Border Collies

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  1. LondonGirl profile image79
    LondonGirlposted 14 years ago

    Anyone else got / had one as a pet?

    My family's beloved collie died in September from cancer, aged 12. RIP Polly.

    The family now has an adorable, lovely border collie puppy called Dylan.

    1. CatherineR profile image60
      CatherineRposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      I have a border collie as a pet. They are great pets and they are reasonable good with children too. I am thinking about starting to do agility with him but not sure if I have enough time to devote to it right now so I may have to put it on hold for now, but one day I will.
      Border collies are a very intelligent breed so can be very crafty at times.

      1. Dorsi profile image89
        Dorsiposted 14 years agoin reply to this

        I've been wanting to do agility with my youngest BC Karma, she is almost 2 right now and I hope I didn't wait too long. I need the exercise and she loves to run and jump and make her own obstacle courses. She keeps herself amazingly entertained.

  2. rosie2305 profile image61
    rosie2305posted 14 years ago

    My dog is a mongrel but is predominantly Border Collie and he is so beautiful. His name is Bobby and he certainly has the same high intelligence and willingness to learn as a border Collie.

  3. Trekkiemelissa profile image68
    Trekkiemelissaposted 14 years ago

    Mine is only a border collie mix, but his personality and looks are dominating border collie.  He has the black face, but his body could not decide if it wanted to be black or white so its a bit of both.  His name is Lucky and he is very affectionate.

  4. Julie-Ann Amos profile image68
    Julie-Ann Amosposted 14 years ago

    I have 2 borders:  see here: … -and-roxy/

    Frankly I deserve a medal.  They are FAR more trouble than kids, and don't grow up to look after you in your old age.  And never believe for a minute that a 24 kilo dog cannot be under the illusion it is a LAP dog... and want to sit on your lap all evening.  Or that they can't undertstand every word you say.

    One was lovely.  But he got lonely and 2 - well two is definitely a lifestyle option.

  5. Trekkiemelissa profile image68
    Trekkiemelissaposted 14 years ago

    I know mine is not a pure border collie, but he does have a lot of their traits.  Mine, he thinks he is a lapdog.  If you try to sit on the couch, there comes lucky trying to laying on your or trying to get you to put your arm around him.  He's good at manipulating what he wants even though you tell him no. He's a conartist in his own right and knows how to get what he wants without trying to hard.  He's the one dog that if you in a bad mood, he's the one who can get you out of that mood though.  He knows how to work it.  They are worse than kids at times.

  6. LondonGirl profile image79
    LondonGirlposted 14 years ago

    Neither our old (RIP) collie nor our new one are pedigree, they are just mostly collie, from a working farm.

    They are very lovely dogs.

    1. Stacie L profile image88
      Stacie Lposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      One of  my neighbors' has a black and white border collie and he is so smart! He understands what anyone tells him and is very gentle.The kids love playing with him.

  7. TabascoGirl profile image58
    TabascoGirlposted 14 years ago

    My mother in law has a pure bred Border Collie, she is a really nice dog but I have to question her intelligence. She is neurotic and scared of everything also seems very untrainable. I am really wondering if it is the dog or the owner that makes her that way though!? Ha,ha

  8. Dorsi profile image89
    Dorsiposted 14 years ago

    I have 2 borders- a black and white named Simon (he's about 8) and a lovely caramel colored BC named Karma ( almost 2)
    They are just the most incredible canines. Karma sleeps on our bed, she it the kindest and most considerate canine I've ever known. My take on this breed is that I think intelligent people love this breed because these canines are so intelligent themselves, and to me, act alot like people sometimes. We take our BC's almost everywhere, and they are part of the family. I've written a couple hubs on them and plan to write more! … llie-a-Dog … t-By-A-Car

  9. Julie-Ann Amos profile image68
    Julie-Ann Amosposted 14 years ago

    Dorsi welcome to the TwoBorders club.  You get a medal - you'll deserve it!

    Love em to bits, but boy are they hard work...  smarter than kids...

    1. Dorsi profile image89
      Dorsiposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      lol...thanks Julie....I think I'm a glutton for punishment sometimes. But I sure do love these guys!! What incredibly intelligent creatures they are!

  10. Dorsi profile image89
    Dorsiposted 14 years ago

    I don't normally post my hubs but since this is a thread about BC's I just had to post about this: I wrote about Karma because she has started nursing our 2 chihuahua puppies!! I'm just flabbergasted. I know BC's like to herd but this is really something- she is just so loving and kind to the puppies and I can't get over how she has adopted these puppies. … No-Kidding

    Input please BC lovers!

  11. LondonGirl profile image79
    LondonGirlposted 14 years ago

    I don't know if you have the saying in America, "it's like trying to herd cats", meaning something is futile and frustrating.

    Unfortunately, Dylan hasn't come across the saying. And he does try to herd the two cats. Surprisingly, they aren't having any of it!


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