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I would shave the lower half that’s causing to itch and leave a 1/2 inch of coat or little less, never shave to the skin unless absolutely needed. I would consider an allergy test for the dog and figure how to manage it. There’s no reason to shave the entire dog though. That double coat is an insulator so it keeps them cool when it’s hot and vice versa in the winter. Also, if the groomer has no idea how to shave the dog, your dog can get serious repercussions by getting sun burnt and possible heat stroke without that coat protecting her.

Widgy and Nitro!!!! ❤️

Original Poster2 points · 3 days ago

Ahhhh!! ❤️

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Welcome to Reddit, girl 😉

I forget his and his partner’s names, but they have another cat who’s the opposite of the two seen in the video. They have a video showing all the trouble adorable 3rd cat gets into/causes to explain why he’s not allowed in the other videos. Maybe someone can help me out and link it?

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Jun and Rachel are their names :) The naughty cat you’re referring to is Poki! He’s food obsessed... They have childproof locks on some of their cupboards because of him lol

Edit: this is the video of said kitty, Poki! He’s such a character lol

Love these guys. Wish their friends, TexanInTokyo, still made videos too.

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I really miss their vlogs. Sad but I respect their wishes.

Born and raised in Ontario, Ottawa specifically, and my first language was french, went to french schools (not french immersion) my whole life. Funny enough though, my mom couldn’t speak a word of french but gave my siblings and I all french names, my dad and all his family though were all very french (born and raised etc). Which I think heavily influenced why my first language was french. I only really started to learn english when I was about 11-12 when I met neighbourhood friends who also went to the same elementary school as I did and the rest is pretty much history!

I think they say the right ones come at the wrong times ;-)

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Original Poster2 points · 9 days ago

Lol that’s true! I just saw 3 friends on Facebook get puppies when they weren’t quite ready... I may unfortunately fall into that category someday 😂

I've already told my husband... there WILL be a "surprise!" puppy someday. It happens to everyone, that's just the way it is. Lmao!

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Original Poster2 points · 8 days ago

Lol!! I just told mine he can’t be mad if I ever bring home a puppy...

So exciting! Can’t wait to see all the Kess babies :) Lots and lots of pics please!

Love Aquachigger! His river videos are really fun to wath

If you go camping in an area full of thorn bushes or anything else that can get stuck to them, this will help your dog if they decide to run off into them chasing vermin or deer. I'm thinking of getting this for mine because last time I took him hiking he nearly got a thorn through his eye.

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I’d just get some RexSpecs instead. No need for a helmet if you just want to protect the eyes.

Aww such a cutie!!! I might have a couple suggestions for your pup to protect him from the harsh sun. Hurtta brand has a sun and bug blocker (Euro Dog Designs website carries them!) which I think would work for your fellow :) Also perhaps look into Rex Specks for his eyes!

I didn’t know this mountain had a name! I was in Johnston Canyon last year and the spot where I was taking shots of my dogs, this mountain was in the background a lot, it’s really quite distinct. I do have one photo on my profile where you can see it, actually :) It’s a beautiful shot op, thank you for sharing it!

Original Poster4 points · 1 month ago

Johnson's Canyon is a great spot, great trail up the river eh.

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It really is! We’re heading back out to the Rockies again in August. Wish we had more time to go but being in Edmonton, it’s not particularly close by lol.

Looking good! What makes you think she won't be a trial dog?

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Original Poster2 points · 1 month ago

Currently working on getting her to get the sheep on balance and had my instructor tell me this. He’s been trialing and had working dogs for 30+ years so I trust his word lol. But in short, she likes to try and get a cheap shot (no real gripping but she tries) when she’s circling, mostly on her weak side. She often refuses to hold the sheep, and when calling her off, she likes to dive in. A lot of it is out of fear, she wasn’t really exposed to sheep at a young age so a lot of it is still new. She’s the type of dog who would do best with an experienced trainer for a month to break the habits but she’s not an outdoor dog and my trainer has a no dog in the house type of situation which I completely understand and respect. At this point I’m debating whether to get another pup or a started dog if I want to trial but I won’t be ready for another one for another 2-4 years probably. But we will see, as long as my instructor will keep letting me come back and work her, I’m still learning :)

Crunch time!

