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    A Border Collie is a good watch dog.

    Anything more than a dog that barks to alert you to visitors, unwanted or otherwise is just a recipe for disaster IMO.

    Most dogs upon reaching adulthood will protect their property to some degree.

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    Is hubby going to be the one to look after this dog? Does he know how long you've had your heart set on a border collie?

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    No his not going to be the one to look after the dog

    but he has to live with it too he said he dose not like bc he was only going to let me get one as he knew it would make me happy

    Im going to look into GSD I do love them too just not as much as BC

    he says the right dog will come along at the right time and I should keep my mind oppen to other options like GSD and rescues

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    he was only going to let me get one
    He does have to live with it too. Sort of. He's not home as much as you, right?

    "let me"

    And people wonder why I'm single. Marriage is supposed to be a team effort not about him letting her do stuff. Yikes. I suppose you could "let him" have a say.

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    yeah well the issue here is his had alot of dogs and did not really want another one as he was not ready to go though the heart arch if something went wrong I have not had as many dogs and miss the kinda love only a furry friend can give you he has always had bog dogs like rotties GSD ect I have always had working breeds like kelpies bc crosses and ACD crosses I did have a GSD but it was my sister dog I was 5-6 when he died so don't rember a lot about him so he finely said he ready for a dog so I was like yeah I can get my bc I thought there was a issue this this but keeped saying no it's ok
    you can get ur bc then I said I dont want the dog to be just mine i want it to be a family dog he said he realy dont like bc as they can be to hyper sometimes and he would be happier with a larger breed the only large breed we both like is GSD so that why im looking into them now I will always love bc and still want one but maybe for us GSD would be a better choice I dont know Im torn

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    Unfortunately in a family situation (two adults) you have to be able to compromise a bit sometimes.

    In saying that, I hope you get the BC you want...but would a GSD be the end of the world?

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    Or...why not one of each? LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lala View Post
    Or...why not one of each? LOL
    I wish maybe in the future but dont want to take on more then one pup right now lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lala View Post
    but would a GSD be the end of the world?
    No it would not be it's my second fav dog breed and his second fav too he wanted a mastiff X ridgeback as his first choice but I think there way too big

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    he realy dont like bc as they can be to hyper sometimes
    Yikes - the working line GSD and the Malinois - can be even more "hyper" and prone to obsession than the BC.

    So he wants something protective that won't have anything go wrong, and won't be too hyper.

    How about an Australian Terrier?

    Burglars are more afraid of some of the small dogs - we had one that was very reliable about letting us know when there were strangers around, and it bit. Being in a house full of teenagers - it did have to defend itself fairly often.

    Or for a dog that can live forever and scares a lot of people - ACDx. But they do like to chase cars - and if you don't train them to ignore the moving things, they can die young too.

    Personally I like a dog to be small enough I can pick it up and put it in the car if I need to. So anything over 30kg is out for me.

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