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  1. oh oh , I just remembered ! My Sally is from stocklines ! Does that change anything ?
  2. Well , I cant argue with you on this one. I know you cant do any agility or any other sport because of your unfortunate physical problem , but you arent the one to preach about it either then.
  3. Im just curious , what do you consider a Shutzhund bred dog ?
  4. I cant expect anybody to understand anything about agility or flyball for that matter if you have never done it . Whether you choose to do or not , I dont care . Alot of people can stand on a soap box and preach whatever they like . Maybe they cant to do any sports or any other activities with their dog due to money or physical needs , but that doenst make it right for them to bash anybody elses choice. Its amazing how many people tuned into this thread.
  5. Well , some people havent been on the boards forever like most of you all. Some people look in the boards for other reasons , like other people who have BC , what sport , if any do they do ? Help with agility issues that come up. Im not looking to change the world .
  6. No , starting out a puppy in agility isnt going to guarantee you anything. But I have done the rescue thing numerous times for agility prospects and have done well. But there is nothing wrong with wanting to start a puppy and being able to do it.
  7. I have a complete set of equipment , both AKC , some UKC stuff too. Old , new , used. And please , running matches in no way takes the place of a real trial atmosphere . If you have a dog like I do , a rescue , with issues you can only dream up , having her take that first step in a real trial ring is a feeling like no other . And to have that same dog run a course and have fun , with all the noises and emotions gone wild , you would understand. I dont expect you do and theres nothing wrong with that. But dont tell me thats not good enough. Maybe its not good enough in your eyes , but it sure feels great knowing all your hard work has changed tyhis frightened BC into a secure , confidnet dog I knew she could be. I was also told by the same people you think you are grouping me together with , that my BC , because of being a rescue , isnt good enough or is a waste of time , that I should go buy myself a good agility dog from one of "those" places. In short , I told them to "bite me" . I will show them what she can do , being a rescue and having issues. I didnt do anything for the glory of it. I have trained a beagle to do agility to the top levels . If you can do that ...well... enough said. I dont have to prove anything. She knows its a competition and gets very excited. She knows when its a match and we can play around. Dont tell me you dont think the BC can tell the difference ?
  8. I think much more of my dogs then I do most people.
  9. Oh boy , how out of controp can one person get with a thread that read I am using my dogs as a EXAMPLE !!!!! I never or ever will have intentions of breeding MY DOGS !!!!!! I personally dont know what you have read or what you havent J . And how you feel about GSD and any other breed is your own opinion. I dont take it personally or even care . I dont plan on changing the world either. But , if YOU can, awesome.
  10. Anybody has a right to breed their dogs . Not everybody may agree with their reasons. You dont have to except it either. Take it up with those breeders ,Im sure this board has a long list of names . Dont take it up with the people who feel for the situation , but have a open opinion about it , take it up with the people who actually do the breeding ! I love those emoticons though
  11. Oh Ok. So if I give you my address and you can send the funds to fly my dogs and I to other venues ouside of my reach ? That would be nice . You can count how many NADAC trials are in home range on one hand . Not enough for us. Maybe a CPE and some UKC , but not nearly as many as AKC . I dont care if TRIPLE A ran a trial , I would participate in it because we love doing agility , not because of who is offering it. I would never condone anything if it was harming a dog , any dog. I was only using my dogs and I as a example to breed. I have no intentions of breeding my dogs at all. And have no intentions of breeding BC in general. Its amazing how fast something said by one person can be turned around ! Now I am a bad breeder who breeds agility dogs to get agility dogs . I can undrstand what you said about being harmful to the breed. I see your point of that. I look at that now differently. But it doesnt make me any worse of a person if I dont breathe fire when someone talks about AKC agility. I dont have the funds to go to flying all over to do USDAA or any other venue. I know there are tons of USDAA trials in California and I wish I could travel there , but one of my main competing dogs wouldnt be able to cope being on a plane so I would never put her on one. Does that make me a better person in light of the fact that I wouldnt never put my dog ona flight just so I didnt have to participate in a AKC agility trial ?Or should I jsut say the heck with it , throw her on a plane , not care if she makes it ok , just so I can fund USDAA instead of AKC ? No , Im going to stay local and enjoy a sport with my dogs , no matter who offrs the trial.
  12. Great , but I own BC not for farming , but to enjoy sports together. The Boards arent only for farmers , its for people who love BC and the activities that you can do with them.
