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Lucy, I keep BC or heading dogs (which have a large amount of BC in their breeding) and to start with neither breed should bark - they are eye dogs. Your other dogs are not going to "teach" them to do anything.

Are you expecting these pups to grow into LGD's? because that's what your original post sounds like. That isn't going to happen. BC's are working dogs, their instinct is to work stock usually sheep but also cattle, not to patrol your perimeter fencing as an LGD. They are full-on dogs, need heaps of exercise and/or work, get bored if they don't get it and will go off to find their own "work" which may not be the best thing for you.

You have had good advice from Kalmera and others - please, take it on board.

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