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  1. I received an email from Vicky at Possum Hollow Farm. She referred me to the memorial on their website and said Lanky was the best dog she ever had. That made my smile even bigger. I replied and asked her where I could find the article about him and told her my story. I hope I hear something back. Gail
  2. Thanks Julie. I'll try emailing Vickie again. I'm learning bits here and there. I guess I'm just a typical border collie mom who thinks her girl is awesome. At any rate, it's nice learning more about her background. Gail
  3. Hi Borg Queen She was actually being bred for conformation. Her father is a champion but didn't go beyond that due to a chipped or missing tooth (pretty silly, huh?) Her mother is a grand champion. The kennel she came from is a small kennel with 2 or 3 litters a year. But there are sports dogs in her background (their father or grandfather being Lanky). I'm interested in how good Lanky was. I know he was featured in An article in Stockdog Magazine but it appears that the magazine was short lived and maybe even just getting started when he was in it. Not sure but maybe that's why I can't find much information on it except an ad in 2002. Can a dog have a genetic throwback to be more like a great grandfather than her parents? It's great to hear from someone who actually knew Lanky. Thanks for posting. Gail
  4. I can't find him and I've done multiple searches. Maybe I'm doing something wrong. Thanks for the information on him. That's something I didn't know. Gail
  5. Hello again. I posted on this board several months ago when I was looking for a border collie. I finally rescued a sweet border collie from a nearby shelter. The only problem was, she didn't know she was a border collie. She was very much a couch potato who just wanted to be loved. My daughter fell in love with her and she went to live with her and her family and is one very happy dog. I then started the search again. I couldn't find anybody with a working line puppy so I ended up getting an AKC puppy. Her name is Jazz. Jazz is now 10 months old and to me looks more like she's from working lines. She's tall and lanky and at 9 months weighed 41.5 pounds. She's very smart and very in tune to me. Sometimes I think she can read my mind. She loves to run and would probably become ball obsessed if I wasn't careful. She loves people and other dogs. She wants to play with everything and everybody. She also loves kids. She's such a joy. The breeder sent me the following link: http://www.possumhollowfarms.com/InMemory.htm Lanky was Jazz's great grandfather. He's from Possum Hollow Farms. I can't find the article they mentioned anywhere. I emailed Possum Hollow but have yet to hear back. Has anyone heard of Lanky or know where I can get a copy of the September 2002 issue of Stockdog Magazine? I would love to know more about him. I know Jazz will fill out in the following months and I could be indulging in wishful thinking, but I want to know more about her. Maybe I got lucky. No matter what she's my girl and I'm glad we ended up together. Gail
  6. Pics (if it works) file://localhost/Users/gailherring/Desktop/IMG_0078.jpg file://localhost/Users/gailherring/Desktop/IMG_0079.jpg file://localhost/Users/gailherring/Desktop/IMG_0075.jpg
  7. Thanks for the advice. I've actually saw a little of that come out today. She's still pretty laid back but she barked at joggers going by, got very excited when a friend came by (followed her everywhere for a while, which gave me a little break, lol), actually chewed on her ball for a few minutes, and ran around the house at lightning speed for a minute, although she will not do it outside. She still will not have anything to do with her other toys, not even the flirt stick, but I haven't tried her Kong yet. This is like having a new small child around. She actually slept in her crate last night by her very own choice (door left open) when the day before three superheroes couldn't have gotten her in it. We did have a few episodes of clicker training which included hotdogs for treats. I'll try to post some pics taken today. Gail
