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What about a Rough Collie for the next dog?

D is doing well, Pano is over and the puppy itch is back. I hate it!!!! But I try to remain in control of this craziness.
Does anyone of you have experience with the combination of A Rough Collie and a GSD?
D has a strong personality and I won't go into this before he is 2 years old. I do love the male dogs and was thinking about a low key male collie pup at that time.
Any advice, experience besides telling me I should definitely get a female ?

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I grew up with rough collies and wouldn't recommend them. They were very aloof, obedient but not a whole lot of fun. Definitely not a breed I would choose for a GSD. Border Collies have been great with our GSD. Fast, fun and really well behaved. Love those collies.


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Mine were fun and anything but aloof. They thought they were lap dogs.




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I actually haven't seen a lot of same-sex aggression in Rough Collies, although I am far from an expert on that breed and most of my very limited experience is with conformation or conformation/performance dogs, none of whom were exactly dynamos of intensity in any regard (although some of the confo/perf dual-purpose dogs were perfectly nice in the ring).

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Anyway, I think my only actual advice if you were going to try that pairing would be to get a backup vacuum cleaner, and then get a backup for your backup. And then maybe a backup for that one.

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Anyway, I think my only actual advice if you were going to try that pairing would be to get a backup vacuum cleaner, and then get a backup for your backup. And then maybe a backup for that one.
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I had a BC and a GSD at the same time. I was outsmarted at almost every juncture conceivable, but it was a fun battle. Rough Collies aren't quite as scheming and deviant as their cousins the Borders. They are tough as nails though, and great dogs.

Question: Is your house zoned for industrial production? Because an inspector could make the case that a GSD and a roughie in the same house is indeed a dog fur production facility.

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Question: Is your house zoned for industrial production? Because an inspector could make the case that a GSD and a roughie in the same house is indeed a dog fur production facility.
Found a good way to deal with all that free floating hair: open up all the doors and the draft blows them outside, honestly true!

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I actually haven't seen a lot of same-sex aggression in Rough Collies, although I am far from an expert on that breed and most of my very limited experience is with conformation or conformation/performance dogs, none of whom were exactly dynamos of intensity in any regard (although some of the confo/perf dual-purpose dogs were perfectly nice in the ring).
I think a mellow male Collie will easily defer to the GSD, who will be an adult when that puppy shows/grows up.

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