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This past year I lost my old dog Rocket. She was my first border collie that was really my dog and there won't be another one quite like her. 

A few months before her passing, when I knew I just couldn't handle it, I got a little border collie and we named him Wallace. In the meantime we also rescued Wren. I was hoping she might have some BC in there and you could kinda see it when she was a puppy, but now I think it is just impossible to tell what breeds she is. 

Either way, introducing Wallace the border collie and Wren! 

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Beautifull dogs. Wren is the brown one, right? she still looks like she could have some bc in there.

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Thanks! Wren is the brown one. She might have some bc but I cant say for sure. She behaves a lot more like a hunting breed. Not gunshy or afraid of loud sounds, likes to retrieve and swim, zero interest in stock but starts shaking if she sees a squirrel she isnt allowed to chase. She really likes water and snow. Anything to stay cool. However, her most favorite thing to do is sleep on the couch. 

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Hard to say what her mix is, but Wren does look like she could be at least part border collie.

Not all border collies are noise phobic. I've had several who were completely unphased by thunder, fireworks or gunshots.

All of my border collies have loved to retrieve and swim, many of them bordering on or actually obsessive about one or both.

 

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On ‎3‎/‎3‎/‎2019 at 7:50 AM, GentleLake said:

Hard to say what her mix is, but Wren does look like she could be at least part border collie.

Not all border collies are noise phobic. I've had several who were completely unphased by thunder, fireworks or gunshots.

All of my border collies have loved to retrieve and swim, many of them bordering on or actually obsessive about one or both.

 

All my dogs have been mildly to seriously concerned about thunder & gunshot noises. One of them was a total water puppy. A friend saw her in a creek splashing around with wild abandon and said, "Part trout, is she now?" Not obsessive, but dearly loved to be in water.

Playing fetch ~ very, very into that. All of them.

I particularly like the pile o'pups in the 3rd pic. Lovely!

Ruth & Gibbs

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Thanks Ruth. That's one of my favorite photos as well. I lost Rocket, on the left, to cancer just a few months after that. She was trying to sleep and Wren and Wallace just had to wrestle right next to her fore some reason. I always thought she was thinking "really? You have to do that right here?"

Your comment on noise is interesting. All my BCs, even if not noise phobic, pay a lot more attention to sounds. I can take Wren grouse hunting and she will work and retrieve with the shotgun happily. My BCs will stick around and not bolt but are not generally happy with gunshots. Even with a gradual introduction - .22 at a long distance and slowly getting louder. Though I am sure there's a border collie hunting birds somewhere on this green Earth! 

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