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Personally,...I like all the various herding composites, been around them since I was very young,..and now I am very old   As for their usage,..well,..only a fool keeps a dog that cannot do the job

What I've found over the years is that people who don't like collie in a dog normally struggle with training them ... something to do with the dog being more intelligent than them lol .......

For me they suit me, I like there temperament the way they work there looks i.e. statue, coat, feet, bone, head, and brains, all these I rate very highly in a dog, has I,ve got older my thoughts an

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Lol had a we collie was great we ferreting dog no bad at the lamping apart from stalking if it was stalking a rabbit then it ran it would come back to me lol.great we marker then it turnedb6 years old would false Mark wouldn't take its eyes of you ended up scatty shame

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Seen some cracking collie crosses of different crosses but being honest the best ones I see always had summat other than

Collie an grey in mix, saw couple with coursing dog added that were very good an few with bit bull in an it made for much better dogs, just my opinion haha before anybody starts greeting haha

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a bit of collie is enough,,,with bits of other stuff,,,,in other words a LURCHER,,, :thumbs:

 

i do like the line bred collie typs..but again some of them have bits added,,like whipp or deer.....

 

and as karchum said them coursing dog crosses are handy :thumbs:

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I've a whippet grey bitch im looking to breed in a couple of seasons. I want to add some substance this generation and probably go down the collie route. Know of a few genuine working collies near but also of a half bred hancock. My bitch is only 22" unsure if that size can take to the collie frame aswell as a greyhound does

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The best dog I ever saw in 35 years was a border beardie cross grey. I have spoken about that dog before on here and of all the dogs I have seen it was the one I would dearly have loved to own.

Best I have seen was a border/beardie from hancock,his owner used to be on here,saw the dog take around 100 fox in a winter,decent on rabbits,loved fallow deer,he was a machine.

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The best dog I ever saw in 35 years was a border beardie cross grey. I have spoken about that dog before on here and of all the dogs I have seen it was the one I would dearly have loved to own.

 

Best I have seen was a border/beardie from hancock,his owner used to be on here,saw the dog take around 100 fox in a winter,decent on rabbits,loved fallow deer,he was a machine.
what sort height was he then .atb bunnys.
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The best dog I ever saw in 35 years was a border beardie cross grey. I have spoken about that dog before on here and of all the dogs I have seen it was the one I would dearly have loved to own.

Best I have seen was a border/beardie from hancock,his owner used to be on here,saw the dog take around 100 fox in a winter,decent on rabbits,loved fallow deer,he was a machine.
what sort height was he then .atb bunnys.

 

He was 25 or 26 inch mate,if the owner is still on here under another name he might chime in,this was around 25 years back,the dog was frequently worked across Essex and Hertfordshire back then,the owner was from the north-east but used to travel down weekly.

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It,s eäch to their own, personaly i prefer more collie in my dogs than greyhound blood where i work my dogs a greyhound type wouldn't live two minutes, also ī,m not a huge fan of 3/4 type dogs, I breed my own and my dogs are off genuine working lines, and genuine working collies. Regards Collie John.

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The best dog I ever saw in 35 years was a border beardie cross grey. I have spoken about that dog before on here and of all the dogs I have seen it was the one I would dearly have loved to own.

 

Best I have seen was a border/beardie from hancock,his owner used to be on here,saw the dog take around 100 fox in a winter,decent on rabbits,loved fallow deer,he was a machine.
what sort height was he then .atb bunnys.

He was 25 or 26 inch mate,if the owner is still on here under another name he might chime in,this was around 25 years back,the dog was frequently worked across Essex and Hertfordshire back then,the owner was from the north-east but used to travel down weekly.
I think back then the dogs from there were not to bad I had a small bearded border bitch for a bit ,nowadays I'm wondering about the bearded collie blood.As finding working type bearded collies must be getting harder.

Though I like the look of the offspring from the mr Jones stud dog .but it's whether I round stump up the £350-400 for a Pup kept in a pen ,also the pups look ribby.

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It,s eäch to their own, personaly i prefer more collie in my dogs than greyhound blood where i work my dogs a greyhound type wouldn't live two minutes, also ī,m not a huge fan of 3/4 type dogs, I breed my own and my dogs are off genuine working lines, and genuine working collies. Regards Collie John.

Do you ever work a reverse cross 3/4 collie 1/4 running dog?
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I agree with all the above who have said it depends on the ground you're working your dog on, though I'd add that your own temperament and how it gels with collies (or not as the case may be) is as important.

 

When I bought my first lurcher it was a half bred and I was living in Coniston. When I moved back to Hampshire I continued with the half crosses for a few years until I bought a pure herding dog and now find that because of where I work them (very small fields with dense hedgerows and woodland with a lot of undergrowth) I catch more with them than I did with the half crosses. The flip side is that whenever they see any in the open they haven't got a hope of catching up to it, let alone turning it.

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