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52 minutes ago, Allan P said:

Anyone working a full Border Collie for bushing rabbits. If so how useful are they to have around?

I used one for few years, Along side a lakie, ended up breeding them together as the collie was as good as anything else is seen, pups all turned into seriously versatile wee dogs👍 Get one an try it, I doubt you’ll regret lt👍

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4 minutes ago, W. Katchum said:

I used one for few years, Along side a lakie, ended up breeding them together as the collie was as good as anything else is seen, pups all turned into seriously versatile wee dogs👍 Get one an try it, I doubt you’ll regret lt👍

Seriously thinking about one in the New Year. I don’t ferret or lamp anymore so want something for hunting up rabbits and generally mooching about the moor. 

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Just now, Allan P said:

Seriously thinking about one in the New Year. I don’t ferret or lamp anymore so want something for hunting up rabbits and generally mooching about the moor. 

I was in same boat pal but jigsaw mentioned w litter w kelpie crosses an it was always summat I wanted to try, said all along tho that there was w chance I could have ended up with a collie instead, glad I got the halfx now tbh, but I do know I’ll have another collie at some point, only a matter of time, if you can gel with collies, them I think is a no brainier to use em as a knock about dog👍

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9 minutes ago, W. Katchum said:

I was in same boat pal but jigsaw mentioned w litter w kelpie crosses an it was always summat I wanted to try, said all along tho that there was w chance I could have ended up with a collie instead, glad I got the halfx now tbh, but I do know I’ll have another collie at some point, only a matter of time, if you can gel with collies, them I think is a no brainier to use em as a knock about dog👍

Their intelligence could cause me a few issues to be honest. 

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1 hour ago, Allan P said:

Their intelligence could cause me a few issues to be honest.

They're smarter than a few on here, that's for sure.....

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Had one about 25 years ago great dog used to take her out ratchin about with the ferrets she would mark warrens and catch the bolters if any slipped the nets fantastic nose on her too she caught a few hares as well snatching them out there forms in the whins and reed beds all in a cracking wee dog to have about 😁 

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Good topic, something I've thought about for the future. One thing that puts me off is the tyre biting collie stereotype, and if they switch off when not out and about?

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3 hours ago, Allan P said:

Seriously thinking about one in the New Year. I don’t ferret or lamp anymore so want something for hunting up rabbits and generally mooching about the moor. 

had one, was a great little ferreting/ratching dog. and a big plus is trainabilty and biddable. You wont regret it.

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7 minutes ago, MH1 said:

Good topic, something I've thought about for the future. One thing that puts me off is the tyre biting collie stereotype, and if they switch off when not out and about?

a lot of collies can be a bit hyper, mine was fine, farm bred.

 

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11 minutes ago, MH1 said:

Good topic, something I've thought about for the future. One thing that puts me off is the tyre biting collie stereotype, and if they switch off when not out and about?

Yes I know what you mean, the Lurchers I’ve had tended to sleep most of the day until you put your boots on then it’s like a switch has been flipped.  Not sure a full Border Collie has an off switch.  

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The collie I mentioned was calm and quiet but I know where your coming from about no off switch I am no expert on collies but maybe it's just some lines of collie that are manic like that had a first cross collie grey and you could lamp him near enough all night and ferret him all next day no problem he was like that seen you with wellies or a coat on and he would be bouncing around his pen like a kangaroo but that's what I liked about him up for it all the time any time 😂 

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3 hours ago, W. Katchum said:

I was in same boat pal but jigsaw mentioned w litter w kelpie crosses an it was always summat I wanted to try, said all along tho that there was w chance I could have ended up with a collie instead, glad I got the halfx now tbh, but I do know I’ll have another collie at some point, only a matter of time, if you can gel with collies, them I think is a no brainier to use em as a knock about dog👍

Really interested to see how your pup turns out, wonder if the dog work cattle and sheep on the farm???

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1 minute ago, keepdiggin said:

Really interested to see how your pup turns out, wonder if the dog work cattle and sheep on the farm???

Daft cnut is trying 😂

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