Root Beer Posted January 18, 2014 Report Share Posted January 18, 2014 Well, here goes. Although this may seem very soon, my husband and I have pretty much decided that we would like to bring another Border Collie puppy into our household. I would love to support a good working breeder, and would very much welcome any references for good breeders in the Pennsylvania/Maryland area. I am willing to travel a goodly distance beyond that, but it is my preference not to have a puppy shipped, so the mid-Atlantic or northeast region would be best. I do need to find a breeder who is supportive of selling to a sport home, as this will be a performance dog. I'll jump in with this now because I know how these conversations are apt to go - to those who will suggest rescue: whatever you are going to say - I know and I live it. I currently have three rescues, two of whom are active performance dogs, one exceptionally talented, and I love them to pieces, appreciate the heck out of them, and will absolutely turn to rescue in the future. I am a huge supporter of rescue, and will always rescue the vast majority of my dogs. But this time around we do want to raise a Border Collie puppy of known origin, so unless anyone hears of a specific puppy in rescue (under 4 months at the very least, preferably under 3 months) with known parentage, that is just not what we are looking to do this time. Private replies would be welcomed. We are not looking for someone with puppies right this minute, but I am interested in talking to any breeders who might be willing to speak with us. Thank you in advance for any recommendations. Again, I know this is soon, but remember, our Maddie has been gone for over two years, so in a way looking to bring a new dog into our household isn't as sudden as all that. I've been thinking about it for quite some time. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
Join the conversation
You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.