  13. Well , it's a shame we dont agree on this issue. Its a matter of opinion.
  14. I was using my dogs as a expample. I dont plan on breeding any on MY dogs.
  15. No , it doesnt. If the people wanted a good dog for agility that came from two good agility dogs , and they bought one of them instead of your pup , thats completely wrong ? The people dnt want nothing to do with sheep and dont care if their dog ever sees a sheep. Wouldnt you want to keep your pups for someone that works the sheep then do agility ? Thats what I cant understand .
  16. It is sort of afriendly game of dodge ball . I will have to check back about the controversy over the breeding. Just as a example, if I have two dogs that competed in agility and have done exptremely well and I decide to breed them and have another puppy from my two great dogs , that is a problem ? To who ? I wouldnt sell the remaining pups to anybody that I dont know, only to agility folk because I would have a better chance of knowing what kind of life they are going to have. And I may see them at the trials and watch their progress. I dont see anything wrong with that.
  17. The GSD in those shows would literally fall to pieces if asked to do any type of work . Their conformation is horrendous ! Not one of those dogs could tend sheep or scale anything other then a pillow. The BC are shown in the same light. ( some of them ) Im sure can and do work. But to be able to watch and enjoy seeing so many breeds and the different sports , like agility and flyball , freestyle is fun to watch IMO. It doenst mean I support them. As for supporting AKC , that is the only venue ( in my traveling range ) that offers numerous agility trials. And I will continue to trial them unless another venue comes within traveling distance for me. Like I stated before , my dogs and I enjoy it tremendously. You cant make a dog like agility , but when they do , its alot of fun and good exercise for both dog and handler. I wish I had access to sheep more often , and we still might one day. But why should anybody be judged because they do other activities with their Border Collies. I appreciate and admire BC that work , but there are alot of other things these magnificant dogs can do. GSD can do agility too. They are a versatile breed that has been used for a number of activities. I may not like some of them , but I would never judge a person because of what they chose do with their dogs.
  18. It sounds like a hot spot But ,only you know if its vet material , so if it doesnt respond to any of your treatments , which is really a maintainance kind , I would see the vet. Especially if it gets worse. If Poke needs a antibiotic , the quicker he gets them , the better. Im glad you are aware of the spiders. They can cause such terrible pain and worse. Im not trying to diagnose anything , just trying to help you and Mr. Poke . The benedryl will help , has he responded after taking it ? Is he less irritated by the area ? IMO , I would be careful with the benedryl , dont give anymore then 1 tablet at a time unless directed by your vet. I give suppliments to all my dogs as we all do Im sure , but give something that will benefit the skin and hair too. Omega 6 is great for skin and hair. I know there are alot of other suppliments out there, I cant get into them all now , and natural ones too , so look into them. Let us know how Mr. Poke is doing ?
  19. I would give the benedryl and try the goldbond.If its a bite , the benedryl will help too. Shaving the area to let the air get at it is another good idea. I would check his entire butt area for other spots. he may have been trying to get to another area but pulled hair in the closest place to it. Hot spots are notorious for driving dogs literally insane with irritation and they pull out all the hair in and around the infected area for some sort of relief. Its a vicious cycle. If that is indeed what it is and depending how bad , he will need antibiotics obviously . You mentioned that it is kind of moist and oozy ? Is it red and have small yellowish or white spots on it ? That would be a hot spot in full force. Maybe you caught it before it got that bad. Check it out with a magnifing lense if you have one Then you can see if it is indeed a bite. Keeping it dry and letting it get air an see how it goes seems like the way to go for now. If it seems to be spreading I would get him to the vet. Dogs dont get posion ivy like we do , as far as I know. Im not sure about any other plants affecting their skin like you described , but Im not from your area either . Im be interested about the weed in your yard that made his face swell up though. It could be a spider bite. I have bee thru that with one of my husbands Shepherds and it wasnt pretty. So , if you think its possible , please take him to the vet. Especially if it gets REALLY painful , and he wont let you near it at all. His dog almost lost her tail because of it. But by some miracle , she didnt. Do you have poisonous spiders in your area ? Black widows or recluse spiders ?
  20. They will be in my prayers for a safe return...
  21. Boxcar Willie !! LOL I love it ! Your going to use "Bro" for a call name when working Brodie , that made me think about what I would call Yogi ......"YO" is going to sound hilarious !! LOL.... Tippy , tipped ! Thats a really cute one...
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