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Thanks for taking the time to review my board. I am in the very early stages of starting my own breeding program. I have researched border collies extensively and have looked at multiple breeders from mainly herding lines. I have researched some from performance lines and I have come across Lock-Eye Border Collies on a few of the pedigrees. Does anyone have experience with this breeder? I contacted her asking what sports/activities she did with her current breeding stock and have had no response. In my opinion in order to better the border collie it is important to WORK that dog. She seems to breed for color instead of ability and she breeds large amounts of dogs. I've also noticed that when I contacted her she has a waiting list arranged by 'color' people want versus what traits/goals they want to accomplish with the dog. Just curious on the feedback, good and bad. Thank you in advance for your time.
So, I have been around bloating about my "soon" to be created, n brought into my life, border pup. And responses have been quite scary. Actually the opposite of the congrats I expect to hear. So my question(s) is to all who cares to help ease my mind, (or the opposite, if I am honestly biting more than I can chew). Whats life with your border? How much "time" does your border truly require from you? (yeah I know, the annoying, repetitive, unanswerable question of how many hours and miles does one need to run a border a day) Are borders truly unreasonable for anybody other than farm owners who work from home with livestock? What makes a decent potential border owner in your mind? Why am I hearing all this stuff from these performance people? (typically ones that don't own borders, that's what gets me) about how they cant handle any stress or changes in schedule, or they cant deal with a bit of alone time? If I describe my current life... do you think you could either pat me on the back with some reassurance, or shut out the idea of ever bringing home that pup.. ??? Thanks. The most horrible outcome of all this would be if I took a good pup and ruined him.