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  Hello! New Here
Posted by: Mrs_Jimi - 05-07-2008, 05:21 PM - Forum: Introduce Yourself - Replies (9)

Allow me to introduce myself Smile my name's Donna and my family just adopted a BC from a breeder. She is a 1 yo spayed female and just as sweet as can be!

the woman we bought her from was on a farm where she bred BCs and kept some for herding. well, this little girl didnt want to herd at all! she is very calm and just wants lovin. because of this, they decided not to keep her, so we swept her right up. our girls (4 & 7) just love her and she seems to just love everyone!

we've named her Tifa because she didnt respond to her original name. she's already taking to it. we couldn't get her to eat the first couple days, but it wasn't for lack of food....we think she was scared of the bowl. as soon as it was in a hand or on the floor, she would eat it. so we figure they must have fed her on the ground or on a plate. now that i've put her food on a plate, she has no problem. she also seems to have a bladder of steel! she can hold it forever, i dont encourage it tho. i take her out for a nice walk 2x a day, plus someone is always home and lets her in our fenced yard so she can romp and go.

here's some photos of her. i welcome any suggestions/comments. i have joined here to help me understand my girl because i've never owned a BC before. OH YEAH! she was the runt of her litter, she is NOT a chewer or a barker. i have heard her growl only once. it's like she's the antithesis of a BC!?

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someone is home with her all the time. today she was out from 730am til 10am when she came back in the house and took a crap in the middle of the floor!

i was told she was housebroken. she's outside with my father in law almost all day in the backyard. she'll pee in the yard, she just wont poo (even when walked). i dont know what to do sad.gif we've only had her a week, and i understand there's an adjustment period....and that she was on the farm. but it's so frustrating being told an animal is housebroken only to find out she's poopin on my floor....

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  Barking at the neighbor dogs
Posted by: Brandon M - 05-06-2008, 10:59 PM - Forum: General Border Collie Discussion - No Replies

My neighbor shares a chain-link fence with me on one side of the back yard. She doesn't have any dogs but sometimes her son's dogs for down the road escape and she ends up locking them in her back yard all day. Well they are really bad barkers and rush the fence barking their heads off at my two everytime we go out there. Lance pretty much ignores them but Mick will get right up to the fence and bark back. He listens when I call him off but he'll go back again the first time the neighbors dogs start up again.

Im trying to figure out how to train him to ignore them and not get into their barking competitions. Its really annoying since one of them is a real high pitched yappy Jack Russel Terrier, lol. And Mick already has a loud and deep "big dog" bark. How do you call him off and reward him for stopping without him thinking he's being rewarded for barking at the two intruders?

Also the neighbor's dogs make it so I cant throw the frisbee or ball at home because they rush the fence and freak out every time I try. :evil: :evil: I keep thinking of grabbing the hose :twisted: but that may make them even more crazy as far as I know.

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  Site Downtime! - Accepting Donations for this quarters fees
Posted by: Brandon M - 05-06-2008, 12:37 PM - Forum: General Border Collie Discussion - Replies (8)

Just wanted to let you all know that the site may go down today or tomorrow and be down for a few day. I'll get it back up ASAP.

If I can get it paid by tonight we shouldn't see any downtime. I set up a donation link on the main page: <!-- w --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.allbordercollies.com">www.allbordercollies.com</a><!-- w -->
I dont need much, the total is $38.85. Thanks! And thanks LJ for the idea, I should have put it up a couple days ago.

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  Border Collie merchandise
Posted by: Brandon M - 05-01-2008, 04:29 PM - Forum: General Border Collie Discussion - Replies (5)

I was thinking that this would be cool on a coffee mug or something. It's a pic of Lance's mug lol. Maybe even for a hat or t-shirt, I dont know. But I may put some stuff up on the online store for sale with this image Smile

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it's from this image I took with my cell phone. I do have a high def large version too.

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Something like this t-shirt:

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  What to do with BC who won't get out of the way
Posted by: eli47 - 04-30-2008, 03:59 PM - Forum: General Border Collie Discussion - Replies (4)

