> One thought
> is to stick with a purebred breed (Collie or Sheltie or ES) and breed
> outliers who most resemble in looks, temperment, skills the old farm
Speaking of Shelties, the following ad is in the current (June) issue of
Dog Fancy, in the Shetland Sheepdog listings (page 139):
"Home-raised working dogs bred for loyalty, stability and trainability.
Blues, Tri's, Bi's. Puppies available to approved homes. Both parents
under 15". Delaware, OH; (614) 524-2952"
That's the whole text of the ad. I'm wondering if they mean by "working"
that they use the parents for herding. But I haven't called...
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