A vote for 'Megalast'... because they float as well
We have a Border Collie cross Golden Retriever..... Tessa, she will be nine next week and we have had her as a rescue puppy since 5 weeks old. She is the smartest dog we have and i use he to teach the newfies all the water rescue work...Show and tell. I know quite a lot of them as i was on a Search and rescue training forum and they often use the cross.they breed them. Only Golden mums and BC dad's and only first cross for doing rescue work...they all look like my Tessa always seem to be black. She is the small dog in my photos the others are newfoundlands.....dog sitting in front of the newfie on the kayak on my signature photo.
I also do not use tennis balls and I love the chuckit ball
Tessa know about thrity differnt items, either t rescue, life-jacket, kayak, or all the rescue items and lots of toys by name and will bring the correct one. We have to give all the toys a name and use the same name so she learns new toys. She just had two new ones for Christmas a Dragon and a Dinosaur........so now "dragon" and "dino" are part of her objects named.
have fun with your clever pup
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Where did you get this mix ive been trying everywhere!? Thankyou
They're not usually planned. If they are planned you should run a mile.
How do I find a good dog breeder? - RSPCA Australia knowledgebase
You don't know what mix of genetics you will get with a cross - a lot of deliberate cross breeders make promises about what the dog will be like but they can't keep any of them.
You may get the clumsiness of a GR combined with the obsessive tendencies of a border collie... You may get a dog that is bigger than both parents... which is what happens when GR are crossed with poodles... Or you might get a gorgeous dog.
And make sure you meet both parents and that they're both friendly with humans and other dogs. I've met both GR and BC that are very grumpy dogs. You don't want one of those either.
I really would like to know where you got him from, i know the risks i have this breed already thanks
Tiffany, I can appreciate your want to have the same mix breed as your current dog. However I'm afraid that Hyacinth is right, a cross like that can result in pups that sway to either parent... which could result in VERY different dogs... both in appearance and in temperament. You could have two pups from the same litter, one that looks exactly like a Border collie and one that looks exactly like a golden retriever. And the same goes for temperament one pup may have the high energy (insanity) and herding instincts of a border collie and the other may have the soft nature and retrieving instincts of a Retriever.
Yes it is possible to get the best of both breeds... but without someone putting a lot of thought into the dogs used for breeding and their history, it is just as likely that you will end up with the worst of both breeds... people seem to forget that.
I see this exact situation a lot with Labrador X Poodles. Some of them have a short/medium length coat that straight and not thick... whereas others have ridiculous coats that look like a curly poodle's coat but they also have the thick undercoat as well... you could get both of these coat types in the same litter... thats just how cross breeding works.
I've met some Lab X Poodles that if kept in a poodle clip they would fool me as a pure bred Poodle... and i've met some that if clipped to the right length, would look very similar to a pure labrador!
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