Recently I was in a position to explain to someone why they should not buy a border collie puppy from a certain breeder who did no herding with their dogs.
Several years back, there was a thread I started (titled something like "I think I am getting a puppy"), in which it was beautifully and thoroughly explained to me why no one should buy a border collie puppy from anyone who is not breeding for herding ability exclusively. I had somehow not fully understood, had been led astray by some folks, and many people here helped me to understand.
There were so many excellent explanations in that thread that I would like to find it again to copy or paraphrase some of those things and have on hand in this kind of situation. But when I have searched for it, I have not found it.
Any one know how to find it?
(ps....sorry if this is not the right place to put this)