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

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Patrick Shannahan Clinic, P... - last post by Laura L

Trial Results

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

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National Sheepdog Finals -... - last post by Christina

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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What's the best thing y... - last post by simba

Obedience, Agility, and Flyball

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

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Have I been pushing my BC t... - last post by PaoAndrei

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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Looking for advice - last post by Blackdawgs

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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Commercial Breeders - last post by Gloria Atwater

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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Three legged BC mix - last post by Cheawk

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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The natural way - last post by Maxi

The People's Border Collie Gallery

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

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I THINK my dog is part Bord... - last post by chene

Coffee Break

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

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Dog weight? - last post by chene

In Memoriam

Tributes to dogs and dog people who have passed on.

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Bear, October 3, 2000-July... - last post by urge to herd


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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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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Closed forum for ABCA Finance Committee members.

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Closed forum for H&G Committee members

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

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