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Forum: Breed characteristics and traits September 14th, 2006, 11:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,675
Posted By RDM
Ha ha! I love the excuses conformation people...

Ha ha! I love the excuses conformation people come up with for the things they do to manipulate their dogs' physicality.

Border collies are herding dogs (with a disproportionately higher number...
Forum: Breed characteristics and traits June 1st, 2006, 10:50 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,780
Posted By RDM
Thanks! Remember I said there was no shortage of...

Thanks! Remember I said there was no shortage of dogs to rehome? Well, that's what keeps me off the net these days. I am just too busy to do much chatting. Lots of dogs and they just keep coming...
Forum: Breed characteristics and traits May 31st, 2006, 11:31 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,780
Posted By RDM
I don't understand the question. How can you be...

I don't understand the question. How can you be "for" or "against" purebreds? The question is probably more complicated.

I run a breed rescue. Believe me, there are no shortage of my breed to...
Forum: Breed characteristics and traits September 11th, 2005, 12:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,038
Posted By RDM
Border collies x Labs are generally smooth...

Border collies x Labs are generally smooth coated, because smooth is dominant to rough and labs are always smooth.

Border collies mixed with Goldens are usually black and because black is dominant...
Forum: Breed characteristics and traits January 23rd, 2005, 02:29 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,879
Posted By RDM
There are no health problems associated with the...

There are no health problems associated with the colour of a border collie. There are health issues with certain lines of border collies, namely AKC dogs imported from New Zealand, who are carriers...
Forum: General Forum for cats and dogs May 29th, 2004, 12:32 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,055
Posted By RDM
Or on the sidewalk, or in the alleyway, or...

Or on the sidewalk, or in the alleyway, or virtually everywhere that there are people who aren't fond of dogs...



Huh. A lady wrote me the other day with a tearful tale of her Aussie who ran...
Forum: Dog training - dog behavior April 10th, 2004, 06:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,178
Posted By RDM
Sorry, I will have to top that ;-) Tweed was...

Sorry, I will have to top that ;-)

Tweed was 6 weeks old when I brought him home (he was a rescue) and I worked full time. I didn't have a dog walker either. I babygated him in the kitchen and...
Forum: Breed characteristics and traits March 13th, 2004, 12:01 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,879
Posted By RDM
Well of course, you know a couple border collies...

Well of course, you know a couple border collies and "Superdogs" said they are good pets, therefore my 15 years of experience with the breed and the fact that I run a rescue dedicated to the breed...
Forum: Breed characteristics and traits March 12th, 2004, 09:16 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,879
Posted By RDM
WHOA "Actually,they make great pets. I...

WHOA

"Actually,they make great pets.

I have watched a dog agility group that puts on a show.It's called Superdogs.The majority are Border Collies.They say as long as you keep the breed active...
Forum: Dog training - dog behavior February 21st, 2004, 01:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,466
Posted By RDM
I agree that puppies can be taught not to dig,...

I agree that puppies can be taught not to dig, but I would also like to express frustration with the "you can't keep a dog in 24/7" comment.

I live in an apartment, and have for years. I have...
Forum: General Forum for cats and dogs February 21st, 2004, 12:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,304
Posted By RDM
Sorry to be the voice of dissent

Stanley Coren is really not all he's cracked up to be. I can cite some examples.

Have you seen the show where he is helping the couple whose little dog is scared of baths? His solution was to...
Forum: Breed characteristics and traits February 11th, 2004, 09:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,493
Posted By RDM
Frankly, I don't understand why you want a dog at...

Frankly, I don't understand why you want a dog at all. Sorry to be blunt - but you don't want to have to exercise him (which assumes the fact that you also don't want to have to train him) you don't...
Forum: Breed characteristics and traits February 11th, 2004, 08:49 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 11,889
Posted By RDM
I will never have anything but a border collie. ...

I will never have anything but a border collie. Several, actually.

