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    Default Border Collie x Golden Retriever

    Hi guys,

    I'm new to this forum and thought id share some pictures of Griffey, my Border Collie x Golden Retriever. He is a great dog and is only 11 weeks old. If anyone has any pictures of their border x golden it would be great to see as I haven't seen a whole lot of heard to any stories which id love too!








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    Hi Jamie23

    Welcome to the forum.

    Just a note - if you link to pictures (or anything else) that are not part of this forum (you can load pictures via your profile), then your post will have to be approved by a moderator before anyone but you and moderators can see your post. (until you've made about 10 posts, I think).

    Your dog is very cute. I've never heard of a Border Collie x Golden Retriever before. Closest I've seen might be a Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever. Very popular with obedience and agility competitors. I think your combo dog will be somewhat bigger when he's done growing.
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    Welcome to the forum!

    What a gorgeous little pup So cute!!

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    Very cute it will be interesting to see which breed his temparement comes from. Quite different.

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    He is very cute, although as a lover of the working Border collies I am not sure I understand why someone would make that cross.

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    Probably not on purpose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kalacreek View Post
    He is very cute, although as a lover of the working Border collies I am not sure I understand why someone would make that cross.
    It would be kinda nice to think they didn't do it intentionally however i'm not so sure.

    I know someone who is determined to get a Kelpie X Labrador because they want a dog that is good with kids but is also intelligent. Silly reasonings, but i'm not sure if i'll be able to talk them out of it. Thankfully they live on land, so when they get the dog it may be able to go and entertain itself if its not getting enough from its owners.

    Wouldn't surprise me if someone would cross a BC and GR for the same reason... they want the loving and happy part of GR but the trainability and intelligence of BC. Again, kinda silly reasons, but many people just aren't educated enough on dogs to realise there are other options.

    I must admit though, I googled BC X GR and I actually find the physical appearance of adult dogs really quite attractive. However I imagine appearance would vary a fair bit between dogs. Will be interesting to see which breed the pup takes after more, personality wise though

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    Welcome to the forum

    Very cute little boy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by maddogdodge View Post
    It would be kinda nice to think they didn't do it intentionally however i'm not so sure.

    I know someone who is determined to get a Kelpie X Labrador because they want a dog that is good with kids but is also intelligent. Silly reasonings, but i'm not sure if i'll be able to talk them out of it. Thankfully they live on land, so when they get the dog it may be able to go and entertain itself if its not getting enough from its owners.

    Wouldn't surprise me if someone would cross a BC and GR for the same reason... they want the loving and happy part of GR but the trainability and intelligence of BC. Again, kinda silly reasons, but many people just aren't educated enough on dogs to realise there are other options.

    I must admit though, I googled BC X GR and I actually find the physical appearance of adult dogs really quite attractive. However I imagine appearance would vary a fair bit between dogs. Will be interesting to see which breed the pup takes after more, personality wise though

    golden-retriever-border-collie-1.jpg
    Actually labs are among the most intelligent dogs on the planet and are also highly trainable which is why they excel as guide dogs, police dogs and in obedience trials. They are just as smart and trainable as Border collies and kelpies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kalacreek View Post
    Actually labs are among the most intelligent dogs on the planet and are also highly trainable which is why they excel as guide dogs, police dogs and in obedience trials. They are just as smart and trainable as Border collies and kelpies.
    Which is why my friends logic doesn't really make sense. I would have thought people would assume that labradors are intelligent considering they're used for so many different types of work. Apparently not though...

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