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  1. Belated thank you for the additional suggestion. I will also try contacting Amanda Milliken to see if she may have recommendations (hopefully she is not overrun with inquiries). I will be resuming my search for a Border Collie companion shortly, hoping to find some appropriate leads. Thanks again all for your thoughts and assistance.
  2. Thanks very much all for the additional suggestions. I'm not on Facebook, but will try to find contact information for those individuals. I'm in southern Ontario, so unfortunately am a long distance from any western breeders. But if those contacts should have any suggestions or recommendations that would also be helpful.
  3. Thank you all for your responses. I have tried a number of those contacts, including the Ontario Border Collie Club, without success so far.
  4. Hi. I'm a newish member of the board. I'm looking for a puppy or young border collie to add to my household. I'm looking for an active companion dog, and one that could get along with another dog (likely another herding breed or mix) as I'd like to add a second dog eventually. I'm considering the option of buying a puppy from a reputable breeder of working stock Border Collies. However I don't have any contacts in the working or competitive BC world (previously I have had Shelties so I would be a first time BC owner). I'm in Ontario, but would travel (when possible given current circumstances) for an appropriate puppy from a reputable breeder who raises healthy working stock dogs, and who may have puppies or young dogs available to go to active companion homes from time to time. (If I find a dog, I'd also be seeking local obedience training / activity recommendations). Might anyone have breeder recommendations, or any search suggestions or leads? Many thanks.
  5. Thanks for your replies. In terms of breeders, preferably I would stay closer to home and in Canada. I might consider travel in future, although it is not realistic at the moment.
  6. Thanks for the replies, I appreciate the information. In answer to your suggestion I have the "Read this First" post as part of my lurking. Regarding rescue, I have checked local rescue websites from time to time over the last while, and in my experience not found many dogs up for adoption during that time. However, as I indicated I haven't ruled out this option and will keep looking into this as a possibility, as you suggest. Glad you have had good experiences with this (cute picture). (Interesting info, I recall the James Herriot books) Nonetheless, I'm very interested in looking into good breeder options at the same time, which are a bit harder to identify, hence why I'm seeking recommendations and advice in this respect. Have no fear I would attempt to adopt two puppies at once. It's always been my intention that I would only consider a second dog once the first was mature enough and trained and settled. I'd also have to assess the first dog's character in order to consider what type of other dog might be compatible. Best regards
  7. Hello! I’m a newish member of the board, interested in adopting a border collie puppy. I’ve been lurking for a while reading up on information available on these forums. It’s been a while since I’ve had a dog, and I’ve really missed having a canine family member. I’m now in a position where I’m able to consider getting another dog (perhaps eventually two), and am starting a more active search. I’m hoping to adopt a border collie as an active companion. Temperament and health are priorities. Ideally I would like to adopt in the next year or two, but am willing to wait for a caring and responsible breeder and a great, appropriate companion pup. There are a number of recommendations to attend local trials to speak to border collie breeders and enthusiasts, and I was hoping to be able to do so this summer. However since most or all of these events in my area are not proceeding due to current circumstances, it appears I won’t have the opportunity this year. I’m hoping you can help me with some recommendations of reputable breeders or knowledgeable people to speak with who might be able to point me in the right direction. I am in Ontario, Canada (city but large fenced yard and access to open lakefront property in summer), but willing to travel within a reasonable geographical area for a good breeder. In addition to other attributes of a responsible breeder, ideally it would be someone who could offer ongoing advice such as recommending good obedience or other appropriate training classes. I haven’t ruled out rescue, but it appears that few young dogs actually come up for adoption in rescue in my area. I am interested in any event in options for getting a pup from a reputable breeder (there are some breeder names I have seen recommended in other threads, but many of these are from several years ago and it would be helpful to get current / additional recommendations). Any recommendations or leads appreciated. Thank you in advance!
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