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    So i thought I would post some pictures of my to best mates.

    Sophie is a 1yo Border Collie cross we rescued as a pup from a shelter and Diesel is a 7 month old English Staff.







    Sophie is quite an intelligent dog but she is very, VERY skittish. So loud sounds, etc startle her and her instinct is to bolt. Not sure why she has this, maybe from being in the shelter at the start of her life?

    Diesel is more thoughtly and more obediant. He' an old soul as one of my friends said.

    Not sure why, both are malting their top coats like mad at the moment! I thought they would be malting less coming into winter.

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    Awww, he is the cutest staffy i've seen, and i mean it!!!

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    Sophie is quite an intelligent dog but she is very, VERY skittish. So loud sounds, etc startle her and her instinct is to bolt. Not sure why she has this, maybe from being in the shelter at the start of her life?


    Seems to be fairly characteristic of being a part border collie. When I was reading up when I got Maggie several sites warned that it was important to take great care near roads as they would bolt and were easily spooked by unusual and loud sounds. I have found it true and been glad a couple of times she was well tethered to me when she got a fright and went to flee. Fortunately now she would be more likely to bolt to me than away but I will never have her off leash around a road.

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    Welcome to shedding season. Just get outside and brush away...

    I agree with Farrview - Border Collies (BC) are often very sensitive to everything going on around them. Lots who have had great homes forever are this way. They make great business for the people who sell thundershirts and the like.

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    Great pics of Sophie and Diesel! Thanks for sharing

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    Awsome pics !!!...love the snoozing on the couch shot !!!


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    very cute

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