Hello From A Bc Mix Owner!

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by brodog, Jun 16, 2013.

  1. brodog Active Member

    Hi, I'm Sarah and I'm glad to have found this site. Last year I adopted a 6 month old Border Collie mix, Brody. He is now 60 pounds and 25 inches at the shoulder. I love to teach him tricks and train animals in any way, shape, or form (Positive methods only, of course!)
    It's always been my dream to be a professional dog trainer, and hopefully I'll be on my way in about 10 years or so. Brody is my first dog and I love him to bits, all though I sometimes regret not buying an 8-week old pure Border Collie puppy. (I did have the opportunity!) He currently knows basic obedience, some tricks and I'm building an Agility course to teach him that. He is, however, very shy, but someday will overcome his fears and learn to trust me without thinking twice.
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  2. brody_smom Experienced Member

    Welcome to the DTA Forum. This is going to get confusing! ;) My BC mix is also named Brody! They do look very different, though. How old is your Brody now? He's a pretty big boy for a BC. Any ideas what he might be mixed with?
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  3. jackienmutts Honored Member

    Hi and welcome! Lots of BC lovers on the forum, so you'll be in good company - and yeah, funny having two BC-mixes both named Brody! :LOL: Have fun.....
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  4. Evie Experienced Member

    Welcome to the BC (Ball of Crazy) club. :D

    My BC is shy too .. and I've had her since a puppy - she was just born that way.

    Hope you enjoy the forum :) Any questions, please do ask. We're a very friendly bunch here :D
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  5. brodog Active Member

    Thanks for the warm welcome, everbody! I love all of your dogs!
    And yes, this will be funny, there's now two Brodies. :LOL: Double trouble!
    My Brody is 1 Year and 7 Months old now. (I love those PitaPata counters!)
    He seems like a mix of Ball-O-Crazy, German Shepherd and Lab. Most people only see the BC, though!
    I will indeed enjoy this forum, hopefully it will help me and Bro-boy climb to new heights. :)
  6. southerngirl Honored Member

    Welcome, Brody looks super handsome. I also have a BC mix.
  7. sara Moderator

    Welcome to the DTA! I'm not a BC owner LOL though I did foster a deaf one for a couple of months last year :)
  8. MaryK Honored Member

    LOL that thought went immediately through my mind, before I even read your post. We'll all have to be on our toes as to which Brody is which!:LOL:
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  9. MaryK Honored Member

    Welcome to the forum.:D Loads of BC and BC mixes here, and yes, another Brody! I too have, what we think, is a BC X with Shepherd, though the Shep is most prominent in looks, he's a ball crazy extravert though. My Tiger Lily was a shy dog but over time she came out of her shell a bit, though always reserved, she did make friends and play with other dogs.

    You're right, it's a trust thing between you and Bro Boy which may help him over come his shyness to a point, but he may well always be shy, like Evie B's BC, whom I've met, she's shy but very lovely and well trained.
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    I don't have a BC, lol, but my families first ever dog was a BC x Corgie that we adopted when he was 12, unfortunetly we didn't have him long (he came with health issues).
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  11. brodog Active Member

    Thank you for the warm welcome, everybody!
  12. MissyBC Experienced Member

    Welcome to DTA! Brody's very handsome. I'm sure we'd all love to see photos!!
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  13. brodog Active Member

    My baby in front of the chicken coop. Early spring photo, I think.
  14. brody_smom Experienced Member

    I can see German Shepherd in the ears. The rest looks lean and leggy, though hard to say for sure since he's lying down! I'll bet he's fast!
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  15. brodog Active Member

    Yeah, I always see a little GSD in his head and expression. The rest, I don't know.
    He's not nearly as fast as a pure Border Collie, as he weighs twice as much! :p
    Thanks for the comment!
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