Lazhar Posted July 19, 2015 Report Share Posted July 19, 2015 Hi guys, Just thought I could share this long but great interview of Tammie Rogers, owner and dog breeder at DarnFar Ranch. It is published on Breeding Business, the dog breeding online magazine. She talks about the creation of a new line/breed, using border collies as service dogs, and more. What Border Collie lines outside of yours do you find remarkable? I think most well-bred herding-working Border Collies have something to offer in the way of high quality herding work. However, they are not always partnered with the right job or the right handler for one to examine that potential. A dog that is naturally talented at reading and adjusting to flighty sheep may struggle working in chutes with hardened, belligerent ewes and the dogs that can handle cattle may lack the finesse to work ducks. In the years that I offered herding lessons, I often felt that a dog was handicapped by its human as much or more than the human became frustrated with the dog’s working ability. That said, and the fact that often times you cannot breed a dog and get a carbon copy of its parents, I have not really spent much time analyzing “lines.” Seeing a dog working at a trial (or on a farm) is not just a presentation of that dog’s genetic potential, but is also an illustration of the partnership it has forged with its handler and the handler’s skills at training the dog. Trying to assess a “line”, therefore, is quite challenging. Check it out.. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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