  8. Thanks guys. I must have the most laid back BC EVER!!! She just follows me around now untethered. The only time I leash her is outside. She sits still every time. I've not once heard her whimper, growl or bark! She won't even go after a ball! I think she's a hound in border collie clothing. The neighbor sometimes lets their pooch (sorta small, brown short hair) run loose. Well, she was in our back yard today when she went out and there was a stalemate. The other pooch stood very still looking in every direction possible. My pooch stood still but stared at her like a laser. The look was intense and her nose kept twitching. I stood there for a minute just to observe. Just more of the same. When I moved on I got no argument. My baby doesn't act like she has an aggressive bone in her body so I don't know what that stare was about. Any guesses? I mean, it was HER yard, but only for one day! I live in Alabama so I named her Tide. My mother says she thinks of laundry detergent every time she hears her name. I will try to figure out how to post pics as I would love your opinion of her (as far as class). Thanks for the replies. Gail
  9. She's home now and very sweet. She has one brown eye and one blue eye. She's peed and pooed outside every time (I've taken her out frequently) and never even started to in the house. I have her tethered to me. It makes me wonder if she was previously house trained. She almost stopped pulling on a leash as I just stop when she tries. I still couldn't get her to eat the prepared treats so I broke down and gave her very small pieces of hotdog. She about knocked me over to get to them. After using that as training treats for a while she even started eating the other treats. I think she considers me as a "hotdog" machine as she now is glued to me. She's learned to sit whenever I stop walking and looks at me as if to say, "where's the hotdog?" Her only bad problems have been jumping up on people and licking, but now she's just about stopped that, especially with me. So thus far this has been too easy. I've not yet tried a lot of play as her fun toys have not arrived (they'll be here tomorrow). I ordered her a flirt stick, soft frisbee, supportably indestructible balls and, of course, some pull toys. This just all happened so fast. I'm so thankful for all of you who have helped me. I am a happy momma. Gail
  10. Thanks for the replies. As far as walks while at the humane society, I think that happened approximately once a week when volunteers came. Pretty sad life for any dog but better than the alternative I guess. I can use toys for rewards and yesterday bought several. I guess I just preferred the treat method. I hope she was just excited. I've read a lot about Patricia Connell's book, and I'll get a copy. The picture from the link doesn't do her justice. I think she is very pretty. I just couldn't understand why she hadn't been adopted in three months. OK guys, wish me luck. Gail
  11. Hello again guys. I started a topic called "Breeder" around 3 weeks ago and everyone was so helpful. I found a what seemed to be PB BC at a shelter about 59 minutes where I live and went to visit her today. I wasn't expecting much as her pic on PetFinder wasn't very pretty. But I decided to go anyway. She is just beautiful (to me, anyway). When I called earlier I was told she was laid back. That I didn't see. We put her on leash and took her outside. She was pretty excited and jumping up all over us. She was loving though and laid her head on the humane society employee's lap. What concerned me was she would not take a treat from me. So I thought my treats weren't to her liking. But then she wouldn't take a treat from the employeee either, and it was one she is used to eating. I was told she normally ate them. She seemed happy. Could this have been caused by over excitement or stress? All of my training will be based on treats or food reward and, of course, lots of encouragement. I will be using clicker training. One last question. She has been at the shelter for three months. That's a long time. Do you think permanent psychological harm would be possible in that period of time? This is really the last question. Is there any way to tell if she came for a working line or show line? This will not affect me getting her, just want to know. I plan to go back in the am. http://www.pedigree.com/03Adoption/Adopt-A-Dog/Select-A-Dog/dogDetails.aspx?dogid=26937404 Thanks to all and especially everyone who encouraged me to rescue!!!!! Thanks. Gail
  12. On the above post I just copied and pasted the link. I don't know how the video came up like that. I hope I didn't break any rules. Gail
  13. Reading the post about yawning reminded me of a video I watched on you tube recently. kikopup appears to be well respected and I love her obedience training videos on youtube. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MgnLgHFRJu4
  14. Thanks Julie. I guess that really tells the whole story. So sad for the pups. Gail
  15. God bless you, Angie. Poor "Cody" and all the others. He probably didn't know what a jackpot he won once he went from that hell to your home. Thanks for telling me to search for those idiots. Gail
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