Hi, I joined about a month ago asking for info/help on a BC, Scout, I had taken in. He had been kicked several times by horses where he lived before I took him in, and while I thought the people were neglectful, I am coming to see what a handful this dog is! The last kick cost him an eye, a skull fracture, and possibly some sense, but it sounds like he didn't have any begore he was kicked. Cry He has come out of his shell and where for the first 2 weeks he was here he was sedate, he is now running the neighborhood and barking, but only at night. I've begun crating him, which has fixed that, altho i don't like to crate as a general rule. He couldn't care less about the cows behind us but now is cornering and pinning them which i don't think is the way he is supposed to herd. So asked a cattle guy I know to take a look at him, to see what he was capable of learning and doing due to his limitation (the eye) . He has kept him a week and a half and said that basically he almost got kicked several times while with him, that he has not learned his lesson and would be reluctant to place him w/ cattle unless and only unless you had someone very dedicated to working one on one w/ him for long periods of time. So I'm picking him up tomorrow, and although the cows on the ranch behind my house aren't there all the time, seldom actually, no one has fences and I sure don't want him to get kicked. That would make me like the people he came from. I DO want the best for him and I understand all BC's don't have to be cattle dogs, but whenever I try to exercise him by biking , running, playing ball, etc. he seems very disinterested. So what do I do? I wish I could know if he's happy. He's got a personality like no other dog I've ever met and so it is hard to read him. I'll shut up now and listen. My question, I guess, is: do "cattle people" really take all that time to get the dog just the way they want them? Can he be taught NOT TO stand behind the cows, horses, etc? Can he be happy not herding????Thank ya'll so much.

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  you tube video
Posted by: jim2000 - 04-30-2008, 03:15 PM - Forum: Off-Topic - Replies (7)

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check out that link, its a you tube video of an awesome dog.

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Posted by: LJS1993 - 04-28-2008, 11:32 PM - Forum: Off-Topic - Replies (2)

With the NFL draft just concluding I had a thought in my mind. I think it would be cool to have a kind of Canine combine. You know, have all these events that the dogs must perform in to see who is the best. I'm talking timing the dogs in a 60yd dash, the cones, the long jump, high jump, back pedal. To test their strength you could see how far they can pull a sled with a designated weight on the back. Now this would be cool. Big Grin Big Grin Oh yes, and they can wear little Under Armour vests, headbands, goggles..... :lol:

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  Now *THIS* is what "extremely healthy" looks like!
Posted by: BCMixs - 04-28-2008, 10:08 PM - Forum: Photo & Video Gallery - Replies (4)

Finally found a working camera (my house has been eating or breaking them!) but it's the old crappy one, so I apologize for the quality. Also, it's almost impossible to get Indie to stand when there are treats around so it was hard to catch a good overhead shot, but I think you get the idea.

He's now up to 62.5 lbs and has completed 12 weeks of hydrotherapy. We're now on walking/swimming for the summer to maintain the muscle he's worked long and hard for. Problem is, he won't go in the lake unless there are ducks or geese to chase! Otherwise he wants nothing to do with the water! LOL! Go figure!

Just thought I'd post some before and now's since I had the chance finally to snap a couple quick pics to show how far he's come! BTW, he's LOVIN the homecooked meal plan he's now on, who can resist canned salmon, veggies and rice on a daily basis???

Before - 39 lbs.

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Now - 62 1/2 lbs.

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I'm now like a recovering anorexic! I keep asking the vet and the physical therapist, "Are you sure he's not too fat?" They assure me it's 100% muscle! He's pumped up like Aaahnold! :lol:

Woobie & Indie - October 07

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Woobie & Indie - April 08

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Indie - October 07

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Indie - Side Shot April 08 (He kept trying to sit!)

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Tongue Unfortunately, my yard looks pretty much the same 7 mos. later! Just re-seeded this weekend.

"Yeah, Iz handsum! All da ladiez sez so!"

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And the gratuitous "Woobie in your face" pic!
"Hay, wats dat? Takin' pikures? U wan a pic of handsum Woobster? She didn't brag 'bout me liftin my leg now did she? Iz a MAN now!"

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  A few more pics
Posted by: Brandon M - 04-27-2008, 09:01 PM - Forum: Photo & Video Gallery - Replies (1)

Took these today to show that Mickey is much better now. He's back to playing and chewing everything up Tongue

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Lance giving the camera "The Look"
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  Machismo & dog ownership
Posted by: LJS1993 - 04-24-2008, 05:55 PM - Forum: Off-Topic - Replies (7)

What's your opinions on the link behind machismo and the type of dog you own? I really believe many guys try to hide their insecurities by owning a Pit and towing it around town like they are some kind of hard core character. I say this because it's something that has been on my nerves for some time now and has been aggravated by two things. One, on my way home from work I see at least four guys each day strutting their pits around on huge chains and staring at every motorist who drives by. I am so annoyed by this I feel like going up to one and asking them ernestly, "Do you feel like a bigger man by owning a Pit?". Second, whenever I mention dog ownership to my students the first breed they assume I own is either a Pit or a Rotty. When I mention my love for Border Collies they seem surprised and in many cases disappointed. Well, not that I really care, but it gets annoying after it happens so many times. Opinions? Thoughts? Agree? Disgree?

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