Soap box if fine. I have one too. If we all get up on it now and then we do good work for dogs in need. As a fellow fosterer thanks for what u do!!
Very true, but the breeders she is referring to, do NOT breed merle to merle. They are very careful in which dogs they are going to breed, and do amazing things with their pups.I can tell you now, just about any breeder of blue merle border collies is breeding dogs solely for profit and nothing else, regardless of what they make you believe.
krazykaine3;19801 . For now said:I don't normally join in these conversations, simply because they become conflict, and everyone has the right to an opinion, whether it is right or wrong. However this topic is very passionate to me.
In Australia we have a major problem, with a dog being destroyed every 4 minutes. As in the US, we point the finger at the puppy mills, and rightfully so. Expecting our governments and authorities to change this, is simply not happening.
KrazyKaine - I cannot agree more .
Education is the answer. Communities like the DTA, dog sport groups and anyone associated with dog activities, whether it be simply visiting dog parks or other places like most of us that induldge our dogs in many training and social activities, need to spread the word on this problem and how each of us can take a part in fixing it.
If you are thinking of purchasing a dog...where did it come from ?
Making a responsable decision and not an emotional one, will go a long way to fixing this problem.
Oh honey, I believe he'd be considered a SABLE, not a red. Soo pretty. ^^tigerlily46514 said:Here is an INTERESTING looking red and white, reeeally unique look. Looks PB to me. 1 year old, gets on with other dogs. Perfect age!! Sounds like a fireball, if that is what you want? You sound like you might be the kind of person who could bring out the best in this here dog...
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This dog is prob. a double merle you can tell if he actually is by looking at his eyes, if there is any blue spots/speckles he will be a double merle. how's his hearing and eyesight? he's gorgeous btw.. I'd want him if he was deaf!ruffmuttk9z;19507 said:I can tell you now, just about any breeder of blue merle border collies is breeding dogs solely for profit and nothing else, regardless of what they make you believe.
I've got a nice blue merle rescue boy here right now. Want him? He's 2 1/2 and comes from one of the "best sports dog breeders" in the country and I've got his papers to prove it. Someone paid at least $1000 for this dog. Why the heck is he in rescue if he came from such a marvelous breeder?????