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#1 Tommy Coyote

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 10:42 AM

I just saw an ad in the KC Star for a little of border collie/mastiffs. Only $200 each. They kind of look like you would think a borderstiff would look - more stiff but border collie marked.

Now, if they only came with an on and off button they would be the perfect farm dog. If you need to moveyour stock around you just turn on the border collie/herding switch. When you done you just turn on the mastiff/guarding switch.

Honestly, what happens when you breed a cross like this. Do you just get a guard dog that looks like its part border collie. Do you get a very big dog that herds? Or do you get just another version of a catahoula? Or do you just get kind of a mess that's not really good for anything except sitting in the back of the truck.

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 12:01 PM

Dunno, just thought a "borderstiff" is what you get after you PTS a stockdog...

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 03:22 PM

Dunno, just thought a "borderstiff" is what you get after you PTS a stockdog...


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#4 juliepoudrier

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 06:30 PM

According to the folks on one of the working guard dog lists I'm on, you get a disaster waiting to happen. FWIW, most people would say that you shouldn't count on such a dog to be a good guardian because the border collie half would have other ideas about what to do with the stock.

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