|12-29-2013 07:50 PM|
|12-28-2013 07:18 PM|
True border collie breeders put health and working ability/temperament over ALL else. They firmly believe that the intense natural abilities that border collies are so famous for can be lost in one generation of poor breeding choices.
I'm sure this breeder believes they have all the correct intentions and I am sure they produce nice dogs for sport venues, but they are not in any way working border collies. They simply cannot do the work border collies were created to do. (AKC herding doesn't count, it's essentially obedience training with sheep) As someone immersed in sport and familiar with many of the big names and their border collie lines, I will say that I am seeing a trend in the internationally successful handlers towards reverting back to true working border collie lines. They are seeing and experiencing the problems that come with sport breeding and looking back to original working sources.
Again, I'm sure this breeder has good intentions, but I do not believe what she is producing qualifies as a border collie any longer. The border collie is a breed developed solely with working ability in mind and no constraints as to conformation. It is the epitome of 'form follows function'. If a dog is bred from parents that cannot do the work that a border collie by definition must be capable of doing it is not a border collie.
|12-28-2013 06:45 PM|
Why not concentrate on the puppy you recently got? Why are you already looking into getting another puppy?
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|12-28-2013 02:01 PM|
|12-28-2013 10:32 AM|
|12-28-2013 02:38 AM|
I don't think Hob Nob is primarily breeding for "beauty," i.e., AKC conformation champions.
Looking on bordercollies.org confirmed what I already thought -- this is primarily a sport breeder. And a good sport breeder. If what you want (and are capable of handling) is a high-level obedience/agility competition dog, this might be a breeder to seriously consider.
If not, look elsewhere.
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