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    I wonder about Border Terriers- does anyone have experience with them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anne View Post
    Pure bred dogs also end up in rescue alhough purebred pups aren't overly common.

    I've rehomed more than 55 Pugs, many with their pedigree papers. Only one pup though and he was a cross bred Pug.
    Well done! We need more people like you i the world

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    You know what my suggestion will be... they are small, ticks are easy to spot and there no brushing or shedding

    A small, sturdy breed that I also love is a Boston Terrier.
    My OH wants a dog to show but isn't a huge fan of the Cresties.
    We had a short list based on appearance that included:
    Shelties
    Pomeranians
    Basenjis
    Bostons

    Poms were ruled out because I have a good friend here with lovely ones, I wouldn't want to compete against her. They are also out of coat for half the year.

    Basenjis were ruled out because they are known to be touchy with other dogs, we want something that will get along with our current dogs.

    Bostons were ruled out because they feel the cold really badly, it gets freezing here in winter. I already have one breed that I can't show in winter.

    So... we are down to a Sheltie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crested_Love View Post
    You know what my suggestion will be... they are small, ticks are easy to spot and there no brushing or shedding

    A small, sturdy breed that I also love is a Boston Terrier.
    My OH wants a dog to show but isn't a huge fan of the Cresties.
    We had a short list based on appearance that included:
    Shelties
    Pomeranians
    Basenjis
    Bostons

    Poms were ruled out because I have a good friend here with lovely ones, I wouldn't want to compete against her. They are also out of coat for half the year.

    Basenjis were ruled out because they are known to be touchy with other dogs, we want something that will get along with our current dogs.

    Bostons were ruled out because they feel the cold really badly, it gets freezing here in winter. I already have one breed that I can't show in winter.

    So... we are down to a Sheltie
    WHAT ABOUT ENGLISH COCKERS??? not even a mention! my poor babies lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anne View Post
    I've rehomed more than 55 Pugs, many with their pedigree papers. Only one pup though and he was a cross bred Pug.
    You are doing a fantastic job! 55 is a super figure. Most people get burnt out well before then. Do you work with a rescue group?

    I think the best part of fostering is that it panders to my crazy animal person side - I can own lots of pets and make a difference.

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    Like this, jonbax

    Turid Rugaas - Calming Signals Community

    Border terriers, cockers and etc have a lot of coat. Borders in particular have a thick undercoat. It would be hard to find a tick on one of those. Mind you it may also be difficult for a tick to get attached. Might be worth discussing with the local vet.

    Not sure how great Borders would be at agility. But we do have dalmation, German short haired pointer competing and I've read that there is a beagle and a whippet competing somewhere.
    Last edited by Hyacinth; 06-07-2011 at 04:14 PM.

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    Have to agree with it being hard to find a tick on a cocker, Sasha has ALOT of hair, I dont know if I would call it "thick" but there must be ALOT of "hair follicles" allowing not alot of space between the shafts, thus making it almost IMPOSSIBLE to pull it back to see any skin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hyacinth View Post
    Like this, jonbax

    Turid Rugaas - Calming Signals Community

    Border terriers, cockers and etc have a lot of coat. Borders in particular have a thick undercoat. It would be hard to find a tick on one of those. Mind you it may also be difficult for a tick to get attached. Might be worth discussing with the local vet.

    Not sure how great Borders would be at agility. But we do have dalmation, German short haired pointer competing and I've read that there is a beagle and a whippet competing somewhere.
    ha ha, yeah just like that, the dane at the park is the same colour as that one too not as many black patches though

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    What about a French Bulldog? Or for more stamina how about a beagle? Schipperke's are great to, and their furs not too long, not sure about shedding though...

    I have a German Shorthaired Pointer that moults what I swear is more then her body weight each day.. where does it all come from??

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