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Old 05-14-2020, 09:26 PM
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Me and my daughter have narrowed our dog choices down to a Border Collie. We live in the country and have plenty of space. She is amazing at training dogs, so we don't need the lecture that a Border Collie is not right for us! We know it is. Problem is we can't find one. Our location is Central NC, but not afraid to make the trip a few states away if we can find one. Can anyone on THT help us?
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Originally Posted by CORALREEFER View Post
Me and my daughter have narrowed our dog choices down to a Border Collie. We live in the country and have plenty of space. She is amazing at training dogs, so we don't need the lecture that a Border Collie is not right for us! We know it is. Problem is we can't find one. Our location is Central NC, but not afraid to make the trip a few states away if we can find one. Can anyone on THT help us?
Google some of the "agility trials" trainers/kennels in your area and I will bet they can hook you up with a breeder. Might even see if you can get your daughter a job where she could get some serious mentoring. I use to know a woman who competed nationally with Border Collies and from what I gathered a number of the good breeders tended to shy away from "advertising".
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This place ic pretty close to my farm in central NC. Not sure if they are still breeding dogs or not.
Quicksilver Canine ? We do dog stuff.
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We got one recently. Several breeders in PA, Most are on Facebook and post when they get more pups.
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https://cbcr.org/. Rescue one that needs room to run and an amazing trainer.
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I had a border collie many years ago. Smartest dog I ever had. Her name was Dixie, the little rebel!

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Hope you have plenty of energy cause this dog will run you into the ground. I have a friend who had a border collie named Latham. Smartest dog I ever saw. His vocabulary and understanding ability was incredible. Latham lived to be almost 19 years old. This dog will keep you on your toes because he will be at least 2 steps ahead of you.
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Yes, they have to have a "job". Had a friend whose BC's substituted for a fence on a horse farm. Ours was a frisbee catcher - a couple of hours a day.

Tried to herd our cats and got frustrated as hell when they ignored him.
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Skyview Farm near Richmond VA. I bought my Anatolian Shepherd there but they also breed BC’s. Owner is very reputable and she cares about her dogs. Up until the day my Anatolian died I could reach out to her for help and advice. If you cannot care for your dog she will take it back, she’s that passionate about her pups and protection of the breed reputation.

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Be careful what you wish for! Lucy came from upstate New York but I would suggest googling "border collie rescue" in your area.












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You can go full lassie.



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There is a bonded pair available from Martin County Florida Humane Society. Owner is terminally ill and they need a new home.

also try mid-Atlantic border collie rescue.

great dogs.
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I would not recommend the rescue in NC as the owners are not the best to deal with....where are you located as I might know of a black and white female near Salisbury.
I have had 8 collies over the years but I always import mine in from Scotland or the UK their are lots of things to look for before you buy.....you must give them a job and its an everyday thing. Maggie and I keep the geese off several golf courses to play for free......let me know and will pm the lady's number with the Black and white female long hair , rough coat, yoda ears only a few tics on her from legs....
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Look at phoenix rising border collie rescue also. My first BC Ethel (now with my ex wife) was a humane society rescue at about 6mo old and just a great, great dog. My next one I will get at 6-12mo old so that I have an idea about demeanor and energy. With labs they all have similar dispositions and energy levels but border collies are so variable.
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Great dogs, we adopted ours off of Craigslist from a family that didn’t like her herding their small children.



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Beautiful pictures of a very special breed.
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I would not recommend the rescue in NC as the owners are not the best to deal with....where are you located as I might know of a black and white female near Salisbury.
I have had 8 collies over the years but I always import mine in from Scotland or the UK their are lots of things to look for before you buy.....you must give them a job and its an everyday thing. Maggie and I keep the geese off several golf courses to play for free......let me know and will pm the lady's number with the Black and white female long hair , rough coat, yoda ears only a few tics on her from legs....
im located in Norwood on Lake Tillery.
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Pm me your number dogs are on a farm near cleveland nc
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You need to be sure. We have a 3 year old Idaho shaggy, a border / airdale mix.
He makes a lab look like a couch potato.

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