Seeking a Collie puppy

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  1. glock39

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    My beloved Australian Shepherd died of cancer last month. He was kind of a rescue case, having been abused as a puppy. I started taking him to work with me, mainly to get him around other people, and he wound up being the office mascot.



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    I'm starting to look for another "office dog". If I could find a patient and calm Aussie pup that would be great. But some Aussies grow up thinking they're Border Collies, and that may be a bit too active for a mostly indoor dog. So I'm currently leaning toward a Smooth Collie. If I can find a quiet, but <i>not</i> timid, puppy who is crate-trained, then I'd like to take it to work while it's still going through the socialization stage and generally make sure the next dog gets off to a good start.

    Does anyone happen to know of any Collie breeders reasonably close to East Texas?

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  2. Gtwenty3

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    How about a Scotch collie? I wouldn't give up my Borders for the world, but I have thought that having a calm Border Collie would be just about perfect for me. I sort of lucked out with my two, 1-lazy 1-Neurotic(but tiny). I'm thinking I don't want to push my luck on another pair, god forbid I get "typical" Borders, I'm in trouble! Anyway I came across the Scotch, highly intelegent but more relaxed.
    Sorry about the loss, He was a good looking AUS.
    Scotch Collie
     

  3. glock39

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    A Scotch Collie would have been worth looking into, but I've already found a Rough Collie puppy. She's actually kind of a short-haired Rough, but very friendly and she's already settling in to life at the office. After the third day she figured out that if she (mostly) stays quietly under my desk, then she doesn't have to be in the crate. Still working on house-breaking, but I've only had her for a week now.
     
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    EVER THOUGHT ABOUT A LAB? IF YOU CHOOSE CAREFULLY THE BREEDER THEY ARE THE CALMEST SWEETEST DOGS AROUND. MINE HAVE ALSO BEEN VERY PROTECTIVE WHEN THEY NEEDED TO BE.
     
  5. glock39

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    Yes, I've known Labs that were wonderfully sweet dogs. But I've also known a few that were a bit too energetic to fit in at an office. I don't mind dogs jumping up on me, but if they knock over a little old lady, it wouldn't go over very well. I also had one Lab once that didn't understand that cats are breakable. My new Collie puppy and the cat chase each other all over the house, but the Collie understands to be gentle and neither one has ever gotten so much as a scratch from the other.
     
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    That's right. Labs are mellow once they grow up but when they are puppies, watch out! It takes a good year or so before they mellow out.