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    In the words of Dame Shirley Bassey….

    ‘They say the next big thing is here, but to me it seems quite clear, that it’s all just a little bit of history repeating….’ After looking into a couple of other breeds, it became clear it had to be another corgi. They get under your skin & after all we were initially going to breed a litter...
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    Tips for re-motivating a dog…

    Six months ago I would never have imagined posting a thread like this about the football hooligan, pint swilling lout of a young Pembroke corgi. If anything she was too active. Since unexpectedly losing Cooper, one of our rough collies, a few months ago - she has seemingly lost all motivation...
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    Your breed/s then and now….

    Have they changed much? If so, how? Have they deviated away from their original purpose? Discuss/share photos. This will probably bore many of you as a thread, but for any dog history needs as myself - you may enjoy joining in about your chosen breeds too. In terms of rough collies, I have...
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    No suitable thread title

    You will all be aware that one of my dogs, to a foolish eye - looks like a Pembroke corgi but in reality is some form of domestic terrorist who has been out to ruin my life since I brought her home from Berkshire as a pup. There are many crimes she has been responsible for during her two years...
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    I forgot…

    …what a pain/what tarts, in season bitches are. We are around the ‘golden day’ so my poor old rough collie is having a corgi bottom constantly thrust in his face with a tail to one side. So much so he took himself off to the gap behind the table and the fireplace this evening to evade her...
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    BBC Britain’s puppy boom: counting the cost

    Five minutes in and bellowing at the television. link to watch on iplayer: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p09nl348?fbclid=IwAR1ZClC_BsmbR4GVqJLV1bB8oMBt02uHJPvXfGUzWgvWX-eXXpCgKgnKYPg
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    One week on

    ….I don’t do ashes back or anything, so commissioned this through someone recommended by a friend. The artist in question was marvellous and when she learned of what had happened and the reason for wanting this doing, she fast tracked when I commissioned it at the weekend - which was very kind...
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    Vacancy

    I was absolute in my refusal, when well meaning relatives and friends started reminding me I am always the first to encourage someone who has lost a dog to start planning for the next one soon after. Absolute. I would stick to the two and that’s that, but nearly a week in I think they may have a...
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    Tricky situation

    I have never been one to query too much when it comes to the decision to pts - I’ve always always lived by the mantra that I’d rather let them go when tails wagging and still happy if I know the outcome isn’t fixable. For example with one of our old terrier bitches I let her go as soon as she...
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    Please tell me I am not alone

    Now neither of my rough collies are particularly bothered about toys. In fact it’s only since corgi tank came they even seemed to acknowledge toys - they aren’t the smartest of dogs so tend to just get excited about the actual throwing of a toy, to run around in circles excitedly barking and...
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    Inconsistent resource guarding

    Has anyone encountered anything like this? I’m giving it it’s own title, as I’ve never encountered it before. I’ve only ever known black and white dogs, either resource guarders or not. Corgi Sherman tank was very resource guardy as a pup, over her crate and food. They’re a headstrong breed...
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    What happened next?

    Corgi Sherman tank has declared football hooligan warfare in my absence today it seems. Told off by both OH, and my mum who is with her. This seldom happens, I am usually bad cop. What happened next? A normal dog scalded for being a pest might have taken them self off for a sulk, or perhaps...
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    The finest blindness

    I have said. Write that this is the only online forum I frequent, because I feel you all have sense and there is always room for a healthy, and balanced, debate. And I certainly don’t do social media. HOWEVER a friend linked me to an online discussion on a well known platform earlier today. It...
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    Anyone with a good ‘line breeding’ knowledge?

    Breed specific knowledge not necessary, just someone who’s a bit of a pedigree studying geek/savvy with line breeding knowledge required to present a scenario of the breeding behind a dog and have their thoughts. If there’s any takers please PM me, it’s not something I want to discuss on an...
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    Once a swine, forever a swine.

