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Border Collie

Discussion in 'Dog Rescue and Adoption' started by Sean2020, May 14, 2020.

  1. Sean2020

    Sean2020 PetForums Newbie

    May 14, 2020
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    Hi, I’m not sure if this is the correct place to post this but I am looking to buy a border collie pup. I have been keeping an eye on the kennel club website for months now but i haven’t had any luck with that unfortunately. My family previously had a border collie but he was put to sleep last year. Does anyone have any tips of where to look or any other advice?

  2. Linda Weasel

    Linda Weasel PetForums VIP

    Mar 5, 2014
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    The usual care needs to be applied regarding how the pups are raised and socialised.

    Have you tried the KC ‘find a puppy’ online service, or you could try contacting breeders on their approved list to see if they have any planned litters or maybe know somebody who had; a bit of networking.
    #2 Linda Weasel, May 14, 2020
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  3. Ian246

    Ian246 PetForums Senior

    Oct 27, 2018
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    Does it have to be a puppy? If you're dead set on a puppy, that's fine, of course. However, depending on where you are (if the Westmorland Branch (south Cumbria) of the RSPCA is anything to go by) there are Border Collies coming up frequently for rehoming (dogs that, sadly, people have got without researching the breed's needs properly and have found they cannot cope with the dog, as well as ex-farm dogs; some can be quite young, though not puppies). Of course, Cumbria is 'Border Collie country' and it may well be not the same in other parts of the country. Re-homed dogs do often come with some baggage, but it may be worth considering.
    Along thoselines, however, hopefully ypu're aware that BCs are quite paticulr' as a breed, needing plenty of mental stimulation as well as physical exercise - I presume you are aware of that, and suitably prepared?
    Finally, please, please do not buy from 'someone on the internet'. If you are dead set on a pup (and that's more than fair enough) please make sure you get one from a proper breeder, or, at least from a proper home (see the puppy with the mum, etc.)
    And if you know ALL the above and think I'm teaching your gran to suck eggs - I'm not, and do forgive me.
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