I take Gregor with me EVERYWHERE! and you would not believe the number of times I have had a mother with 2-3 kids come up to me and say "Ohhhh we want a Border Collie! their so smart and cute". I usually end up talking them out of getting a BC with, "They are extremely smart which means you need to spend a lot of time keeping them active both mentally and physically, if you don't have the time they will destroy your house. And they are only as smart as the trainer which takes time and patience" If they still keep saying "oh hes so cute" I mention how much he sheds this is where most working mothers clue in that they really don't have enough time if they can't even fathom vacuuming once a day.
I usually always try to steer people away from BC's when they ask about mine or say they are thinking of getting one. Definitely not the dog for just anyone. It tugs at my heart strings every time I see a BC that is no longer wanted by their family. ;(
is there anyway to find out what happened to the dog?
Geesh I just increased the size on the poor guys ad. What the heck were they doing with him letting him sit around all day that he plays too rough and eats rabbits. I wish there was a way I could help him out. Keller is still a pup, I have the kids, and two cats. I think it would be too much for him and me to try and balance him out. I would love a go at him. I can take him to so many classes with plenty of help from you guys and other dog club members. Wausau is not that far. I wonder if the midwest border collie has the phone number? The post I saw on Craigslist said they tried to text them? Maybe we should contact them with the phone no.? They could check in and take the dog for sure if he is still there?
EddieJoe being so smart is a double edge sword for these guys. It makes them easily trained and used for t.v. and photo shoots as they need the dog to respond well and quickly in a hectic distracting setting.... so these guys are one of the ideals for the job. The down side is they are exposed lots to people who do not necessarily research their ideal breed match or anything at all they just know they want a puppy. They buy the dog like a loaf of bread this will work for sandwiches bread is bread. This dog will work a dog is a dog and look! So CUTE.!!! /doh
Yep! Me too!! Forty years ago in the UK you hardly saw border collies in pet homes, now they are everywhere you look and constitute at least 10% of all available dogs in shelters and rescues!!!!! It does make me cry.......and for the life of me I just DO NOT understand why so many people don't do proper research before choosing one of these amazing dogs as part of their family. It's cruel!!!! /banghead