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    Question Working Border Collie Bitch

    Hey all,

    I'm looking to get a working BC Bitch to hopefully work on catte once older enough, as sadly my BC will not go near cattle to save herself and will only work sleep. Looks dont matter to myself they need the temperament, health, and working abilty behind them.

    Also will be much adored family member as well

    Do you reccomend anyone that suits my needs??

    Kindest Regards,
    Kristin

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    Why a BC?
    Border Collies are sheep dog, hence why she's probably a little nervous around cows.
    Have you considered an ACD?
    Education not Legislation

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    I know of some good working line bc breed to work cattle they even heel & bite well. Actully my horse rider mentor swears by them & uses them as yard dogs at cattle sales. I know his are reg working dogs but not sure about pedigree reg but they are a little larger than your average show bc & all have a medium lengh bc coat & many have a little less white than a show bc. He dosn't breed his hardly ever & rarely dose he part with 1 of his own but I thought you'd like to know that bc that work cattle well do exsist.
    Myf's right they are sheep dogs though so you really have to find a breeder that specilaizes in them I guess.
    If pedigree rego is important to you they may be harder to come across but I have known of a few reg bc that work cattle well but some see it as a fault as the ones who works cattle well rarely work sheep as well as they are too bitey & close.
    Dogs make everyday life enjoyable...........

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    Found my puppy dog, YAY!! Getting two BC bitchs, black n white and black tri. Great working lines behind, super high drive dogs. At this point in time they are only 2weeks old, so ill try and get photos to share asap

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    What lines are they from? I also have a working BC and noticed there are a few working breeders in Victoria. There are some breeders in Queensland that specialise in breeding BCs for cattle work.

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    cool.......
    I'm sure they will be great.
    Dogs make everyday life enjoyable...........

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    They are also from two unrated line's, is case down the tract i want to start my own working line. They are coming from Waddys Collies, they are very well known since looking around. Alot of there dogs are flown up to QLD for work.

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    I have heard they are hard workers with plenty of heart.
    Lucky you found them when I asked around any litters of true cattle working BC where already spoken for. So this is something people are obvessly after for a reason.
    Good luck with your pups.
    Dogs make everyday life enjoyable...........

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    Love working Dogs....There are some special event now in the USA, where Horse rider and dogs work cattle in a "herding like" event. They use a lot of BC's and Aussies.
    I would love to go and see something like that . Good luck with your puppies
    Pets are forever

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    Thanks guys. Cant wait to get there little fuzz butts here so exciting. Cant wait until i go to USA me, my partner and kids are planning a trip though America and Canada. My Partner Glenn is American and has got a massive family there.... Good to catch up with them.

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