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#1 drivesleeprepeat

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Posted 11 November 2015 - 01:59 PM

I got Chase when I was 15, at 8 weeks old. I have another BC mix at my parents house (who is now 13 y/o), and I had competed in junior showmanship, obedience, rally-o, and some agility with her. So I wrote my parents a three page essay on why I wanted a Border Collie puppy, my plans for him, goals, etc. It worked. The next day, I was headed up to Denver to go get my puppy. Since then he's been my absolute best friend through high school, a few moves, different jobs, and a few boyfriends. What else could a girl ask for?

 

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Our new boy is Aero. We have had him for 3.5 weeks. My mom's friend was rehoming another Border Collie, and we had considered getting a second one for quite a while- but didn't have all the time for an eight week old puppy. He's about to turn 10 months old, so I knew we would be getting a teenage bottlerocket. 

Before anyone asks, he is an ACK dog. I know, I know. His drive shows it too, lol. I still think Barbie collies are nowhere near as good looking, but honestly, I couldn't resist the face. He only weighs in at a whopping 24 lbs, so we like to call him "corgi boy." I mean really. He's little. BCs shouldn't be so little and look so much like Aussies, I agree. Our little rescue dog came to us with a lot of neurotic behavior. With trick training and physical/mental exercise, those issues have nearly disappeared and we are really getting to know him.

 

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What can I say? I love these two little dudes. We are looking to get Aero into some dog sports later when his growth plates have closed because he is a lot more confident and happy than Chase is. Chase is more emotional and melodramatic to say the least, haha.

 

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Posted 11 November 2015 - 04:39 PM

Nice story. Welcome to the Boards Chase and Aero.


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Posted 14 November 2015 - 07:41 PM

Beautiful dogs! I'm only about an hour from you, it's good to see Colorado people!

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Posted 15 November 2015 - 10:17 PM

What! What area are you in? We're down in Colorado Springs. :)

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Posted 18 November 2015 - 02:09 PM

Beautiful dogs. 24lbs, and I thought my dog was small! 


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Posted 18 November 2015 - 06:50 PM

I'm in Sedalia, it's a little town just west of Castle Rock! It's a pocket of rural area in the middle of ever-growing suburbia. I have a number of friends in the Springs, including my cousin who is a high school teacher down there. (Sorry I didn't see your response sooner!) One of my friends is another teacher down there, and she's an avid hiker with her border collie. If you ever see a teeny gal with a split face smooth coat doing the Incline every day after school, that's her! (She's nuts, she does a different fourteener every weekend during good weather.) :)

24 lbs. is quite teeny! We had a male top out at 27 or 28 lbs., at a healthy weight. Funny enough, we called him our little corgi dog as well! He was working bred instead of AKC, but he was chronically ill, causing his size.

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Posted 19 November 2015 - 08:58 AM

I have a couple (mother/daughter) who are about 28 pounds, no health issues, working bred, actually working on my farm. And they are proportional; that is, they don't look like corgis. Sometimes they're just small. ;)

 

Welcome to you and Chase and Aero!

 

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#8 drivesleeprepeat

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Posted 19 November 2015 - 11:23 AM

I wanna see a working bred dog that's itty bitty, that sounds ADORABLE haha. Aero's a little disproportionate to say the least. His butt is even BARELY taller than his shoulders.

 

and KF, I know exactly where you're at then! your friend is a nut for doing the incline so often, I've lived here most of my life and still swear that I won't ever do it, hehe. :P



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Posted 19 November 2015 - 11:23 AM

Our farrier has a 24 lb. female. And it's his best dog! I just want to tuck her in my pocket and hope he doesn't notice. :)

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Posted 19 November 2015 - 05:17 PM

Cute dogs! Mine seems to be a tiny guy as well. 35 pounds and doesn't seem to be getting bigger. I am kind of happy to hear that it is not uncommon.

 

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Posted 19 November 2015 - 06:40 PM

I don't really think if 35 lbs. as tiny or petite. Small side of average for a male, maybe, and average for a female.


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