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12.25.13 | chickensoup

Posted on 12/25/2013 7:45:41 PM PST by Chickensoup

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This is our dog. When he was three. He is part Boarder Collie, part Aussie and perhaps something else. Great and beautiful dog. Would love another one, same mix and coloring. Have not had any luck finding one. Our boy is getting old and we would love a new pup for him to train. Any one know of people who breed or have such a beauty?

Yes, I know that the shelters have all sorts of wonderful dogs. But this is the kind of dog we are looking for.

Chickensoup!!


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This is our dog. When he was three. He is part Boarder Collie, part Aussie and perhaps something else. Great and beautiful dog. Would love another one, same mix and coloring. Have not had any luck finding one. Our boy is getting old and we would love a new pup for him to train. Any one know of people who breed or have such a beauty?

Chickensoup!!

1 posted on 12/25/2013 7:45:41 PM PST by Chickensoup
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2 posted on 12/25/2013 7:47:22 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: Joe 6-pack

Thank you


3 posted on 12/25/2013 7:48:22 PM PST by Chickensoup (we didn't love freedom enough... Solzhenitsyn.)
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To: Chickensoup

Border Collie my bad!


4 posted on 12/25/2013 7:49:22 PM PST by Chickensoup (we didn't love freedom enough... Solzhenitsyn.)
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To: Chickensoup

I doubt you will be able to find another just like yours. They all have their own personality.

The best dog I ever had was a mutt named “Old Richard”. He was born the same year I was (1947), and he was an amazing dog. An absolute joy to hunt with. He never lied.

I have had a lot of good dogs over the years, actually not a bad one in the bunch but never one who was even close to Old Richard.

Daddy always claimed Richard’s Mother, Fritzy was an even better dog than Richard but I don’t see how that is possible.


5 posted on 12/25/2013 7:54:37 PM PST by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: Chickensoup
How about:

WOODROW -- Woodrow is an 8 month old neutered male Border collie mix

Adoptions

6 posted on 12/25/2013 7:55:17 PM PST by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: Chickensoup

We have an Aussie. We will never get any other breed. They are awesome. Where are you located so you can find one nearby?


7 posted on 12/25/2013 7:55:26 PM PST by US_MilitaryRules (Tastes like Heaven, Burns like Hell! Mmmmmm. What is it?)
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To: Chickensoup

More info:

http://www.nebcr.org/Referrals.html

WOODROW — Woodrow is an 8 month old neutered male Border collie mix. We don’t know much about his background.

He is super friendly and loveable. Woodrow has lots of energy and as a result can get into trouble if he doesn’t have an outlet for it. He was adopted out but came back with in a week because he was just too much for the folks that adopted him.

We have been working with him at the shelter and he is a very willing student! He is eager to learn and do anything. He would make an awesome agility dog! He really needs an experienced home with people who have the time and energy to work with him and be consistent with him. He LOVES other dogs and will play all day if allowed to.

If you are interested in adopting Woodrow, please contact the Animal Protection Center of Southeastern MA at 508-586-2053 or e-mail us at adoptions@apcsm.org


8 posted on 12/25/2013 7:57:06 PM PST by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: Chickensoup

Samoyed mixed rescue dogs are the best and all I will ever own.
They are so very smart. much like Border Collies.


9 posted on 12/25/2013 7:59:15 PM PST by griswold3 (Post-Christian America is living on borrowed moral heritage)
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To: Chickensoup

Many animal shelters are connected. If you are looking for a particular age and type, you might contact a local shelter. If they do not have what you are looking for, they may be able to contact other shelters for possible ‘adoptees’.


10 posted on 12/25/2013 8:03:12 PM PST by TomGuy
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To: yarddog

I am looking for a dog that looks like our guy. I know the personalities are different, but face it, we have a beauty inside and out. Would like another one. Our guy is about 50lbs. True farm dog.


11 posted on 12/25/2013 8:04:30 PM PST by Chickensoup (we didn't love freedom enough... Solzhenitsyn.)
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To: Chickensoup

I would check with an aussie or border collie rescue group. Sometimes they have info on mixes.


12 posted on 12/25/2013 8:04:58 PM PST by aberaussie
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To: Chickensoup

I have had a Border Collie and right now have 2 Aussies.

Great dogs.

My brother had an Aussie/Blue Healer mix and was also a great dog.

Good luck.

