DeltaBluez Tess Posted July 18, 2004 Report Share Posted July 18, 2004 I had an interesting question posed to me the other day from one of my students. We were actually talking about ASCA and the issues they have with the "working Aussies vs the Aussies who work very similar to a Border Collie".....it's a real hot topic with them..... BUT.... we started to talk about show vs working dogs and we wandered on to the subject of Show Border Collies and herding ability. the student asked..."What if....say you got a top Open dog that had placed in big name trials...maybe not winning in them but placed well and also placed in local trials so this dog was somewhat known.....and then this owner sold this dog to a person who then registered them with AKC....and then began to show the dog. This dog then placed well and got the points for Championship.....so now you have an owner who can claim the dog is from working lines, placed well at Open trial and now has his/her Championship." Kinda defeats the purpose of people saying an AKC Border Collie can not herd....... hum........ we looked at my pack of Border Collies and admitted...they sure are butt ugly.... but sure can herd!!! Diane Pagel www.deltabluez.net Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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