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    1. jenp
      jenp
      Yes, I saw a couple on crufts last year - they are very fast. You can imagine how alarming it is seeing one of those coming barrelling across towards you at full speed... And my friend in Oz owned Kira's sister (ie same litter) so the two of them really egged each other on, much to our frustration! Yes, it was only when she was a puppy that the wheelchair was interesting. As she got older she was only interested in things that were going at a respectable speed. I still remember it with such discomfort, I'm so glad those days are behind me! Getting berated by complete strangers, particularly when they are completely justified is really no fun at all!
    2. jenp
      jenp
      yes, kelpies are quite like collies but with an independent streak that can never be quite tamed, they say (the dingo in them, i guess). They're almost universally used in Oz as sheep dogs due to their intelligence, their agility and their durability (they're small, they eat less food, they do well in extremes of temperature ie hot and cold). Kira is nearly 13, but it took till she was about 7 for me to stamp out her need to chase things with wheels. Cars I managed to stop pretty quickly, but bicycles! Well, even now I can see a little flicker in her eye when one goes past... Once when she was a puppy she chased a man in a wheelchair... imagine how embarrassing that was! Still, he was a dog person and understood kelpies and so was actually rather amused at my mortification, thank goodness. Yes, Finn (the bc) has been a piece of cake compared to Kira's puppyhood, but Kira was my first dog and taught me a lot. Goodness, got a bit waffly there, sorry :D
    3. jenp
      jenp
      Love your blue merle bc... have you got any more pics?
    4. spellweaver
      spellweaver
      Tis a small world indeed - we are near Worksop and regularly walk the dogs in Clumber Park! Re the bergies' coats - they are really low maintenance cos it all happens on its own - all we do is brush them every day, trim around their feet if necessary, and hose them down with water if they need a bath! It's the drying that takes the time - we'll be bathing Baggio today ready for City of Birmingham champ show on Saturday!
    5. colliemerles
      colliemerles
      if you go to my profile and click on my dogs you will see my lot, i have a working bred bearded collie, a border collie cross bearded collie and a rough collie, plus a couple of shih tzu,s.
    6. spellweaver
      spellweaver
      You're welcome! Hope it works. :)
    7. colliemerles
      colliemerles
      aww i love the red colour collies, i have seen some nice red merles to,and i fell in love with a chocolate and white bitch ,
    8. colliemerles
      colliemerles
      i like that picture of your collie, did you breed it yourself,
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    Location:
    North Lincolnshire
    Occupation:
    Saddler
    Collie mad but do love my labs, i want to get in to canine sports science and work on canine rehab.
    Bit blond and forgetful but think thats down to small child and lots of mad animals!!! :)

    Agility, Breeding collies and horses
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