What is a Border Collie
Posted 02 March 2011 - 11:11 AM
But...Oh My Gunny and Cap.
Retiring them is hard. Not so much on my Cap he is getting to be content to sleep on the arm chair next to my wood stove. I am have a bell to put on him when he goes out with me. He has ID on his little collar.
He can't hear....he sometimes gets confused as to where he is.
But Gunny, she will find this hard. I give her little jobs that are easy on her hips. (I guess.) She gets deramaxx
Taw and Sweep are learning their work. Sweep's next trial is nc Open and a pro/novice run
We hsve been trialing a year now.
I never would have except for what Gunny and Cap taught me, as well as my handler friends. Including you..guys
Posted 03 March 2011 - 11:24 AM
To me a Border Collie is a breed of dog. Originally defined/selected and I suppose, one could even say created, for it's ability to work effectively to assist his handler.
Charming in the fact that there is no breedstandard as far as appearances as so eloquently stated earlier. And loved by so many for its working skills and unique abilities.
Question. The ISDS is only Border Collies?
Question two. If so, is a "true" Border Collie then only a dog that can be tracked via registered bloodlines and everything else "simply" (yes nothing simple about it I know) is a Sheepdog (with possible Border Collie bloodlines) that is selected by ability?
Blimpie, Belle and Thor! Nothing but trouble!
Good thing that I thrive on trouble!
Posted 13 April 2011 - 09:57 PM
Anyway, I just wanted to say that I really respect all of you guys for it. Thank you for being such great teachers and role models, honestly. You learn a lot from this community just by sifting through all the different posts and threads.
Brady -- the king of the loveseat and master of all things tennis ball.
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