There are many Aussie Rescue places out there.


13 posted on 12/25/2013 8:05:23 PM PST by Jayster
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To: US_MilitaryRules
If I ever move to a house with some acreage (not likely at my age) I would love to have a Border Collie.

I have heard they need an exorbitant amount of things to occupy them and are not suited to people that cannot give them tons of activity and play?

14 posted on 12/25/2013 8:05:45 PM PST by doorgunner69
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To: US_MilitaryRules

We are in the Northeast. I have not found another anywhere like him.


15 posted on 12/25/2013 8:06:25 PM PST by Chickensoup (we didn't love freedom enough... Solzhenitsyn.)
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To: Chickensoup
I would check Australian Shepard and Collie rescue groups in your area. There might be a pup near by that needs a home.
16 posted on 12/25/2013 8:08:30 PM PST by Ditter
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To: doorgunner69

He has been a busy boy. Herds everything and makes sure the car makes it into the garage each evening.


17 posted on 12/25/2013 8:08:31 PM PST by Chickensoup (we didn't love freedom enough... Solzhenitsyn.)
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To: Ditter

So far I haven’t seen anything that comes anywhere near him in coloring or length of coat or plain beauty of markings.

Face it, I am shallow.


18 posted on 12/25/2013 8:10:26 PM PST by Chickensoup (we didn't love freedom enough... Solzhenitsyn.)
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To: Chickensoup
It can be a mistake to try to replicate a beloved older dog. They all have personalities and quirks above and beyond breed traits. Even if you were to find an apparent clone from outward appearance, there's no guarantee that the particular drives and behaviors would be the same.

That said, if you like the combination of traits from known breeds, you can start with people who raise those breeds and ask if they're aware of any litters that are an accidental or even deliberate cross. Check the adoption sites, put out word to the no-kill shelters and even the pounds as far as what you're looking for. You'll eventually find it.

19 posted on 12/25/2013 8:11:00 PM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: Chickensoup

Search “English Shepherd for sale”


20 posted on 12/25/2013 8:11:52 PM PST by cornelis
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To: Chickensoup

Mixed breed dogs are hard to find matches for. We have a Border Collie, St Bernard mix and don’t hope to find another like her. We also have a Belgian Sheepdog and a Tri Colored Collie (rough coated) that are very smart dogs and we are very happy with them. Good luck in your search!


21 posted on 12/25/2013 8:12:54 PM PST by MtnClimber (Lets turn back the clock and leave j@ck@ss mccain in vietnam, seemingly his utopia)
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To: cornelis

http://theenglishshepherd.com/picture-gallery-of-pups-for-sale.html

That male looks like our guy. Interesting, not familiar with English Shepard. Looks like our guy all the way. Thank you!


22 posted on 12/25/2013 8:16:19 PM PST by Chickensoup (we didn't love freedom enough... Solzhenitsyn.)
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To: doorgunner69
A bored Border Collie is going to find ways of entertaining himself or herself, and you're not likely to be pleased with the outcome. Don't get one if you can't spend the time with them and don't have the space for them, they need a “job” to do, they can be very intense. They'll start herding you or other people and nipping is one thing they'll use to herd. They'll herd ducks if they're around.
23 posted on 12/25/2013 8:17:16 PM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: RegulatorCountry; Chickensoup

“It can be a mistake to try to replicate a beloved older dog. They all have personalities and quirks above and beyond breed traits. Even if you were to find an apparent clone from outward appearance, there’s no guarantee that the particular drives and behaviors would be the same.’

I totally agree with RG — finding a clone — inside and out — of your beloved dog is probably not very likely.


24 posted on 12/25/2013 8:17:49 PM PST by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: doorgunner69
Well...got my first BC back in maybe 87...She was about a year old...Named her Mattie. She was a classic colored BC...but her ears flopped. Ha!! My..was she a good dog. Used to herd my girls and her friends around the yard. Moved to OK...and had her bred to another classic BC...The first pup she had was totally classic colors...then they started getting more and more white. HA!! Vet told me...that wasn't un-common. In fact she said...some folks like them more white..as they can see them better in the dark while herding up their stock.

Anyway...we kept her first born..Named her Casey. Both great dogs...but never needed too much attention really. They were always content...with what was happening around them.

Had to put Mattie dog down...about 4 years ago...and then Casey a couple years later. Hardest things!!