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Original Poster2 points · 1 month ago

Always a good time when it’s Crunch time lol

There is a line of Border Collies that are known to produce natural bobbed tails. So I wouldn’t be surprised, that or mum might have nipped at birth which isn’t uncommon either if pup is a purebred. But your dog can also be an Aussie or a mix of both. Guess part of the fun is just enjoying what they are and the mystery :)

I wonder why they used “My name is Groot” (je s’appelle Groot) for the french translation instead of “Je suis Groot”?

2 points · 1 month ago · edited 1 month ago

He says "I is called Groot". The mistake is probably what motivated the decision. It's quite endearing.

As to why they didn't stick with "being Groot", "I is Groot/J'est Groot" would sound like "I have Groot", "I are Groot / Je sommes Groot" would just be confusing (who's he speaking about?), and "I be Groot / Je être Groot" has been done to death and isn't even remotely believable.

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Interesting perception, I didn’t think of it that way :) thank you for sharing!

Well they are both pretty darn cute :) had to ask as I was confused when you said smooth coat as both are smooth hihi. Agility is so much fun!! Getting to agility trials is so exciting. Hope you’ll share some progress!

Two very happy pups! What kind of work did they do? :) Although I can’t help but ask, which one the mix is?

Very handsome! Love his name too, I’m a big Sherlock Holmes fan

Great photo!

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I second that : )

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Original Poster2 points · 2 months ago

Thank you very much! :)

Original Poster1 point · 2 months ago

Thank you :)

Male or female? I’m sure that would help a bit hahah. If it’s male Cap looks pretty suitable, looks like it’s got a cap on. Or Blaze as it’s got an interesting blaze mark on it’s head! If it’s a female, to me it looks like a Meg, Jill or Tip :)

Yes the herding bug is contagious :) I assume clip as in neutered? Nothing wrong with that lol. There is so much more than just a titled dog for breeding. Will you be doing AKC trials?

Original Poster2 points · 2 months ago

Yes neutered. I'd prefer ABCA trialing, AKC doesn't peak my interest as much. I just know some places don't take neutered dogs in trials since they want to use them to judge breeding prospects.

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Ah ok, I was just confused by the titles as they aren’t the same in stock dog trials like AKC herding. Can’t wait to follow your progress with your boy, it’s so exciting!! :D

What’s wrong with his pelvic bone?? I’d first suggest speaking with your regular veterinarian and see if small appropriate doses of chondroitin and glucosamine would help support the bones and joints. Your vet will know how to take care of your situation better than some internet strangers :-D

As a Border Collie owner that lives in the suburbs, all i've ever wanted to do was see my dogs reaction to being released into a field of sheep. Is every dog different in how they approach sheep initially?

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Absolutely. Every dog is different. I’ve seen anything from scared to aggressive to very natural workers on stock, so you really never know especially if the dog has never exposed before. But when training (or starting) dogs on stock, they aren’t released in a field of sheep. It’s done in a very controlled setting with an experienced trainer :) If you see photos like the above, that’s because these dogs were raised more often than not as puppies being around sheep and their owners train them for their work. I’m just starting lessons with my young bitch but not sure how far that will go just yet!

Not for life but for several years from a kid into my teens. Chucky. I was only 4 or 5 when my older brothers rented the very first Chucky movie from good ol’ Block Buster. My dad said I wasn’t allowed to watch it, of course, but my brothers only started to watch it after my dad had gone to sleep. Rebellious little me snuck from my room to the living room and watched it... My brothers tried to convince me it was going to be scary but I was very persistant and they ended up giving in. Instant regret... I had nightmares on and off for years of that freaky red headed doll. I did end up watching the most recently released movie and quite liked it though!

Aren't borders black and white?

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Border Collies have the largest coat colour and coat patterns in any breed. Here’s a list of what colours Border Collies come in Black and white Red and white Ee Red/Australian red/Gold Sable Brindle They can be merle, dilute and diluted merle (also known as slate) in any colour and pattern as well as tri, which means tan points (exception of sable and brindle as it’s impossible to get tri in those two coats). In short, no, Border Collies are more than just ‘black and white’ Edit: missed a colour

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