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Fri Feb 22, 2013, 11:44 PM

Border Collie

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ashling Feb 2013 OP
patrice Feb 2013 #1
glinda Feb 2013 #2
Flaxbee Feb 2013 #3
hollysmom Feb 2013 #4
UtahLib Feb 2013 #5
Brother Buzz Feb 2013 #27
UtahLib Feb 2013 #28
mrs_p Feb 2013 #6
GiveMeFreedom Feb 2013 #7
1monster Feb 2013 #8
defacto7 Feb 2013 #9
cliffordu Feb 2013 #10
Silver Gaia Feb 2013 #11
Major Nikon Feb 2013 #15
Silver Gaia Feb 2013 #25
RVN VET Feb 2013 #12
shenmue Feb 2013 #13
Smll_Ax3 Feb 2013 #14
ewagner Feb 2013 #16
Scuba Feb 2013 #17
ashling Feb 2013 #18
Scuba Feb 2013 #19
cp Feb 2013 #20
ProfessionalLeftist Feb 2013 #21
indepat Feb 2013 #22
madokie Feb 2013 #23
progressivebydesign Feb 2013 #33
madokie Feb 2013 #37
AmBlue Feb 2013 #24
Tuesday Afternoon Feb 2013 #26
obxhead Feb 2013 #29
ashling Feb 2013 #30
BlancheSplanchnik Feb 2013 #31
progressivebydesign Feb 2013 #32
grasswire Feb 2013 #34
midnight Feb 2013 #35
Granny M Feb 2013 #36
tblue37 Feb 2013 #38

Response to ashling (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 11:55 PM

1. Love!

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Response to ashling (Original post)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 12:05 AM

2. That made me really happy! Thanks!

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Response to ashling (Original post)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 12:24 AM

3. damn smart dog! Love Border collies...

neat video, thanks much!

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Response to ashling (Original post)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 01:02 AM

4. sniff sniff, I miss my border collie so much, she died 8 years ago

Her main trick was to be an empath. She was so good at it, that I didn't see her for months at a time when people would borrow her to help them recover from some crisis, usually a death.

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Response to ashling (Original post)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 01:11 AM

5. Border Collies are happiest when working or performing. Sweet and loving too. n/t

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Response to UtahLib (Reply #5)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 09:11 PM

27. Border collies are miserable creatures to be around when they can't find a lick of work to do

Fortunately, our girl thinks staring at you, waiting for something to happen, is serious work.

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Response to Brother Buzz (Reply #27)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 09:26 PM

28. My sister has one (Jessie Girl)

She loves family gatherings so she can spend all day herding grandchildren. I think they're actually practicing mental telepathy with that penetrating stare. Eventually, they'll have us all trained.

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Response to ashling (Original post)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 01:13 AM

6. my border collie enjoyed that

by laying in bed next to me completely LAZY!

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Response to ashling (Original post)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 01:22 AM

7. Thank you K&R

What a good dog.

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Response to ashling (Original post)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 01:34 AM

8. K&R

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Response to ashling (Original post)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 02:11 AM

9. a great and intelligent dog!

There's a new movie documentary out recently... "Away To Me" it's about Border Collie herding competitions. Their page is www.sheepdogmovie.com . It's a nice film. I was in the audience of the final competition during the filming as I go to these sheepdog competitions every year at Soldier's Hollow.

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Response to ashling (Original post)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 02:15 AM

10. I LOVE that dog.

Had a border collie when I was a kid - Mingo - best dog ever.

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Response to ashling (Original post)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 06:51 AM

11. Aw man... best dogs ever... love my BCs!

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Response to Silver Gaia (Reply #11)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 11:34 AM

15. I have 2

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Response to Major Nikon (Reply #15)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 08:50 PM

25. Me, too.

One's full BC, and the other is part Brittany (rescue). Love 'em both!

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Response to ashling (Original post)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 08:09 AM

12. Amazingly well trained

The 2 girls, I mean. Zoe must have had to work overtime to get them to learn all those tricks!

(Yep, Border Collies are the best of God's creatures. Her masterpieces.) (Mistresspieces?)

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Response to ashling (Original post)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 08:15 AM

13. Awwwwwww

So neat!!

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Response to ashling (Original post)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 08:58 AM

14. Reminds me of my Aussie

Dakota, my Australian Shepard (border collie/Dingo mix)
she was so smart......

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Response to ashling (Original post)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 11:46 AM

16. I miss my Border Collie!

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Response to ashling (Original post)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 01:50 PM

17. Beautiful, just beautiful.

The border collie's pretty cute too.