Have a rescue BC now...and a blue healer. They also don't expect much extra attention...I run them a lot in good weather...but they aren't a problem. IOW's....they aren't that needy IMO.

25 posted on 12/25/2013 8:25:43 PM PST by Osage Orange (I have strong feelings about gun control. If there's a gun around, I want to be controlling it.)
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To: RegulatorCountry

Casey herds chickens. When there is an outlier, he catches it, picks it up in his mouth and brings it back to the flock. They don’t like that very much.


26 posted on 12/25/2013 8:26:31 PM PST by Chickensoup (we didn't love freedom enough... Solzhenitsyn.)
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To: Innovative

I totally agree with RG — finding a clone — inside and out — of your beloved dog is probably not very likely.

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I actually agree. But I like the outside look, like some people like and want poodles, yorkies or german shepards. So I am looking for a particular outside. Then I will find a compatable inside.


27 posted on 12/25/2013 8:28:06 PM PST by Chickensoup (we didn't love freedom enough... Solzhenitsyn.)
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To: US_MilitaryRules
We have an Aussie. We will never get any other breed. They are awesome. Where are you located so you can find one nearby
Be careful what you say. I uttered those same words one day while discussing Aussies with another owner. Within the next 15 minutes we bought a chihuaua on a whim. LOL
28 posted on 12/25/2013 8:35:15 PM PST by rickomatic
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To: Chickensoup

Is he neutered? If you’re determined your best bet to get his temperament and traits in another dog would be to breed him with a similar female.


29 posted on 12/25/2013 8:42:57 PM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: Chickensoup

You can always find a good taxidermist and when he passes you can have him forever.


30 posted on 12/25/2013 8:47:04 PM PST by Ditter
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To: Chickensoup

Go to Petfinder.com, type in your zip code and breed (if there is a particular breed you want), and you’ll find a list of dogs available in shelters and rescues near you.


31 posted on 12/25/2013 8:55:56 PM PST by Pinkbell
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To: Chickensoup

Simply “google” “Border Collie Rescue”...They’re everywhere.


32 posted on 12/25/2013 8:59:43 PM PST by lewislynn (What does the global movement and te Fairtax movement have in common? Disinformation)
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To: RegulatorCountry
A Border Collie is the only breed that we were not able to handle as a family with small children. The herding instinct applied to the kids. Since the pup was a shelter adoption, we were able to find another pup (Black Lab/Golden Retriever mix) that was better suited to the household.

My favorite breed is the Rat Terrier. I have one Rat Terrier now and a Jack Russell/Rat Terrier cross that is just delightful. We also have a Chocolate Lab/Australian Shepherd cross, a Toy Rat Terrier/Chihuahua cross and another "rescue" pup that shares Terrier/Beagle characteristics.

33 posted on 12/25/2013 9:02:25 PM PST by Myrddin
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To: Chickensoup

Go to petfinder.org. Start with your zip and the prominent breed and you will find mixes far and wide starting with close to your location and then going states away. I knew I wanted a mix of one breed and probably another and found a puppy at a rescue about half an hour away. Sure enough, we love her and would take another of the same mix any day! Someone had come from Canada to get one of her sisters in the litter.


34 posted on 12/25/2013 9:08:37 PM PST by conservative cat
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To: US_MilitaryRules

What exactly constitutes an “Aussie”? Cattle dog or shepherd? They are two different dogs.


35 posted on 12/25/2013 9:13:13 PM PST by matthew fuller (Pubbies need to replace Boehner with Gowdy if they want to survive.....)
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To: Ditter; Chickensoup

Good advice.


36 posted on 12/25/2013 9:41:02 PM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: Chickensoup

Hah!

He looks like a punk.

Great idea.

When my Grace started getting old we got her a little brother and she spent the next years training him how to do everything.

Good for you and your lil baby....


37 posted on 12/25/2013 10:00:01 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: Chickensoup

Red or blue heeler. The best, most loyal, long lived in good health breed of dog on the planet. But do not ever expect to exclude them from your activities. They will not leave your side. They try to manage your every move. They know what you are going to think ten minutes before you do.


38 posted on 12/25/2013 11:51:22 PM PST by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: Chickensoup

We had a very similar dog - border collie /Australian cattle dog mix that we had to put down last year at age 14. Best dog we ever had. Incredibly smart and I don’t think as hyper as a pure BC. Our’s looked similar to yours but darker brown. His litter mates were black and white with one other brown and white.

