Tag Archives: border collies

You’re so vain: Bean’s ears.

As silly as it sounds, I have a strong preference for up ears on a Border Collie. Steve’s ears have vexed me forever because they don’t match, although I will grant that they fit his personality. So when I got … Continue reading

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Breed switching, pit bulls, and dreams.

I admit it, I kind of feel a little bit like a jerk that my blog that I created to be about the plight of pit bulls has turned into a training diary for my Border Collies. On one hand, … Continue reading

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Your daily squee.

I go visit them next weekend. I am nervous and excited!

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The merle dog blues.

A few days ago an acquaintance dissed all merle breeders as being “color breeders”. I was kind of annoyed by this, both because she was pretty much by definition dissing my awesomesauce dog, but both because I think that’s an … Continue reading

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I totally get it.

Why so many Border Collies end up in shelters and rescues. I imagine Steve’s life right now is similar to what many too pet Border Collies who belong to people who want to own pretty dogs but who aren’t Dog … Continue reading

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Stereotypical Steve

When I made the decision to get Steve, I was terrified. I was so worried that I wouldn’t be enough owner for him. I believed most of the stereotypes to some extent- that BCs are nuts (and Sporter Collies, which … Continue reading

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Big Decisions.

I’ve been kicking around the idea of a Border Collie puppy for a very long time now, researching the breed, researching breeders, researching what makes a good BC breeder and thinking about what I want in a dog and in … Continue reading

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I want this one and this one and that one.

BFF and I went trolling the shelters yesterday, primarily to look at an old Border Collie mix. He was too big, too barky, and too disinterested in people for me. There was an old Lab mix (of all things) who … Continue reading

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