I up until recently had 2 border collies, i recently lost my soul mate of 15.5 years, and am looking to offer a great home and create a new relationship with a new fur.
We live a very active dog life. Everything we do is for the dogs, i even set up my living room to accommodate my special girly. We are an agility family, and i have A LOT of referances that will provide you comfort that your pup would go to the best home you could hope for.
I have loved, studied, and centered my life around this breed. Im very aware that they need both mental and physical stimulation, i teach and play all kinds of games, hide and seek, object recognition, amoung others.
Im looking for a sweet dog/companion that will see me as its person but social enough to get along in a pack in personality. Focussed, eager, driven when working, and loving when not. Speed but not off the walls is a bonus :0) I prefer stock/working lines as i believe the lines are much cleaner/less issues. I steer clear of conformation bred. I believe brains before beauty for this breed. My only cosmetic preferance is black and white rough coat. Or black and white medium coat. Due to our damp climate and sometimes cold (not as cold as where you are but still cold) i dont want smooth coat. I prefer a girl as ive never owned a boy, but would take a boy if it fits what im looking for. I do have two children and another border collie. My other border is a 5 year old fixed female adopted at 14 weeks from the spca. My old girl i recently lost i owned from 2 weeks old and was from David Murdoch // Keam farm - she was the last litter from keam kimmy x keam kedo. My children are raised with and respect the breed and are taught to respect the dogs comfort bubble. In my house the dogs always come first.
I have a very very close relationship with my vet, and frequently take my dogs in to ensure they are well and nip any issues that arrise immediately before it becomes a serious problem. I also have pet insurance to ensure that if somthing happens financially that i have coverage for them so they are always looked after. i feed my dogs only healthy good quality foods, i dont do grocery store or pet store poor quality foods. Its vet brand high quality always.
I really hope that you can help me find a new fur friend iether by recomendations to a breeder or through yourself. And i like to keep in touch / maintain a relationship with my breeder. My last breeder ive kept in touch with since i met them almost 16 years ago, however they moved and no longer breed. Im currently not working and wont be for min 6mo (hopefully longer deoending how my husbands business continues to grow) so i dont want to wait a year or more so i have time to raise and work with the new addition.
I have reached out to a few other breeders, only because im fresh on the market and am not sure whom is breeding and when puppies are due etc.
Any help to find pups on the ground is appreciated. I live in south west BC Canada.
Thank you in advance!