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  Scavenger Hunt!
Posted by: Loyal Border - 8 hours ago - Forum: Photo & Video Gallery - No Replies

We have done one of these before last year (kudos to Quirkydog) and I thought it was a lot of fun. I think we should do another one and what better time than the present? Grin

Let's see, this time the picture topics will be:

  • Sleeping (or just lying down and resting)
  • Walking on your dog(s) favorite walking route
  • Next to something big (tree, building, lake, etc.)
  • Sniffing
  • And next to something metallic
Easy enough, right? Only rule is that both you and your fluffy friend(s) have fun! Big Grin Post your pics Sunday night/Monday. In the meantime enjoy the rest of your week and weekend with your little fur friend(s)!

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Video BC coat development
Posted by: phoebeandjosie - Yesterday, 05:23 AM - Forum: General Border Collie Discussion - Replies (9)

Hi guys, 

I remember when we first got Josie I had loads of questions about how to care for her coat and how it would grow/ change over time particularly as she is a long haired bc. So I thought I'd share this side by side comparison with you guys- I can tell believe how much she has changed! First photo is 4 1/2 months and the second shot is at 6 1/2 months. About 8 weeks differences during which time we really improved her diet.

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Posted by: only-borders - 03-21-2017, 10:02 AM - Forum: Health and Nutrition - No Replies


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  The Destroyer of All Things Tough
Posted by: Loyal Border - 03-20-2017, 11:02 PM - Forum: Photo & Video Gallery - Replies (13)

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As you can see, Kep chewed through two chuck it balls. He has also destroyed two medium sized red kongs, a black medium sized kong, and a red small sized kong. The small red kong was my sister's husky's kong that she just bought. I zoned out on the couch for a little bit and when I woke up the bottom half was missing. I wish I had taken pics of them too but oh well I guess. I'm going to get him some solid chuck its and a jive ball from west paw.

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Posted by: only-borders - 03-20-2017, 04:38 AM - Forum: Off-Topic - Replies (8)

Party Happy Birthday Susie Party 

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  Many dogs like their crates (in case you are worried).
Posted by: Tasha's&Mattie'sMom - 03-19-2017, 09:58 PM - Forum: General Border Collie Discussion - Replies (13)

I was organizing photos on my computer and came across a couple of my GSD.  He had a huge crate that was in the laundry room.


"Mom, HELP!  There is a collie in my crate!"

He didn't need a crate and spent very little time there.  I couldn't remember the last time I had put him in the crate and shut the door so a couple of months after we got Mattie I decided to rework the laundry room and store the massive crate.  My boy was so sad.  He missed his crate and would stand and stare at Tasha's crate and pout.  He even tried getting in the crate a couple of times.


Tasha is 30lbs. and her crate fits her nicely.  My GSD was 90lbs. and still managed to squish himself into the little crate.  Eventually he stopped pouting about the loss of his crate but I still felt like a horrible mom for taking it away.

So if you are worried about crating a puppy, don't.  Many dogs love their crates.  But then again we could just be that weird family everyone whispers about.....even my cats like the crate.


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  Took Ember to a "Human Park" Today...
Posted by: Ember - 03-19-2017, 04:22 PM - Forum: Photo & Video Gallery - Replies (6)

First time I've ever gotten her up on a picnic table!
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We've also been working on handling. Not "overly" impressed but a great shot none the less!
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".... you called?"
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"WHAT?! One good one wasn't enough?!?!?!"
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"Oh please, do go on..."
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"What. A. Day."
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"Indeed, it was a good one." (I love that smile!)
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Posted by: Caddie1 - 03-19-2017, 01:35 AM - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (14)

Any opinions on puppies being fed eggs.
Pros and cons please.

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  How does your dog welcome you home?
Posted by: phoebeandjosie - 03-18-2017, 11:16 PM - Forum: General Border Collie Discussion - Replies (10)

Josie greets us with a long happy howl every time we come home, feels like she is saying 'I was waiting for yooooou!!' Then lots of nipping and tugging at our clothes generally followed by a dramatic roll onto her back for a tummy rub.

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  Baby it's hot outside
Posted by: Rambopup - 03-18-2017, 02:23 PM - Forum: General Border Collie Discussion - Replies (14)

I know every dog will be a little different but I thought I'd see if there was a chart or something something that had time frames for dog activity vs how hot it is outside. I just don't want to put our pup in an overheating situation. Or maybe a good rule of thumb for how much water they should have depending on the level of heat?

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