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About SS Cressa

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  • Birthday 02/11/1986

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    Erie, PA
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    Dog agility, trick training, hiking, biking, camping, herding

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  1. Thanks you all for the birthday wishes. Today was definitely a good day for her. Love the pure joy on her face when she realizes we went to the beach. I think her eye sight might be starting to go but she currently can see on sunny days. I had her in a back on track to hopefully keep her muscles warm. She also was dragging a leash since she is deaf and can make bad choices sometimes so it’s just safer leaving the leash on her.
  2. We have been herding for about 6 months now. The closest herding place is about 2.5-3 hours drive one way so we get out there about 1 weekend a month. We currently go to two trainers each day (someone in the morning, and another in the afternoon). It’s interesting that they both have different ways to presents the same information. So far I find it helpful. Altogether since we started he has been on sheep for 22 days. Val is 8 years old so we will see how much we can learn. He seems to have a better grasp then me. We are hoping to get into an ASCA trial in July. These pictures were taken
  3. Awww congratulations!!!! Can wait to hear of her adventures
  4. You just described what Mudi seem to be! My sister has 2 Mudi x Border collie mix’s and both parents are supposed to be awesome herding dogs so I was looking up Mudi herding and was shocked it was considered herding. Just curious since I’m a city person. Is farm dog supposed to do all of the above or is that what city/non working people believe farm dogs should be? sorry i know I’m late to the thread. *edit to clarify working meaning herding
  5. Cressa turn 16!!!!! She has started getting spunky again.
  6. Cressa will be 16 years old in a little over a month. Nothing much has change. She sleeps a lot but wants to be included on all outings, and walks. She struggles to go longer than 40 minutes. 30 minutes is preferred. She eats whatever she wants. Typically I will offer her homemade meal, but sometimes she want dry food or raw food or whatever I’m eating. Sometimes she snubs breakfast and or dinner but she will typically eat at some point during the day. She has been really good about going up and downstairs typical right before bed she wants to be carried upstairs. Her blood work
  7. I know purina does a lot of research on their food. I’m curious to know if it does seem to help them.
  8. That was adorable! Thanks for sharing!
  9. Thank you so much for your answer! I think that is what I read before <3 didn’t realize it was about 5% of border collies were affected. Is there any rule of thumbs about looking at pedigree? My current rule I look at the parents, grandparents, and great grandparents. If their are multiple seizures on both sides of the pedigree closely related(cousins, Aunts/Uncle to a potential cross I pass on a pup. Is it wrong to assume a pup with multiple 1st cousins/aunts/uncles on their paternal and maternal side would have a higher chance for seizures?
  10. How common IS epilepsy in working bred border collie? I know I read somewhere it’s about 2% of the breed but I don’t know if that is accurate. I was looking at border collies pedigree recently and there are a LOT of dogs closely related to dogs with seizures. (1-2nd Cousins, Aunts/Uncle, father/mother, grandfather/grandmother) just curious does anyone know of a line that is truly seizure free or not possible since all border collies can be traced to a popular dog? Is there a rule of thumb about seizures when looking at parents pedigree? *I do realized the epilepsy database is only
  11. Sorry I know late to the thread by 8 years. Has there been any updates about genes or genetic testing for epilepsy?
  12. Do you feed her multiple times a day? Not much help. Cressa my senior I sometimes struggle getting her to eat. She is on homemade food. Sometimes she wants it warm up. Sometimes she doesn’t. If she is going to snub it. It seems to happen most often in the morning. Those day I try to give her a lunch or a bigger lunch. Somedays she doesn’t want homemade food and will beg for dry dog. She used to love bone broth but now she snubs it. Lately she will only eat if I place it on a plate not in her bowl. I guess not much help but I feel your struggle.
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