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  1. Hey D'Elle, Thanks for your reply on this, really appreciate it I do feel discouraged, am speaking to the bc rescue I helped set up later today, as she is obviously keen for me to rescue as well. How long were you looking for yours? For me it's been 6 - 7 months, is that normal, short, long? I am not restricting myself to area either am looking all over the UK, as I am happy to travel. I have been in touch with 3 more places (more sheep dog farmers)... BUT they also do failed sheep dogs, which I am quite interested in. I would be an active dog, that could fit in and I could have years left wi
  2. Lovely dogs Susie. Yes I think I do use them interchangeable, although Harry my first boy was more curly, and Olls was more long straight. x
  3. Hello Alligande I LOVE this story - thank you for sharing. I love long hair tri males, had 2 so far. Since my boy passed I have been looking at rescue and ISDS pups as well. Are you in the UK? I have recently passed on an ISDS well bred pup. SO the search continues. xx
  4. So sorry to hear that, and must have been so hard and heart breaking to deal with. I will take this on board. Thank you for sharing. xx
  5. I am just really struggling to find a rescue to work with my situation of working away from home and wanting to take the dog with me to work. I have seen perhaps 10 collies I like but they either have “can not be placed with young children” or “must be the only pet” having a 5yo niece and visiting dogs and other visiting children I can’t seem to get a match.... any help or suggestions would be great xx
  6. Hello D’Elle I would love to get a rescue and have been looking for over 6 months plus now, due to working away from home and wanting to take the dog with me to work, most rescues in the UK will not accept me. Most of the rescue dogs I have seen can also can not be placed with children or other pets, I have a niece 5yo and visiting dogs, I am struggling to find a rescue match. Any suggestions to solve this would be great? xx
  7. beachdoz, I guess it is preference the coats, and yes agreed about groomers, I love brushing my long coat boy, and running hand through his coat, I guess I find it relaxing and bonding. But agreed groomers god you can hand them over and they take care of it. They look lovely from the photo btw xx
  8. Ruth and Gibbs, I loved hearing about yours, and same, they are the best breed for sure. I grew up with Harry (family dog) from about 13, and I had Ollie (my dog) from say 24 ish, god I miss him so much. He worked less in his older years, was more a couch potato, but when he was younger there was class, training, longer walks. I can’t imagine not having one in my life. sounds like your Shonie was lucky to have you ❤️. Thank you so much for your thoughts, really needed and appreciated thank you. When I find him I will post pictures in the gallery ❤️ Harry is my boy in my prof
  9. Ruth & Gibbs, oh my heart they sound lovely, bless them. I have been looking for a rescue for the past 6 months after my soul bc passed in my arms from a short illness. Rescue was my first choice, I worked for and helped set up a bc rescue in the UK. I have been struggling to find a rescue that would fit with me. It is harder in the Uk as you have to fill certain requirements, and for me my next bc would come to work with me (something a rescue would not agree with) I also have a niece 5yo, and see my brother and his dog regularly, so the next bc would have to fit with that, I so far have
  10. We must both be bad, as I had to make a post about deleting it and following it okay, well it is stuck there now! I can edit but can not delete! Sorry! xx
  11. Irish Collie: She is lovely. I love a long hair tri. D'Elle, how do you gauge the "personality of the dog and compatibility" if looking at puppies? (asking for advice) I bet it does get hot in Tucson. Here in the Uk, no worries about that! I can see how the sorter coats would be better for the heat. Mark, good advice also. Never seemed to have that problem, but I can certainly see why that is a pain. Ruth & Gibbs, how would you check for 'socially outgoing'? My boy loved strangers, had to do a lot of training with him to stay calm, but in his older age he was brilliant wit
  12. Hello GentleLake, How are you? Good I hope! Okay got this now, thank you. I did the //Following// thing as it meant I could check the box on my comment! But seeing your advice and now checking it works, I know how to do this properly, shall I delete my //Following// comments? So sorry if I messed it up, I can delete? xx
  13. Hey Gang! Just wondering what people preferences are with coats, I know this is really personal person-to-person, or some might not care, just a generally wondering, what people like and why? For me, we had two tri boys, one long rough coat and one medium long coat. I guess tri colour boys with long or rough coats would be my preference as that is what we have known. I also like running my hands through the long coat
  14. Nope! That was not it, Okay so I can follow posts I make with the button at the bottom... How can I follow other posts I am interested in please? Thank you
  15. Hello Guys! How do I follow a topic in the boards so it will save to my 'followed content' so I can read things later? I can not seem to see a 'follow topic' button... Thanks. x
  16. Hello Lawgirl, Okay good to know about the photo area, thank you. I sure will post some piccys there either way, would be nice to look back on for sure. I might even post my boy that passed as a momento. I also like the idea of looking back. I will have a peek through what is there now. x alligande, lovely to meet you also yes this is what we have found with most rescues, the big ones and the small ones, soon as you say 'I work' and even 'I take the dog away with me to work' they are not sure on you and the answer is a no. Even being a founding member of a BC rescue here, I have found
  17. Hello Lawgirl, nice to meet you Yes six months of looking pre lockdown, not sure if I am looking wrong, or not looking in the right place etc, I saw a couple on Gumtree here (Uk) but same story, can not live with small children etc, I sadly can not take a dog when it says that as it will be around my niece. I am still up for waiting to see if one comes along, just Meg had puppies and the timing seems right. Of course I will be doing all the checks I can, as you mentioned above, thank you for that as well. I have spoken to the Sue, Meg's human mother, and I will now ask her for details of
  18. Hello D'Elle and gcv-border (nice to meet you) I am on board with the rescue thing, that was my first intension of course, I have been looking 6 months now and just disheartened, I started on the verified rescue sites (RSPCA, Dogs Trust, I am in the UK), but as I work away from home and the dog would be coming with me to work a lot of the rescues would not take me as an adopter, also a lot of the dogs could not be homed with young children or other pets or had to be the only dog, in all those cases I could not help either, as I have a 5yo niece and people bring their dogs and children in
  19. Hello D'Elle, Thank you so much for your detailed reply. Yes it was on these boards I did see about 'show collies' and it was a lady in our village that recommended me getting one, which I did think was odd as I have no intension of showing one or getting one. I think as she shows and that was her advice, but like you say I am not keen. I also read on here a lot of good dogs come from stock breeders, as in, collies bread for work, which I liked as well. My two boys were 'farm' dogs from puppy and both had lovely temperaments. One grew up with us as children and the other I trained for fou
  20. If this is not in the right place please can admin remove or move, sorry I am new! Also 'hello' Hello everyone I am hoping you can help with advice please. I lost my bc boy last November to a short illness (IMHA) it was awful (broke my heart), he passed peacefully in my arms, he was 12. Before that we had a family bc that grew up with us as children, so I have been around 2 bc’s and owned one, both from pups. I believe both farm dogs. I did a lot of training with Olls my boy, classes and tricks over about 4 years of classes. I have been looking at rescue on and off since my boy
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