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    Question What Things I Should Avoid when Asking Breeder About a Puppy ?

    how specific can you be as a buyer i wonder cause my dream bc is a blue merle bc female with blue eyes i know the breeder im looking at dose get these dogs but i dont want to runie my chances by being to specific

    is it a bad idea to say this is what i want i know clouring is not all that maters
    but the dogs im looking at tick all the other boxes

    what other this do you think i should not ask or tell the breeder common things

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    If you want a dog with those specific attributes, tell the breeder that. If you are happy to wait a little longer until one of these comes up then do it.
    You are probably paying a decent sum for the dog and you it will be with you for the next 15 years of your life so waiting an extra year to get the dog you want isnt a huge deal
    Owning a dog should be a partnership. Much like a good marriage it should be based on love, trust and devotion until death do you part.
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    Well, when i got Koda, i was in a similar position to you. i wanted a blue merle, male Australian Shepherd with a tail, (who would be good at agility) and luckily i was able to get exactly what i wanted, with the personality to match! the breeder seemed to not have any problems with my many preferences either

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    Quote Originally Posted by maddogdodge View Post
    Well, when i got Koda, i was in a similar position to you. i wanted a blue merle, male Australian Shepherd with a tail, (who would be good at agility) and luckily i was able to get exactly what i wanted, with the personality to match! the breeder seemed to not have any problems with my many preferences either
    THANX

    Im so glad I guess if you know what you want it helps the breeder match you

    this has made me feel so much better I will tell the breeder I am happy to wait for my dream dog Aussie with a tail I have not seen one

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    Have you looked at coolies or koolies, shedeivl?

    Most of them come with merle like coats and crazy eyes.

    I know the Merle BCs are pretty, but if both their parents were Merle, they can be prone to other health problems like eye problems including blindness and deafness. Border Collie Colours

    I confess I have a preference for blue cattle dogs but would have taken a red one if I had found one of those first. In fact I went out to AWL to look at a red ACD but it was gone when I got there and it was a boy - posted on the web as female - oops. But there were two blue ACDx puppies there when I got there, so I took one of those.

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    I have to say I'm a breeder and I hate it when people put a strong emphasis on colour preferences and turn people away that are so specific. My response is always that I breed happy, healthy quality puppies with no thought to colour.

    You also have to bear in mind that what you are after is not a colour combination that most BC breeders will be striving for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MAC View Post
    You also have to bear in mind that what you are after is not a colour combination that most BC breeders will be striving for.
    I do understand that fact but like i said the breeder i have looked at has at least two pix on there website with these colors as a breder would there be a way i could word it without u getting so annoyed

    something like my ideal pup would be a female bule merle bc with blue eyes and I would be willing to make a deposit and wait a few litters to see
    however I do love the other bc colors and am sure I could still find a happy healthy pup that i would loved just as much maybe event more

    but if you did happen to breed my ideal pup i would like it if you could keep it in mind when matching me to one of your many beautiful puppies

    do u think that would be abetter way to ask

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    Have you looked at coolies or koolies, shedeivl?
    I have looked and I have been thinking about it very hard thing is I know that if I could not get my ideal BC I would be just as happy with another BC or a Bc rescue

    getting coolies in my area is near in-possible and I've always wanted a bc it's just as I was researching to see if it was a good choice of dog for me and my family i fell in love with the blue Merle with blue eyes don't get me wrong I love other colour types and would probley be happy with any its just that my preferred colour combo

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    You can only ask.

    I would probably say I know it's every breeders aim to breed quality, healthy happy puppies but I have seen and really love coloured BC's and note you have a picture of my dream dog on your website is it likely you will have puppies of similar colour in the future???

    I find it quite odd that they are breeding these 'colours' so make sure they are not producing these unusual colours for the sake of money, say much the same as some SBT breeders concentrate on blue.

    For me my first aim is to determine the right breed for my lifestyle, next is to then find a breeder who's ethics reflect what I think is a good breeder. Sex would be unimportant to me unless I already had a dog at home, then last would come the colour. But that's me and getting a dog is very much an 'each to their own' type of thing.

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    For me my first aim is to determine the right breed for my lifestyle, next is to then find a breeder who's ethics reflect what I think is a good breeder. Sex would be unimportant to me unless I already had a dog at home, then last would come the colour. But that's me and getting a dog is very much an 'each to their own' type of thing.
    This is the breeder Im thinking of going with Blue Moon Border Collies

    why I like this breeder
    the hip scores ect are good,dogs are healthy
    the pups are sold on a de-sex contract they only place pups into working home or sport homes
    they don't breed all the time
    the pups have a proven agility background
    they keep the pup till there 8 weeks old
    Pups are microchiped, wormed and vaccinated prior to placement.
    Great care is taken socializing our pups, they live in the house and are exposed
    to a variety of positive experiences as they mature.
    raised on a farm
    sex I want a female as I have had female dogs pluse i want to do dog dancing and dress the dog up i would feel bad about putting bows in a males coat
    then color looks ect
    Last edited by Shedeivl; 11-15-2011 at 02:30 PM.

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