What makes your dog right for you and would you recommend it to someone else?
I’ve been mulling over what makes people choose a particular breed of dog and how to recommend the right kind of dog to the right people. Last week I was chatting to two people; one had a Husky and the other had two King Charles spaniels. We were remarking on how different our breeds were and laughing about their distinctive characteristics. So this has started me thinking that I should interview owners of different breeds about what they like, or don’t like about their own dog(s).
I have already written about having a Practice Dog to stay and in there I listed the ‘challenges’ you face in having a Border Collie; their obsessions, their nervousness and their endless energy to name but three. But they are also amazing, exciting and incredibly loving dogs to own – I certainly recommend them, to the right person. Because I am a breeder of Border Collies I also have a page about what makes them so special – Border Collie Breed Information.
Border Collies are special
Here is an example of why I love collies. When having an agility lesson last week, our trainer was demonstrating a game to us, using two toys, where different commands and movement indicated which toy the dog should go to. It took my girls two minutes to get the hang of the game and understand what was required. Try doing that with your dog and see how long it takes?
You can look up breed information on the Kennel Club website of course. The Pets4homes website has pages on many breeds, including crossbreeds. But are these sources telling you what it is actually like to live with a dog like this?
New Dog Breeds Blog
That is why I am launching my new Dog Breeds blog, with personal accounts from my friends about life with their dogs. This will give you great advice and recommendations on the different breeds.
Please CONTACT ME if you have a breed of dog that is not a Border Collie? I would like to talk to you about what it is like to own that breed.
I have also done a survey to ask people about other breeds of dog. This makes interesting reading – if you want to know more, please go the survey results?
Thanks for your help!
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You are very welcome to CONTACT ME to ask for my advice. I can help you with a variety of issues and problems around getting a dog and suggestions for tackling training issues. Go to the What Dog? page for more information on my new service.
If you are a breeder, you can talk to me about how I vet my puppy owners, together with advice on the information I provide to my puppy homes. CONTACT ME for more information?
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