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    Thanks Hyacinth! Here is Jessy I heard someone call her a sausage dog today Poor Jess. Hopefully her legs catch up!! Only 3 months old so plenty of growing to go!

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    Hi Ejs90

    She's very pretty. I could only get pictures of my dog at that age when she was biting my feet or asleep.

    My dog has a very fair imitation of a sausage dog - she likes to crawl with her belly on the ground... look no legs here - honest. Can calm down even the most feisty Dachshund.

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    Hey guys quick update but this time a video! We came home every time and couldn't figure out why over the past couple weeks our bedroom door would be open when we were certain we shut it, so we decided to set up our GoPro and saw mr Griffey being very human like. I couldn't even be mad haha

    http://youtu.be/MFtTu2p1_mM

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    Very smart pup ! Love it !

    We have an open door policy in our place - because we have to ! Even tried reversing the handles on all the doors ! The pups still worked out how to open them quick smart !

    The only thing that has stumped them are locks.

    Have fun with your pup !
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    That is one very clever dog.

    My door handles are quite high up and round... my dog has not figured out how to open a closed door. She has been "bitten" once trying to force herself through an open door in such a way that it shut on her... so she's a little bit more careful these days.

    She is really good at sliding doors tho.

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    Hi everyone. New to the forum but couldn't go past without registering and commenting in this thread.

    I too have a border collie x retriever! He's such a great dog and would be really keen to get another one now that he's 2 years old but gees they're hard to find.

    All the BC x GR's in this thread are just beautiful. This is my boy when we first got him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ellvee View Post
    Hi everyone. New to the forum but couldn't go past without registering and commenting in this thread.

    I too have a border collie x retriever! He's such a great dog and would be really keen to get another one now that he's 2 years old but gees they're hard to find.

    All the BC x GR's in this thread are just beautiful. This is my boy when we first got him.
    I have one, my tessa is one of our water rescue dogs. she is a hard little worker and does everything I ask of her. Super clever, awesome little dog. Now ten. She has just started carting as we made this really light cart for her and she loves it. She can do anything the 5 newfies can, if not better. We use her in Obdience Demos and she teaches Beginer classes with me too. I think she is probably the smartes and sweetes dog I have ever owned.
    She does aged care therapy work too. Not much she does not do. Quite a bossy dog though, gives all our youngster a hard time if they do not behave. But all the newfoes love her

    In my Signature she is doing tandem wor with my oldest newfie, both rescue work and te kayak ride. The kayak ride is what she loves the most, w use it as a reward after good work. She will hitch a ride with anyone on a boat
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    He's such a great dog and would be really keen to get another one now that he's 2 years old but gees they're hard to find.
    There is probably a reason for that.

    They're quite big dog and don't make as cute puppies as poodle crosses - so the puppy farmers would not be so interested.

    They would shed heaps.

    You'd probably need a farm to keep one really happy.

    Most of them come from accidental litters. Ie some enterprising dog has jumped a very high fence. So you don't know what you're going to get as far as temperament goes but you will probably get a really clever dog.

    PS have you looked at flat coat retrievers - they might be easier to get.

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    Tessa was a Rescue puppy at five weeks the people who owned the golden bitch did not want to find homes for them


    I do know that the NZ Rescue service breeds Golden bitches with BC's to get their Search and Rescue dogs. They never breed the first crosses and only when they require more dogs, do they breed the purebreds together. it is a quite stringent Breeding program. The same in Sweden. i visited the Search and Rescue Team there, because we "met" online due to our Water training. they use the cross and the purebred Goldens. Was quite interesting to see some of them training out of helicopters and very rough terrain.

    Tessa has a lot of drive, which was difficult when she was very young, but now easy to control and use......she loves work. her rewards are kayak rides and "go sniff", Tug, retrieve and food. So we always have a reward handy for her. Just the best dog i have and ever have had. gets on well with all other animals and people of any age. We love her to bits
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    They're quite big dog and don't make as cute puppies as poodle crosses - so the puppy farmers would not be so interested.
    Very true, although I wouldn't say he's a big dog - more medium and Jamie's puppy in the OP is definitely cute!

    They would shed heaps.
    Haha that he does!

    You'd probably need a farm to keep one really happy.
    Pretty sure my boy is pretty happy and I'm not on a farm.

    Most of them come from accidental litters.
    Mine wasn't! The breeder had both mum (retriever) and dad (border collie) and our boy came from the last litter. I think they'd had about 3.

    PS have you looked at flat coat retrievers - they might be easier to get.
    I've thought about getting a retriever or border collie but not sure if I want a second dog at all at the moment. My boy does plenty of socialising with other dogs so he's not missing out there.

    I get that some people don't like mixed breeds or certain breeds being crossed but like newfsie, he is honestly the best dog I've ever had.

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