After reading your description and my own experience I’m convinced this is a superior breed. Perhaps someone would be willing to breed them on purpose?

Hope you have some luck finding another one.


39 posted on 12/25/2013 11:56:54 PM PST by BigBobber
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To: Chickensoup

You probably won’t find another dog exactly like him, but a Sheltie would probably have the same general look and temperament.


40 posted on 12/26/2013 1:09:33 AM PST by Mr Ramsbotham (If you liked the website, you'll LOVE the healthcare!)
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To: US_MilitaryRules; Chickensoup

I guess I’m confused by what you mean about the breed “Aussie.” There are Australian Cattle Dogs AKA blue heeler and then there are Australian Shepherds. The first were bred in Australia from 1. Dalmatians,2. an extinct breed - kelpies I think, and 3. dingos. The later were bred in Texas and are born without a tail. I had an early version when I was a kid growing up down there.

It appears from the photo that what you have is an Australian Shepherd.

We have a heeler/border collie mix. A true heeler has a white spot on top of his head and a white tip on his full length tail. They have pricked ears.


41 posted on 12/26/2013 2:17:54 AM PST by Mercat
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To: Chickensoup

I have two Australian Sheppards, both rescued.
Having had one yoou are aware they are very very acive and a lot of folks eiither don’t have the patience or yard to facilitate them.
If you find you can’t find oneplease get in touch and I’ll l get you a number to locate a fine companion.


42 posted on 12/26/2013 3:00:45 AM PST by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) obammy lied and lied and lied)
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To: Chickensoup

This breeder has pups. Born 12/20/2013. Looks like they have two available. Rest are pending. If you do not like one of their pups they may know someone who has more available. I do not know anything about this breeder. I have a Giant Alaskan Malamute, rescued mixed red hound and a Cairn Terrier so I do not know the breed or any breeders personally. Good Luck!


43 posted on 12/26/2013 3:42:51 AM PST by CELTICGAEL (Celt) (Sarah 2016!! "We The People" need you!)
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To: Chickensoup; cornelis
Cornelis beat me to it. Our previous rescue was an English Shepherd, and, dang, I loved that little girl. Beautiful dog, beautiful spirit, all-around good family dog. They are not a well-known breed, although are recognized by the AKC, I believe.

There is a rescue group, National English Shepherd Rescue you could also try. The site explains the breed traits and characteristics. This may be just what you are looking for.

44 posted on 12/26/2013 5:19:20 AM PST by LSAggie
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To: Chickensoup

I don’t think it makes much difference which breed. When you bond with a dog you bond with the individual dog not the breed. Just go to a pound and save a life.


45 posted on 12/26/2013 5:29:41 AM PST by ops33 (Senior Master Sergeant, USAF (Retired))
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To: Chickensoup

We got our border collie from this VA breeder, and she has been a wonderful dog
http://www.peachykeenbc.com/

the breeder recommended our pup based on her temperament being the type of dog we were looking for (middle of the pack, not not a hyper dominant dog) , and we have been very pleased

PeachyKeen has border colors like reds, blues and lilacs who look like your boy

or look for BC breeders who have reds (or maybe lilacs) , seems like closest color to your boy


46 posted on 12/26/2013 6:40:45 AM PST by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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To: doorgunner69

all you need is a park nearby to run and play frisbee.

BC’s need a “job”, one job they enjoy is learning to be disc doggies


47 posted on 12/26/2013 6:42:34 AM PST by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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To: RegulatorCountry

Is he neutered? If you’re determined your best bet to get his temperament and traits in another dog would be to breed him with a similar female.

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Unfortunately most good dogs are neutered these days.


48 posted on 12/26/2013 6:48:44 AM PST by Chickensoup (we didn't love freedom enough... Solzhenitsyn.)
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To: Ditter

You can always find a good taxidermist and when he passes you can have him forever.

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Yuck!


49 posted on 12/26/2013 6:49:10 AM PST by Chickensoup (we didn't love freedom enough... Solzhenitsyn.)
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To: BigBobber

Then you understand, warm, intelligent, loving and always helps you park the car. Aussie trait: circles and leads instead of pushing from behind.


50 posted on 12/26/2013 6:51:27 AM PST by Chickensoup (we didn't love freedom enough... Solzhenitsyn.)
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