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Response to Scuba (Reply #17)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 02:41 PM

18. I was wondering how long it would be before someone raised that point

not that it is a bad point ... maybe they could train my little terrier

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Response to ashling (Reply #18)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 02:43 PM

19. I'm partial to redheads.

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Response to ashling (Original post)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 03:34 PM

20. Fabulous dog!

And superb trainer. Lovely video. Thank you all three who created it.
Just a JOY.

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Response to ashling (Original post)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 03:37 PM

21. Awwww. Amazing pup!

And very pretty too - different colored eyes.

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Response to ashling (Original post)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 04:48 PM

22. Simply incredible

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Response to ashling (Original post)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 05:19 PM

23. Our border collie is laying right here by me right now

Best damn smartest dog I've ever had. Never have to tell her twice to not do something and if I take a nap and I get a text message or a call she will come touch me with her cold nose to let me know. I love our Pet, simple as that. Its like she knows that I only have one working ear as when theres a noise she will look to see if I'm trying to see where it came from then she will turn and face the direction, overhead or not.
She's watched me drive so much I'm not sure she couldn't do it in an emergency if there was a way for her to reach the pedals.

born dec. 21,1998

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Response to madokie (Reply #23)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 11:34 PM

33. Aren't the herding dogs the best?

Love hearing about how your Border Collie lives... all their little quirks and talents, are so great. Love that the herding dogs I've had never required more than a speaking voice command to get them to do what you want. Actually, my aussie Cooper, tries to figure out what I want, before I want it.

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Response to progressivebydesign (Reply #33)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 05:13 AM

37. Exactly right

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Response to ashling (Original post)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 06:08 PM

24. Perhaps Zoe could help my son with his Algebra?!?

DANG!! That is one smart pup!

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Response to ashling (Original post)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 09:04 PM

26. awesome dog, one brown eye, one blue eye...did I see that right?

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Response to ashling (Original post)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 09:58 PM

29. Wow, what a special friend to have!

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Response to obxhead (Reply #29)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 10:07 PM

30. Yeah. I think I could learn to do flips for her too

. . . unless, of course, you are talking about the dog.

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Response to ashling (Original post)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 10:09 PM

31. my Shrimpy can do that!

She just chooses not to.











Zoe is a beauty--what a sweetie! Gee they're gonna put up tutorials.... cool!

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Response to ashling (Original post)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 11:31 PM

32. Aww.. Looks like my Cooper! What an awesome dog.

I am a herding dog fan for life. Will always have an aussie or border collie. Zoe looks like an aussie/border mix. Now I want to try some new tricks with Cooper. He can remove the cardboard tube from the paper towel holder, and do some other silly things.

Thanks for sharing!

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Response to ashling (Original post)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 11:34 PM

34. lots of ideas there for things to teach my BC Duffy

I have never tried to teach him tricks per se.

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Response to ashling (Original post)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 01:00 AM

35. K&R....

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Response to ashling (Original post)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 04:02 AM

36. Who's the smart doggie?

So cool. Thanks for posting.

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Response to ashling (Original post)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 10:40 AM

38. The best part about these tricks is that the owner had to spend so much

time interacting with and enjoying her pup.

I wish she would avoid back flips, though. I had a cat who liked to do back flips, but the back flips in her youth caused her to develop painful compressed spinal discs in her old age that made her limp and forced her to be on pain meds.

That doggie is as gorgeous as she is smart. Such a cutie. Border collies are so smart.

My daughter and her husband have a 6-year-old mutt that is part Border Collie--a rescue from a pound at 9 months old. When she was first adopted, she stressed out when left at home alone, so she went all instinct on them. For her, as a herding breed, instinct meant: herd. When Becky and Matt would return home, Phouka (pronounced "Pooka--it's Irish, meaning mischievous imp) would have all their furniture rearranged.

Apaprently, herding dogs are bred to "contain" the livestock in a compact group, so Phouka would push all the movable furniture into a small area in the center of the room--"corral" it, as it were. Then she would push any other loose item she found on the floor--shoes, books, etc.--into the area, as well. Once her environment was rearranged according to her comfort level, she could relax and wait for her people to come home to her.

At first we didn't realize why she was rearranging furniture, for goodness' sake, but when I mentioned the behavior to a friend who knows quite a lot about dog breeds, she asked me, "Is her dog a herding breed?"

I said, "Yeah, part Border Collie. Why?" Then Melissa told me that is normal behavior for herding dogs. Very funny. Also very cute.

On edit: I just remembered--Phouka is not part Border Collie, but part Australian Shepherd. For some reason I always get that mixed up with her.

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