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DW (GSDogwalker)

From: DW (GSDogwalker)

Sep-22

It’s a designer dog and there are always unwanted side effects.  Labradoodles are Labs mixed with Poodle and they are wild.  I don’t know anyone who got one who was prepared for their high energy levels.

Solitaire13

From: Solitaire13

Sep-22

I have not had any first hand experience with English Shepherds but what I am reading, they seem very much like Collies. Nothing wrong with Collies, I like them a lot too.

DW (GSDogwalker)

From: DW (GSDogwalker)

Sep-22

I forgot Collies.  I watched a Collie video and the first thing I saw was a Collie sailing over an 8’ fence.  There are no Collie breeders around.

Solitaire13

From: Solitaire13

Sep-22

If I could take care of all the breeds I would like to experience or enjoy once more, a Collie would be one of them.

Have you considered a Newfoundland?

Kazell

From: Kazell

Sep-22

What makes you think of collies in your mind? The stuff I'm reading they're herding dogs similar to BCs and Aussies but known for being more laid back comparatively and tend towards being protective of the stock rather than just wanting to herd them. You can in other words leave them close to stock and don't have to worry about them harassing them. Temperament wise they're also supposed to be aloof with people but not shy or aggressive bonding strongly to their person. 

They were also developed as a multi-purpose dog like GSDs were. Used for guarding and hunting as well as herding. 

  • Edited September 22, 2019 1:35 pm  by  Kazell
DW (GSDogwalker)

From: DW (GSDogwalker)

Sep-22

Way too big and they are subject to bloat.

DW (GSDogwalker)

From: DW (GSDogwalker)

Sep-22

Lassie. I found an old Lassie movie on Netflix and watched it and I was all Collie for about ten minutes, until I realize there were no local breeders.

Solitaire13

From: Solitaire13

Sep-22

I like Collies a lot.

DW (GSDogwalker)

From: DW (GSDogwalker)

Sep-22

I do too.  There are very nice ones called Gambits but I can’t find the kennel anywhere.  Ed and Shelly Degner and Lisa Davis.  They also go by Canyon Collies.  I can’t locate them anywhere.  

Caveat, I am NOT in BH or anywhere near it, but this was a pretty big show with a lot of breeders in the show results catalog.

https://jbradshaw.com/79/ind167.htm

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