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Stanley
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Posted -  14/10/2004  :  09:57
Jack is making a lot of friends in Barlick. I don't know why, maybe it's his face markings but people on the street feel the need to stroke him. Women in particular fall for him.

As you know, I had a bad experience with Joe, the lurcher from Irlam. I was very wary about taking another feral dog on but I'm beginning to think that Jack will make it as a member of the team. He's good at coming to hand when off the lead but I'm not saying he'd take any notice if he was distracted.

He's fast and very agile and seems to have lungs as big as a bucket, I haven't heard him pant as though he's out of breath even after a hard run. As for jumping, he's like a cat. Here he is on his favourite perch. Someone asked me the other day why I don't stop him doing it. It's easier to clean the drainer twice a day!


[This topic started as Jack's blog but in Jan 2008 I had to put him down because he started attacking strange dogs.  His successor is Black Jack. a Patterdale pup, no point erasing Jack the Lurcher from history....  he was a good dog and what happened wasn't his fault.  He had too bad a start.....]


Stanley Challenger Graham




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melteaser
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Posted - 17/01/2008 : 14:26
Imindoors took in two pups some years ago. They were border collies, 2 sisters. The interaction between the 2 dogs was amazing and yes they were very close but they were obedient loving dogs. They were quite different in character. We have said that we will never take just one dog in future.


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Gloria
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Posted - 17/01/2008 : 14:45
And Mel, they are active dogs with a brain.


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melteaser
Genealogist


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Posted - 17/01/2008 : 15:48
Yep. Maggie showed more intelligence than Meg but they were both very clever dogs. Meg was a fantastic mouser.
They both loved a fuss and as long as you had 2 hands free, they were happy....1 hand each. They would curl up on the sofa with me when Imindoors was away in London....1 either side keeping me lovely and warm.
I can't speak for GSD's as we've never owned one or known anyone who had experience of one  (or two!). Maybe it's different with different breeds?


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Stanley
Local Historian & Old Fart


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Posted - 17/01/2008 : 17:11

When you are in deep trouble it's best to keep quiet........


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Gloria
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Posted - 17/01/2008 : 17:49
Ha ha love it.


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melteaser
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Posted - 17/01/2008 : 21:20
Excellent


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Doc
Keeper of the Scrolls


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Posted - 17/01/2008 : 21:50


These were Zac and Caz, Stevie's dogs, sadly they are now departed. They were extremely loyal, extremely protective of the family group and fairly intelligent.

Caz (nearest) was two years younger and a lot smarter than Zac, they took to training really well, both were absolutely fabulous with kids, Caz was good with other dogs but Zac couldn't get on with them, except my Meg which he was fine with.


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Posted - 18/01/2008 : 00:07
or hows about a couple of Giant Mutant Moggy's that eats Doggies for Breakfast





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Rossie
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Posted - 18/01/2008 : 00:16
Crikey - how do they get through the cat flap?


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Doc
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Posted - 18/01/2008 : 00:54
I think they just knock on the door or let themselves in


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Ribble Rouser
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Posted - 18/01/2008 : 01:08
You've got to be kidding...so what do the cats eat?  ;-P


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HerbSG
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Posted - 18/01/2008 : 02:17
Sorry to hear about Jack Stanley, border collies make great pets, they are so intelligent.


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Doc
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Posted - 18/01/2008 : 03:10
Cur dogs (Border Collies) make great pets but they are to intelligent for their own good.

I have had them for most of my life, however, they always have to be "Working" or "Doing" something all the time that they are awake and this can make life difficult for some folks. Whether they are playing or working they do everything at 110% and expect you to keep up with them.

They get bored very quickly and can turn to destroying toys or "worse" if they are not kept occupied. also they can and will pester you constantly to throw the toy or take them out.

If you are prepared to work and play with them and give them the time they need (and it is a lot compared with other dogs), then they will make ideal pets, their intelligence will often amaze you and I am sure that they have a mind reading capability. Often we have to spell out words so that they don't recognise them, but this only works for so long.

A word of caution: - Never turn your back on an unknown Cur when its running loose, they just love to sneak up behind you and give your calf a quick nip, it is not the dogs fault it is in it's genes, ask any farmer.


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mporter
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Posted - 18/01/2008 : 03:21
We used to have a border collie called Fly when we lived at Hey Farm he was always on the go and used to go with dad in the cattle wagon.  Collies are renowned for nipping, Mick would never get out of the wagon on a farm is their was a loose dog and no one arround,  He was nipped to many times.  Fly was great with us 3 kids and never bothered our cats but did not like the paper man (I think he must have lashed out at Fly at some point). 


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Stanley
Local Historian & Old Fart


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Posted - 18/01/2008 : 07:44
Fly's herding instinct was so strong he used to try to herd the pigeons from nearby lofts as they flew for exercise.  That could keep him occupied for hours.  No....  I want mongrel terrier bitch straight from the dam, one or two, it doesn't matter.  Keep your eyes and ears open for me.


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