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Post by Hen-Gen » Sun Aug 26, 2018 10:03 am

Eight years ago now. Best dog I’ve ever owned. Never had a sheepdog before. I still marvel at her intelligence.
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Post by LadyA » Sun Aug 26, 2018 10:40 am

Oh, she's beautiful!!
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Post by Marigold » Sun Aug 26, 2018 11:17 am

She's a lucky dog, to live in a place and with a person where her need for exercise, training and work is satisfied.
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Post by MrsBiscuit » Sun Aug 26, 2018 12:19 pm

I totally agree Marigold. We often think that dogs in Portugal live the life of Riley, at least if they are country dogs. Next door has just acquired a large black youngster to follow in the pawprints of the small black oldster who is on her last, Queen Anne shaped, legs. Her life will consist of following her master as he walks everywhere to tend his olives and whatever else he grows, plus barking when any car or person approaches his land as a warning. She was on a lead for about a week as he familiarised her with her territory, but I doubt she will ever be on one again.

Is your dog the colour called blue merle HG? I have seen it in Australia, on a Cattle Dog breed known as a blue heeler.
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Post by Hen-Gen » Sun Aug 26, 2018 12:54 pm

She is a blue merle, Mrs Biscuit. At the time I did consider an ACD but further research revealed that they are rather hard dogs not averse to using their teeth.
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Post by LadyA » Sun Aug 26, 2018 3:22 pm

Marigold wrote:
Sun Aug 26, 2018 11:17 am
She's a lucky dog, to live in a place and with a person where her need for exercise, training and work is satisfied.
Indeed she is, Marigold! You might remember that I took a collie X puppy from a rescue a couple of years ago, never having had a dog before? After a few weeks, I decided I had to give him back and let him go to a home with a family. One middle aged lady wasn't enough company for him, and I could see the intelligence and eagerness to learn and absorb things in him. The day that, out on a walk, we passed a field of cattle, who wandered toward us for a nosey, and the pup instinctively adopted the typical "herding" stance of a collie, and refused to back down, I knew he needed a lot more than I could give him. As it happened, my son in law came across him about ten months ago in a garden he was working in. Grown into a very handsome, happy dog, with several older children in the family to interact with.
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Post by LadyA » Sun Aug 26, 2018 3:22 pm

Marigold wrote:
Sun Aug 26, 2018 11:17 am
She's a lucky dog, to live in a place and with a person where her need for exercise, training and work is satisfied.
Indeed she is, Marigold! You might remember that I took a collie X puppy from a rescue a couple of years ago, never having had a dog before? After a few weeks, I decided I had to give him back and let him go to a home with a family. One middle aged lady wasn't enough company for him, and I could see the intelligence and eagerness to learn and absorb things in him. The day that, out on a walk, we passed a field of cattle, who wandered toward us for a nosey, and the pup instinctively adopted the typical "herding" stance of a collie, and refused to back down, I knew he needed a lot more than I could give him. As it happened, my son in law came across him about ten months ago in a garden he was working in. Grown into a very handsome, happy dog, with several older children in the family to interact with.
Lead me not into temptation. I can find the way myself!
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Post by Marigold » Sun Aug 26, 2018 6:41 pm

Thats good to know, LadyA. I had wondered what happened to him.
Our neighbours are thinking about getting a dog, having just lost their last cat. Very well-meaning, but neither of them has ever had a dog and both are totally inexperienced in what to look for and where to get it from. We have gently steered them away from several breeds on health, exercise or temperament grounds, as well as from collies and other working dogs, and also from online ads for puppies on Preloved and other internet sites. They will be out at work quite a lot of the time and I don't want to listen to a bored and frustrated dog howling. Wife wants a small dog of a companion breed but unfortunately husband thinks he would look unmanly walking a little one on the lead. Still, it could be worse I suppose. When they first moved in, she was thinking about getting a couple of micro pigs in a little space at the bottom of the garden. Had seen them on the telly and thought they looked sweet.
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Post by LadyA » Mon Aug 27, 2018 2:29 pm

Marigold wrote:
Sun Aug 26, 2018 6:41 pm
Thats good to know, LadyA. I had wondered what happened to him.
Our neighbours are thinking about getting a dog, having just lost their last cat. Very well-meaning, but neither of them has ever had a dog and both are totally inexperienced in what to look for and where to get it from. We have gently steered them away from several breeds on health, exercise or temperament grounds, as well as from collies and other working dogs, and also from online ads for puppies on Preloved and other internet sites. They will be out at work quite a lot of the time and I don't want to listen to a bored and frustrated dog howling. Wife wants a small dog of a companion breed but unfortunately husband thinks he would look unmanly walking a little one on the lead. Still, it could be worse I suppose. When they first moved in, she was thinking about getting a couple of micro pigs in a little space at the bottom of the garden. Had seen them on the telly and thought they looked sweet.
Maybe you could gently steer them toward rescuing a couple of cats in need of a home instead? If they are experienced cat owners, that might be better, and cats, especially if they have another for company, are much better at being left while you are at work. I now have two rescues, which I got last October. Both have to be indoor only, as they are classed as "special needs" and both are carriers of cat flu virus. In fact, the female torie has a chronic rhinitis condition and only one eye because of cat flu. She sneezes and has a constant nasal discharge. Normally, she's perfectly healthy even with that, but at the moment, she's had a flare up and we're off to the vet this afternoon. poor little thing sounds like a pig in a trough when she's trying to breath! :cry:
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