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    Welcome....From Newf South Wales
    Pets are forever

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    Quote Originally Posted by crazydog View Post
    Very cute but never heard of crossing a Border Collie with a Shih Tzu............
    That's what a milk crate is for CD

    Nice photo of your pup, looks like it's ready for mischief

    When I was 18, my first pup was a BC, I love em to bits. We had a small garden though and learnt the hard way.

    Poor little guy ended up on a local dairy farm where he was better suited & much happier.

    Cheers
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    Quote Originally Posted by crazydog View Post
    Very cute but never heard of crossing a Border Collie with a Shih Tzu............
    I have no idea why you would do that cross either, but that is my opinion as a lover of working Border Collies.

    But that aside welcome and enjoy your little one and you will get good info here if you need it..

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    Thankyou for the very warm welcome. I am already finding this site very helpful. We dont have a very big yard so we couldnt get a big dog....... We were looking for a puppy and then there was Cruise. We got her for $50 from a tiny town called Tatong. The guy didnt breed the dogs to make money or anything, He just wanted his dog to have one litter of dogs.

    She is very much a handful, has alot of energy....... But she gets plenty of exercise everyday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoarderPoo View Post
    We got her for $50 from a tiny town called Tatong. The guy didnt breed the dogs to make money or anything, He just wanted his dog to have one litter of dogs.

    She is very much a handful, has alot of energy....... But she gets plenty of exercise everyday.
    Boarderpoo I am glad you are giving this little one a good home the others may or maynot be that lucky, and I really hope that you dont think letting your dog having a litter of puppies for that reason is the right thing to do.

    Dogs need to be bred for the right reasons and need to be tested for genetic conditions that they may pass on to their pups before being bred. Having puppies can also be dangerous for the bitch in inexperienced hands, especially if she is bred too young. Good breeders are also responsible for their pups for the rest of their lives so they dont end up at the pound if things go wrong.

    I hope you keep that in mind with your little one and dont allow her to breed.
    Enjoy her as a pet.
    Last edited by Kalacreek; 01-08-2011 at 02:11 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chipps View Post
    That's what a milk crate is for CD

    Nice photo of your pup, looks like it's ready for mischief

    When I was 18, my first pup was a BC, I love em to bits. We had a small garden though and learnt the hard way.

    Poor little guy ended up on a local dairy farm where he was better suited & much happier.

    Cheers
    Cam
    My Shettland stallion knows all about getting past height restrictens when wanting to get the job done, lol...............
    Yep bc are great dogs.
    I have a shih tzu x maltesse(Ithink) & he's a rat, a bit of an air head & a real clown. We can never keep him out of the water dishes, lol............

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    Welcome! Cruise is gorgeous!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kalacreek View Post
    I hope you keep that in mind with your little one and dont allow her to breed.
    Enjoy her as a pet.
    If I wish for my puppy to have a litter of puppies I will let her. Just because she is a cross breed, that shouldnt matter. Most bitches calm down after that have had puppies and I have been asked by alot of people if she is going to be having a litter because they would all like one of her pups.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoarderPoo View Post
    If I wish for my puppy to have a litter of puppies I will let her. Just because she is a cross breed, that shouldnt matter. Most bitches calm down after that have had puppies and I have been asked by alot of people if she is going to be having a litter because they would all like one of her pups.
    Ok just asking but what would you put over her?
    Be warned everyone wants a pup untill it becomes a relality & then you get left holding the pups.
    Just wondering is she bc height or shih tzu height?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoarderPoo View Post
    If I wish for my puppy to have a litter of puppies I will let her. Just because she is a cross breed, that shouldnt matter. Most bitches calm down after that have had puppies and I have been asked by alot of people if she is going to be having a litter because they would all like one of her pups.
    I am not putting her down because she is a crossbreed. It is fallacy that letting a bitch have a litter of pups calms them down. I have had many bitches in my lifetime and good training is all that is required. Some Border collies are high drive and no amount of litters is going to calm then down, the mother of my high drive working BC illustrates that point nicely. She is and always will be full on, but is controllable through her training.

    I work in rescue and we euthanaise a lot of pups coming from thoughtless matings. Some have temperament issues and other have genetic problems. I myself have an elbow dysplastic dog from an untested mating.

    My friend recently had to euthanaise her dog bought from a pet store when it developed severe hip dysplasia. Border collies can have hip dysplasia and they can have genetic eye problems if untested and mated to another carrier.

    In rescue we also have lost bitches from complications in pregnancy, dropped off when their owners coudnt afford the vet bills when problems developed.

    I have seen it all so I would be remiss if I didnt say something. Breed away if you must but please think long and hard about it. Imagine the chaos if we all bred every bitch we ever owned for that reason.
    Last edited by Kalacreek; 01-09-2011 at 07:29 PM.

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