Free BC in WI. Needs home ASAP
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I have said this before but part of the problem is that you see BCs everywhere now. Have you noticed that? Dog food bags, Commercials on TV, Tags on dog toys etc etc. It drives me nuts that they are using them for so much marketing lately. This is part of the reason that the wrong type of people for BCs are ending up getting them and then dumping them when they realize they are not just going to be quiet and go lay down Grrrrr.. Pet peeve for me Swearing-smiley
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EddieJoe,'index.php?page=Thread&postID=163976#post163976 Wrote:I have said this before but part of the problem is that you see BCs everywhere now. Have you noticed that? Dog food bags, Commercials on TV, Tags on dog toys etc etc. It drives me nuts that they are using them for so much marketing lately. This is part of the reason that the wrong type of people for BCs are ending up getting them and then dumping them when they realize they are not just going to be quiet and go lay down Grrrrr.. Pet peeve for me Swearing-smiley
So how do you really feel about this? Come on, don't be shy... /bacon
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#13
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.
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#14
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. ;(
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#15
is there anyway to find out what happened to the dog?
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StellarKeller,'index.php?page=Thread&postID=164015#post164015 Wrote:is there anyway to find out what happened to the dog?

The phone number is n the bottom of the ad? I can't think of any other way to find out other than calling..
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#17
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?
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#18
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
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#19
It breaks my heart that so many people get a cute little border collie puppy cos yes well they are cute but do not realise the physical and mental stamina they posess. A BC is not a back yard ornament (nor is any dog for that matter!!) Browsing SA dog rescue website the other day and there was a beautiful 10 month old BC on there (Alfies age) to make it worse his name was..Alfie. I've noticed its a common trend from herding breeds BC, kelpies, aussie cattle dogs to pop up on the rescue sites at this age. It seems family thought they were adorable when they were pups but cant handle them at that age, thought it would be cute for the kids but the kids get bored and the parents are too busy to care. Too many people not researching the breeds and it really distresses me!! Sorry for the rant but I always end in tears after ive been on SA rescue site Sad
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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
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