Meet the new addition! This little black bi female has a beautiful big blaze and a full white collar.
I have a friend who breeds AKC conformation line Rough Collies, and is also working on a line of Farm Collies. Farm Collies are essentially old-fashioned Rough Collies. The breed standard has changed over the years as breeders have worked towards whatever physical appearance they deemed best for the breed (look how German Shepherds have changed over the years; some people prefer the sloped back while others can’t stand it). The traditional Collie look no longer meets the standard. Because of that, there aren’t many breeders who strive for the old-fashioned look. The few who wish to resurrect the old-fashioned type often use other breeds of the Collie family, like Border Collies and Australian Shepherds, to bring back the type they desire.
This little black and white female is from my friend’s first Farm Collie litter. Her dam, Gypsy, is a black bi Australian Shepherd and her sire, Axel, is a Sable Merle Rough Collie (normal eyed non-carrier for CEA/CH and non-carrier for PRA). I’ll be taking in this little girl for awhile, to raise and care for until she is ready to have her eyes and hips tested. If the results are clear, she will be bred to a very handsome Blue Merle Rough Collie named Caesar (normal eyed and a non-carrier for PRA; testing pending for MDR1 status). Caesar has a nice pedigree, with a ton of Canadian champions on his sire’s side and true sheep-herding working collies on his dam’s side.
I was really eager to see how these Farm Collies turn out, and now I’ll have the opportunity to see first hand as this little female grows up among my pack! I will be driving Northwest to pick her up in December.
Why are you supporting breeders? Go to the shelter and get a puppy from there if you want a dog.People need to stop breeding,too many dogs!
I was expecting at least one of these, and here it is. Lol. Responsible breeders are not the cause for overpopulation, but thank you for your concern! Take it up with irresponsible pet owners who invest in dogs that aren’t suitable for their lifestyle, or who refuse to actually train and work with their dogs to develop a well rounded member of the family.
Dogs end up in shelters for many reasons, but responsible breeding is not one of them. Responsible breeders actually have contracts that pet owners must sign saying they agree to return the dog if they no longer wish to keep it. No responsible breeder ever wants their puppies to end up in a shelter, which is why they write legal contracts to prevent that from happening. If any puppies end up in a shelter it’s because their owners were not responsible and failed to adhere to the contract.
First off 25% of shelter dogs are pure need so obviously something is wrong and we can start to correct that by discontinuing breeding.I honestly do not care how responsible breeders are,they are taking away homes from dogs who could have been adopted and as someone who has been in rescue for 15+ years I find that completely unacceptable.You can find the breed you want in a shelter.And I really didn’t appreciate your condescending tone,I am not some animal crazy girl with stars in her eyes.
Are you aware that “pure bred” does not mean “came from a reputable breeder?”
Start making that distinction first.
Additionally, “pure bred” from a backyard breeder does not mean “well bred” and they can still have tons of problems. If youre buying from a reputable breeder youre getting as close as youre going to get for a guarantee on temperament & health.
You can “correct that” by never allowing any backyard breeders to exist. In a perfect world we’d have only have good breeders who do it right and do it well, but we don’t. We’d have an easier time correcting the problem if more people knew how to be responsible with their animals, knew what breeds they were compatible with/are compatible with their lifestyles and if people could be responsible enough to keep their dogs from fucking.
The thing I don’t think these anti-breeder people get is that “adopt don’t shop” doesn’t save mixed breed dogs OR dogs in shelters. People backyard breeding their dogs (most commonly mixes) use the shelters as a safety net to dump their dogs off whe they can’t sell them for $50 a pup on Craigslist
It’s easy to turn the tables around on these people just by saying “when you adopt, you’re supporting people irresponsibly breeding their pets and dumping them” :)
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Easier said than done when more than one person has said you embarrass them, called you annoying, ect.