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    Quote Originally Posted by Peta23 View Post
    OH works in the ag industry too. He see farmers place. Some places the dogs are locked when they aren't being used or they are treated like normal pets like Kala.

    We wouldnt get a BC cos they can't deal with the heat. That's why we have a red kelpie not a black one. Reds don't over heat that quick like black ones.

    I wondered why most of the kelpies I see on my travels are red!

    My short coated black and white BC deals pretty well with the heat when it comes to working, he is so obsessed with sheep he would go till he dropped dead! although he does appreciate a nice sheep trough!

    Mind you his mother is a complete high drive workaholic BC!

    My neighbour was telling me that a friend of his is a pastoralist up north with cattle and he has actually switched to Border collies!
    Last edited by Kalacreek; 01-16-2011 at 07:16 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peta23 View Post
    OH works in the ag industry too. He see farmers place. Some places the dogs are locked when they aren't being used or they are treated like normal pets like Kala.

    We wouldnt get a BC cos they can't deal with the heat. That's why we have a red kelpie not a black one. Reds don't over heat that quick like black ones.
    Oh don't think i'm saying all farmers with dogs or farmers who bred are bad as I am a multi generational farmer myself who also breeds dogs.
    Just that many of these famous kelpie breeders you see out at trails & promoting their dogs at ag fests etc keep their dogs in terrible conditions.
    Not all though but alot of poeple don't realize how many they breed a yr compared to how many go on to be good workdogs or family pets, what happens to the rest?
    I also use pure dogs myself for workdogs but do know many who swear by their bc/k multi generational x's.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kalacreek View Post
    Yes I have to wonder, there are so many opinions out there like kelpies are better yard dogs and BC are better paddock dogs etc. We get very frosty mornings and extreme heat and the kelpies seem to do fine in both as does my BC and Koolie. I have seen both breeds knocked up by heat and some that will go all day. Tullys book really gets down to the basics of breeding a good working dog.
    I think it's more about individuals than breed per say.
    Many used to say our bc weren't pure because of their short coats & mim white markings but they where papered dogs just breed on work ability not pretty markings & coats for many generations.
    Dogs make everyday life enjoyable...........

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    Most farmers over ere use a huntaway x kelpies or pure kelpies

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    Kala: Yep I was suprised when OH told me why we would never have a black kelpie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peta23 View Post
    Most farmers over ere use a huntaway x kelpies or pure kelpies
    New Zealand Huntaway, great dogs don't see them much anymore around these parts.
    Here I'd have to say the bc/k x & kelpie/cattle x are the most comman x & kelpies & bc for pures.
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    Quote Originally Posted by crazydog View Post
    Why?
    I hope I have not offended you as that was not my intention.
    I believe everyone is welcome to their own opinions & like to hear others opinions.
    No, not offended.
    I just don't like hearing about dogs being chained up, shot or sent to pet shops.

    "Farmers also breed their own dogs and there are plenty of mixes. The good ones get used and the rest get shot or given away or sent to pet shops."

    Just reminds me of the greyhound industry.
    Last edited by molly33; 01-16-2011 at 08:42 PM. Reason: spelling

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    Sad isn't it Molly? Sometimes it seems that some of the dogs that work the hardest, for the least benefit to themselves and the most to their humans are subject to the worst treatment and greatest lack of respect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by molly33 View Post
    No, not offended.
    I just don't like hearing about dogs being chained up, shot or sent to pet shops.

    "Farmers also breed their own dogs and there are plenty of mixes. The good ones get used and the rest get shot or given away or sent to pet shops."

    Just reminds me of the greyhound industry.
    That's life.. Not every dog can be saved..
    I knows it's harsh but it's the truth..

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    It is true. But they shouldn't be bred if they're not wanted - long term. That's life as well.

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