Border Collie

Discussion in 'Sheep' started by goodshepherd, Aug 18, 2006.

  1. goodshepherd

    goodshepherd Good Shepherd Farm

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    We are not in a hurry, but would like to give an adult border collie a good home and a job to do. This dog would help us take sheep to pasture and bring them back to the farm. Nothing techinical, just a good solid sheepdog. Purebreds not a must, mixed breed with good solid work ethic and temperment suitable for a child to be around is the key(no problem dogs please). Again, we are not in a hurry, more important is finding the right dog.

    Northern NY on Vermont border area.
    Interviews or a visit to our farm is always welcome. Perfect home for the right dog.
    DH was US Army MP K9 trainer and has trained dogs professionally for 20 plus years.

    Jennifer, Ron & Dorothy
    Good Shepherd Farm
    518-597-9850
     
  2. Slev

    Slev Well-Known Member Supporter

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    ..too bad you are not in Illinois, I have a 5 yr. old male BC, (nutered) that works sheep. Not a trial dog by any standard mind you, but he can move sheep and play ball when not working.
     

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    rileyjo Well-Known Member

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  4. woodspirit

    woodspirit Well-Known Member

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    Check the Mohawk indian reservation over at Akwesasne....Malone NY I think.
     
  5. goodshepherd

    goodshepherd Good Shepherd Farm

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    Thanks for your replies. DH has tried Highland Farms rescue....no luck as they rarely have dogs with working experience and from our personal experience they are very difficult to communicate with. We understand they are doing rescue and they need to screen potential owners, but they were not very receptive to us as we explained what type of dog we were looking for and our level of dog experience. Oh well, maybe DH just took her the wrong way, or she was having a bad day.

    Any way we are looking for a dog with working experience, with sound temperment, age is not a factor as long as the dog is not arthritic and can go out and get sheep and bring them back to the barn. Thank you all for your posts so far.
     
  6. dcross

    dcross Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Consider watching the Humane Societies, they sometimes get ones that try to herd neighborhood kids, school buses, etc.