Crawford Dogs Posted July 4, 2012 Report Share Posted July 4, 2012 It's that time of year again, when people are reminded to keep their dogs inside to prevent them running away when they're frightened by fireworks. I had a sound-sensitive Border Collie once and although she's gone now her littermate stays at my house often. And you guessed it, she's terrified of thunder, fireworks, and PA-systems just like my girl was. I also know of several more dogs closely related to them that are also sound sensitive. So, is this a genetic issue? Luckily, my current Border Collies don't seem bothered by storms or fireworks. Rose (rescue) just twitches and goes back to snooze-land. Loki, my youngster, always thinks someone is at the front door knocking. AFter I open the front door so he can see no one is outside he gives me a confused look, finds a toy, and entertains himself while ignoring the weird sounds. After years of trying to trial a Border Collie that can't be shown when there are storms, if a announcement system is used, loud vehicles in the area, etc. it's quite nice to have dogs that simply don't care. One day I will add another dog to my household and I'd like to make sure that I get a dog without this tendency. So, does anyone know if there are certain lines more prone to this? Has anyone seen a genetic tendency for it? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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