    In his eleventh year, grooming of my eldest rough collie has become tricky. It’s very simple to take care of ‘what you can see’, but his underbelly, armpits, gentleman bits and back end take a bit more work that a) he doesn’t really enjoy being handled to do b) takes a long time and as a result...
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    The face of remorse...ish

    ...I do believe this face says ‘I have made a terrible mistake...but I regret nothing’ Someone got into (tore their way into like a rodent) and ate a considerable amount of a bag of dog food today...she has been on a diet as has gotten a little stout over Christmas and despite popular...
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    Free to the first taker

    2 and a half years after I purchased a rather beautiful silver Birman (should she be classed as a designer cat I wonder ?? as her grandmother was outcrossed to a silver chinchilla Persian to bring the silver genes back into the pointed genetics - as I’ve learned is something which often happens...
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    When you must exercise all attempts to ignore your gut

    Firstly apologies - all my posts on here end up with typos, the curse of Apple predictive text!! Like the rest of the country my head is in a spin after the last week. Like the rest of the education professional I am on my knees and ready for a breakdown already after the last week. So a pet...
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    Whining on walk...thoughts?

    A strange one. I don’t necessarily expect anyone to have an answer but thought I’d ask. Rough collie. Well smooth collie but came out rough. Breed, not type of border collie. Nearing 8 years. Male. Intact. Generally quite skittish over weird things (e.g flies/butterflies for example) with no...
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    DM testing

    I wondered if there were many on here with knowledge and/or understanding of degenerative myelopathy and more exactly the testing process and accuracy? I am selective about where I engage in dog related discussions online (here I feel you can always have a balanced discussion) but have...
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    Pointless but positive thread

    We had a horrible time when on holiday in wales earlier this year as I had shared on the board. People mobbing, people shouting ‘corgi’, people touching her without asking etc and we literally had hoards and crowds. She ended up really bothered by it all and that, along with still being...
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    Once bitten never shy?

    Calamity and corgi are words I’ve learned go together quite well over the last 15 months. This morning she was being a pain and ragging on the rough collies leads. She ended up pulling one out of my hand and it thwacked her on the face....think tort elastic band sprinting back...ouch. She yelpe...
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    Is no now a dirty word?

    As the title says. There were quite a lot of pups and adolescents in the park today. A lot of them that we walked past were just being typical cheeky youngsters, e.g barking at other dogs cause over excited, lead lunging , jumping up at passers by to say hello—just the basic ‘needs manners’...
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    Latest crimes

    I was innocently pootling along yesterday on a 1:1 walk, I try to make sure the trio get some individual time at least once a week. I noticed that a few people kept staring/giving me an odd look. Assumed it was the ‘you don’t see many corgi’ brigade or ‘CORGI’ screamers. Or possibly because...
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    Any dog matchmakers should may help

    A relative has lost their very elderly dog. Crossbreed that was primarily bearded collie and probably a bit of Bedlington lurcher somewhere. Ideally they would like an equally shaggy bearded collie/bearded collie type/bearded collie cross type. Anyone able to signpost or direct me to help them...
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    And the lesson is....

    ...multiple: 1) not to assume anything based on appearances. When walking the dogs this morning and someone we usually say hello to asked what I had done to my hand which was bandaged, they responded with ‘but the rough collies are so gentle!’ When I said ‘damages my wrist and they think maybe...
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    I was one of ‘those’ people today...

    My eldest rough collie is 10 in November. He had a coloboma at birth as a result of being CEA affected, this has worsened over the years and he’s now effectively blind in that eye. We live with it, but it can make life tricky due to him being (as a lot of his breed are) quite highly strung about...
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    Dog walking commentators

    Does anyone else encounter them not as a rarity but as a daily occurrence? After years of ‘that one can’t be a lassie collie. He’s grey, not brown like your other one. He’s not as fluffy. He’s bigger. He’s got a longer nose. Nope can’t be a lassie collie’ and biting my lip I now daily get...
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    Never trust what you see on the internet

    A very British scenic photo of a well trained, merry little Pembroke corgi in a field making the most of a dry but cool morning.....the kind of ideal Saturday morning for a dog lover and lover of the British countryside.... The reality? I had barely taken the photo before she dashed off to...
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    Anyone else have a polar opposite?

    Or is it just me? In terms of how their other half is with dogs? Now we are both dog lovers (it wouldn’t really work otherwise!) but she is much more animated and fussy with them than I. Don’t get me wrong I adore dogs, I would be miserable without a pack of them around me—but in general I’m...
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