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About Coloradogirl

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  • Birthday 07/21/1969

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  1. I called the sheriffs office, and the owners have been looking for this dog for 3 weeks now. So we found the rightful owners, she brought a picture and ID her perfectly over the phone. She apparently disappeared from their driveway (fairly rural area here). They thought for sure that someone had taken her as this was really unusual for the dog to leave the property. Were my daughter found the her was only 1/2 mile from the dogs home. She is a mix of border collie / ACD / Aussie.
  2. Our crates are in the garage. We run a fan in the summer and a heater in the winter. They only stay in there at night and during the day they are in the outside kennel if we are not home or out with us if we are.
  3. I own ACD's used to be the only breed I wanted until I got a border collie. My sister raises ACD's. Trust me this dog is a mix more border collie than ACD. This is Lila and my youngest daughter
  4. Look at her feet, marked just like a ACD with the black marks on her toes. Nose is pointy like a Border collie, but top of her head is shaped just like a ACD. I just got done playing and walking her so she could potty, she is a very smart dog, she LOVES my teenage daughters, especially my younger one. I really like the dog........ But we can not keep her. I did not call the sheriffs office because well I just can not. I just can not believe that this dog was a dump.
  5. My daughter just came upon a woman kicking her dog out of the car chase her down the road and drive off. The only thing my daughter was able to get was the make/color of her car. She (DD) picked her up and brought her home. She appears to be border collie / ACD, she has the blocky head of a ACD plus the color on her face and legs. The rest of her is ALL border collie. She is matted and apears to be a younger dog, maybe 1 to 2 years. Very friendly and very cute. I am hesitant (though I may be forced to) hand her over to the sheriffs office as the dogs that go there do get euthinized after 10 days. We tryed to call Colorado Border Collie Rescue and all the phone did was ring. We have her in a kennel in the garage right now. My daughter is taking a picture of her as I type this. What should I do with her? I have a real soft spot for both Border collies and ACD's, but already have 4 dogs and my husband would divorce me. HELP!!!
  6. Cherokee, who is now 6 years old was very vocal as a pup, she would say "wow wow wow" when I would come home from work at lunch to let her out to potty and would come back in the house after she was done to make my lunch and would not pay attention to her. Now when she rides in the truck (front seat passenger side) she will sit there like a human and if I do not talk to her she will "wow wow" and if I continue to ignore her she will actually slam her front paws down on the middle console until I talk to her. It is pretty funny. I do think that the talking is a big trait of the border collie. I know of several other people that have talking border collies. I would not be worried about her talking, it is part of her personality. Have fun with it.
  7. I clip Spot under his tail, not the tail itself, but from around his pooper, and feather it out to the side. He has a tendancy to get poop stuck to his butt feathers and then he stinks. Do not make the mistake that I made last summer, I have a little dog that I clip so I thought hmmm what the hell I will clip Spot too........... I clipped some off of his neck and just made a complete mess of him. It has taken all summer through the winter to grow it back so it looks normal. So just a brush for us. I also use a charcol brick on him and the other dogs and it takes all the loose hair off really nicely, then use a fluffer comb (show cattle comb) to brush the long hairs, then spray revive or Pink (you get Pink at walmart at the end of the shampoo/hairspray isle) and it helps release any tangles make them smell good and makes them shiney. Good luck.
  8. He is colored the way I like them!!! Cool pup!!
  9. Once a week for Clyde, we feed him a taste of canned food with a teaspoon of veggie oil on it, we also feed a high quality cat food with hairball control in it. We still get hairball puke every once in awhile but not as much as we had been getting.
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  11. My vet will spay a pup at 3 mo. old. Humane society will spay at 2 mo.
  12. I think that both the working dogs and show stock COULD go hand in hand if you were to buy that dog to trial so you could win. Because the main reason for spending all that money is to win. But that dosent change the fact that I could spend 50K on a steer or 23K on a dog to win, but if I dont feed that steer correctly, trim his feet and know how to clip and fit then what good does it do? I definatly do not know how to work a dog (though I sure wish I did, it is actually one of my lifes goals!!)So I could ruin that 23K dog just as quick as I spent the money to buy him. I however must say I am jelouse because I want 23K to spend on whatever it is that I felt like spending it on!!! LOL
  13. You know this subject could go on and on and on until the end of time. I respect all of your opinons but for me I personally do not see the big deal on someone spending that kind of money. Not something that I would do if I had $23,000 just laying around, but hey whatever!! The reason I do not find it to be a big deal is because we show cattle, mostly market steers. For those that do not know a steer was born a bull and has been castrated. I know personally of people that go and spend $50,000 to $100,000 for a steer that in the end has no use other then to go on someones bar b que grill. I know of people that spend in excess of $100K on heifers/cows to add to their breeding program. Most of these animals are bought for jr. showers and for what??? A ribbon the glory of winning. Some shows pay a good deal for winning, but in the end especially for steers you have wasted your money. So $23K for a dog that works and can take place of an employee or 2 seems worth it to me. But of course just my opinion.
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