If it's not a border collie, it's just a dog :)

RDM
Forum: General Forum for cats and dogs January 24th, 2004, 04:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,680
Posted By RDM
Re: Murph's Mom's other half here...

Well, let's put it this way ... I had a ham sandwich for lunch, and I have ZERO urge to bite YOU :) I don't even feel like chasing down a pig.

If you give a dog a carrot, he's not going to become...
Forum: General Forum for cats and dogs January 21st, 2004, 07:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,176
Posted By RDM
My dogs, and all foster dogs, eat a raw diet. ...

My dogs, and all foster dogs, eat a raw diet.

My cats are old and curmudgeonly; they prefer dry food. My male cat eats Go! Natural, but my SO prefers to feed his female cat Iams with the Hairball...
Forum: Breed characteristics and traits January 21st, 2004, 07:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,665
Posted By RDM
Re: Small laborador?

I apologize in advance because this is going to sound facetious, but you DO know that the Labrador IS a breed unto itself, and not a classification of breed types, right? Meaning there aren't...
Forum: Breed characteristics and traits January 16th, 2004, 04:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,269
Posted By RDM
I'm going to have to totally disagree about the...

I'm going to have to totally disagree about the basenji influence, I'm afraid. Having owned a basenji, nothing about that dog says basenji to me at all. I think it looks like a pretty standard...
Forum: Breed characteristics and traits January 15th, 2004, 03:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,399
Posted By RDM
Oh no, none of them are related at all. RD is...

Oh no, none of them are related at all. RD is now almost 7 years old, and was given to me by a breeder who couldn't sell him. Tweed is going to be 4 soon and I adopted him through BCR WA. Piper is...
Forum: Breed characteristics and traits January 15th, 2004, 12:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,399
Posted By RDM
Thanks Carina. Border collies are rather unique...

Thanks Carina. Border collies are rather unique dogs, and I don't pretend to be an expert or an authority, but I have handled dozens of them over the years, so I've learned a little :)

Piper is a...
Forum: Dog training - dog behavior January 15th, 2004, 11:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,329
Posted By RDM
No advice, but a similar story ... My dogs...

No advice, but a similar story ...

My dogs stay in the "dog room" (spare bedroom set up for dogs) during the day while we are at work. My partner gets home a couple of hours before I usually do,...
Forum: Breed characteristics and traits January 14th, 2004, 06:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,399
Posted By RDM
In the AAC a dog cannot compete until she is 18...

In the AAC a dog cannot compete until she is 18 months old. I personally wait until they are 2, because I just don't like doing that kind of high impact activity with growing young dogs. But we do...
Forum: Breed characteristics and traits January 14th, 2004, 04:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,399
Posted By RDM
Piper, the female, is now 14 months old, and a...

Piper, the female, is now 14 months old, and a demon on sheep:

http://www.bcbordercollies.com/happy/images/begin/IMG_0933.jpg

And OMG, we have 24 border collies and mixes in rescue right now. ...
Forum: Breed characteristics and traits January 14th, 2004, 04:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,399
Posted By RDM
I know it's hard to be "hard" on the babies, but...

I know it's hard to be "hard" on the babies, but look at this expression:

http://www.bcbordercollies.com/images/dogs/avail/full/pasco%20puppies/trimjan1.jpg

And tell me that's not a puppy who...
Forum: General Forum for cats and dogs January 14th, 2004, 03:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,984
Posted By RDM
Petite doesn't mean they can't pull. I have a 14...

Petite doesn't mean they can't pull. I have a 14 month old border collie bitch who weighs in at a petite 27 lbs and she can pull like a sled dog. Border collies are very "purposeful" walkers - they...
Forum: General Forum for cats and dogs January 14th, 2004, 02:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,984
Posted By RDM
I would vote for a prong (or pinch) collar over a...

I would vote for a prong (or pinch) collar over a choke chain any day. I even prefer them to Halties and GLs myself, especially for sight-oriented breeds. I have found that GLs make aggressive...
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