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  1. I don't know about Border Collies in particular, but in most other breeds reputable breeders that I know have retired their females from breeding before age 9.
  2. Olivia. I theory(sp) you are correct. But as you know it is still a "crap shoot". You may or may not get merles and/or reds. Just depends on what genes the pups get. But with that cross you COULD get red and blue merle as well as solid red and black.
  3. No. Even when breeding 2 merles together, you have a 25% chance of getting pups that are non merle . 25% chance of homozygous merle (2 merle genes) 50% chance heterozygous merle (1 merle gene) 25% non merle. (no merle genes) The about is of course assuming that neither parent is homozygous merle. If one parent IS homozygous, then you have no chance of a non merle.
  4. Just an update. Today Dash weighed 25.5lbs. He will be 17 weeks on Saturday.
  5. Yes. From the highest point of the shoulder blades to the ground.
  6. Thanks for the reply. Dash weighed 13.5 lbs 4 weeks ago. So he gained 4 lbs in 3 weeks. (Since his last "weigh in" was last week.) He was also on the "chunky" side when I got him. But is now lean and "racey looking".
  7. I know that there can be a HUGE variation in size with puppies AND adults. I'm just curious as to the size that other folks puppies are/were at the 3 months? Dash is 14 weeks old today and is just a hair under 16 inches tall. A week ago (at 13 weeks obviously ) he weighed 17.5 lbs.
  8. If you are talking about the collars that go with an underground fence, I have heard that with breeds that have a heavy coat (like Samoyeds and Siberians) that you need to shave their neck where the collar is so that they can get elecirical current into the skin. Other wise, they are useless because they can't even feel the shock. I have known more folks that have had these "containment" systems fail than have had them work.
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