Not saying names, I'm not one to call you out, but I'm very disappointed in this situation.
I've been seeing this a lot with agility juniors...
They have a dog... But the dog is not a popular agility breed. So, I guess it's embedded in their little minds that they must have a border collie to win in agility. They don't care what the breed is all about, they just want a winner.. Well newsflash, kids!
1.) You must train a dog to win, start working more with your current.
2.) You know, other breeds excell in agility too!
3.) All because you do "agility", doesn't make a border collie your ideal dog.
4.) You're making the fact that you're getting the dog solely for agility obvious.
Hellooooo? You know, you have to manage the dog off the agility field too... They don't just disappear.
And I'm tired of hearing the same thing from all of you, "it's not for agility. I like the breed and studied about them for three years." Oh and then they hate on me saying I had the same story... No hun, I grew up with a border collie named Cleo. I adored that dog and everything about her. She started my BC love. (RIP Cleo<3)
You can study a dog all you want, but each individual dog is unique. Hands on learning is better.
OH!! And telling people that you want a puppy from a preformance breeder, also screams "I want to win in agility!!!!"
Border Collies were bred to herd and move stock, such as sheep. Not jump hurdles and be crazy fast. Why breed a dog to be crazy fast, why can't we protect and preserve original use? I know that's why I will only obtain my BCs from strict herding lines. I'm preserving the "true" border collie. (no offense sport breeders/owners).
Then these kids picking puppies out online, not knowing their personality and picking blue merles, australian reds, blues, and lilacs. Oh that's not obvious... Choosing based soley on color... That's not right. Like really, you'll be disappointed if you pick for color, because the dog could be opposite of what you want.
Also, you do know that border collies in agility aren't automatically awesome, right? It's up to you and if you think they are easier to train, please shut up. They can be challenging if you can't handle them.
What if the dog has no drive or hates agility? Get rid of it, and get a new one? No!
PICK A BREED(or rescue) THAT MATCHES YOU SO THAT YOU CAN PROPERLY CARE FOR IT.
Let me be blunt, from what I've seen in some videos, I hope some of you never own a Border Collie! You will ruin the poor dog.
I've seen those videos you deleted of you pulling your stressed dog through a course they didn't even know how to do.
Just... Stop... Get a breed based on you, reality is a bitch, and so I am. You don't need a borde collie.
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