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  1. I am not experienced with herding, which is why I am asking this as I wish to learn more, I have only seen herding in Hungary once when I went to meet my pups father, so I am not experienced in the style used in Hungary, only from what I observed. But here are vids of my pups father working for reference to what I have seen. __________________________________________________________ Anyway, as a breed Mudi are called the "driving dog" of Hungary, in reference to their herding style. And from what I can tell, Pumi, Puli, and Sinka are also used in a similar manner, as well
  2. I was curious, I never see any rough collies or smooth collies herding, and certainly never hear about them on serious farms. But rough collie owners and enthusiasts say the breed is a brilliant working dog, that they are not supposed to be high drive, but they all are capable of working. What is your experience with the breed working? What about compared to other breeds like aussies, english shepherds, welsh collies, etc? I also hear similar said about the corgi, that they fully capable of working because xxx uses one on their farm, or xxx has AKC herding titles... And I have
  3. Hmm, in the UK at least there are indeed working bearded collies that are not BC crosses. This breeder here: http://www.spanglefish.com/brambledalebeardedcollies/ Has apparently been breeding her own line of bearded collies and never crossed them with border collies. She didn't like the direction the breed was going in so started her own lines, but I don't think her dogs work any sort of animal. I don't think that makes her dogs proper working bearded collies though, but I don't know, I'd rather ask her directly how she breeds for working ability with sheep than judge on her website
  4. I would simply prefer to show the video through PM as a preference, not for a big reason though. I could share it in the topic I suppose... @GentleLake I gave it a search and couldn't see a forum, it would be great if there was one/
  5. Hello, Sorry for the terrible title first off haha... Was wondering if anyone could possibly help me by sharing their opinion and insight on a certain dog (non-bc) based of a short compilation video of the dog working sheep and goats in PM? Sorry if this is a strange question, I don't really need anything indepth, just a brief overlook perhaps? Also sorry for asking a non bc related question on a bc board, but I really couldn't think of anywhere else to ask, though if anyone perhaps knows of a different forum, or someone I could contact then I could ask there instead perhaps.
  6. Do you mean this is strange for a competition in general, or for a well known competition? Sounds like a nice environment Been to some competitions in the uk, but only some more local ones so its interesting to hear about ones abroard
  7. Oh gosh, field bred bassets are wonderful! I don't know if this is what the average working basset is like, but by gosh is this dog actually nice looking <3 I usually dislike the look of basset hounds, but this dog looks amazing <3 Working line Dachshunds are cool too I wish working corgis existed... Id love to see some which looked like this: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v485/Pietoro/Dog%20Breed%20Historical%20Pictures/Welsh%20Corgi/1929_PembrokeCorgi_ch_golden_girl.jpg Of course, there probably are some, but I don't know of any concrete lines which do, or also bre
  8. Yeah, could probably make that one myself easily if I wished I was just showing examples really of different types Ok, sounds like a good idea! I'll give it a go Thanks a lot!
  9. Mostly the performance of the criteria I would say, and a tiny bit of a lack of understanding as well, but that is easily improved. Of course, we got to build things up a bit better, and then slowly add more stimulation there to proof his contacts... I don't know tbh. I currently don't have anything to practice simple contacts on anyway, he knocks everything over, slides off, or breaks it haha, so either way I will have to buy something sturdy for this purpose. Have very little to use in terms of resources in my house currently.
  10. I have a problem with our contacts and need to practice. However, practicing on stools and similar do not seem to work, not only because everything we can practice on is slippery/topples over, but it doesn't translate well to A frames and Dogwalks. I am wondering if anyone knows a good seller of very small contact equipment for practice in limited space? Im thinking something like this may be good, this one may be a little large perhaps... this in half might be fine, but I am worried about it falling over (btw, not my dog, the companies dog lol, found the image off the interne
  11. I guess I forgot to mention its not a BC, but a different herding breed. I guess I shouldn't have asked on a BC forum if it wasn't a BC, which I am sorry about.
  12. Well, Mondioring is probably arguably the most difficult of the protection sports it seems. It also has an emphasis on distractions. French ring is also a protection sport. As for which is more difficult, herding or mondio, I would have no clue. By working, I mean they are from lines designed to do a specific job/activity rather than showing, and need the drive and instinct to perform it. But for herding, the mother is titled in herding (which I know doesn't mean too much), and the father has shown a good amount of natural instinct, but the pairing is not really designed specifically
  13. They are working bred dogs, mandio is Mandioring, and ring refers to French ring. Though the parents of the litter are not overly high drive or hyperactive and are more moderate in these areas, and have a good off switch too. (just mentioning before someone suggests otherwise; im not getting a working Malinois or a dog with that much drive) You have a good point there. I would be planning on getting another dog anyway, even if I wasn't doing agility.
  14. I believe the breeder has got some understanding of the sport due to probably seeing many of the offspring go on to compete in agility and do well, but doesn't practice it herself. However, I think her husband runs a dog which has done very well in agility and has been very successful too. The mother does mondio, and the father does ring. Its not that I don't trust my own judgement, but that I do not know enough about the individual puppies temperaments to make the decision. Its also pretty common for the breeder to choose the puppies and pair them to the individuals they would suit b
  15. Its not me who's selecting the pup from the litter, its the breeder. The idea is they match up the dogs which they think would have the personality that suits the potential owners and their desired activity best. for example: http://www.spritebelgians.com/philos/art4.shtml Of course it won't be the same as this, and obviously a different breeder, breed etc, with different methods, and obviously this is a very analytical way to do this, but I simply mean the the matching of basic traits to different potential owners and sports. The breeder mentioned that they would choose a puppy wh
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