passim border collies

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As with any older dog that requires rehoming it is essential that the garden be fully secure - a border collie can clear a 4 foot fence with no trouble at all, and they are extremely good at digging under fences too. For this reason they should be accompanied outside at all times, even if only for a few minutes for a wee, for the first couple of weeks at least, until they feel completely safe and at home in their new surroundings. They need to be kept on the lead when out walking for the first few weeks , until they are completely bonded and secure with their new people and familiar with their surroundings.  They will probably be used to living in a kennel and run or sleeping in a crate at night, and will need to be taught some house manners and possibly to be clean in the house, an older dog will invariably come with some 'baggage' that will need sorting out, If you are not prepared to do this please re-consider if homing an older dog is the best choice for you.

Debbie has had three litters,  this can be checked out on the kennel club website, and is now looking for a comfortable home to retire to.

Debbie is a pretty blue (dark grey) tri colour with pricked ears and a half white face.

She is a happy friendly gentle girl and gets on well with both other dogs and bitches and with people, though she does definitely prefer women to men. Although not particularly used to children she has always been gentle with the ones she has met and would be fine I think with children from around 10 years upwards. She is extremely sound sensitive and gets very worried around people if there is a lot of shouting or loud noises, I think she would be best suited to a female only household, she has had a couple of bad experiences with men, which I am happy to go into detail about with anyone interested in her as it helps explain the problem .  I would not guarantee that she would not chase small animals or cats, but she is fine with my own cat who does not run from her, and who has given her a smack on the nose in the past for showing a little too much interest.

Due to her being so sound sensitive she gets very worried if she hears fireworks, gunshot, thunder or similar noises and they can cause her to panic, so a new owner would need to be very aware of this when out walking her, and when she was out in the garden as she could panic and bolt. As she gets on well with other dogs and bitches she would be ideally suited to a home with another dog who could give her confidence. She does enjoy going out for walks and would be happy with another dog to walk with, though I would recommend keeping her on a long lead unless you were 100% sure that she would not be hearing any bangs to scare her. Currently she goes out with my old German shepherd, and sleeps at night in a crate in my dog room where she feels safe.

Debbie would be best suited to a home where she could have a large crate in a conservatory or utility room to sleep in at night, with the freedom of the house and a secure garden during the day. She may not be fully house trained, and could make the same 'mistakes' in a house as a puppy would, and she would need to learn some house manners. She loves tasty treats and is quite greedy, and is not opposed to getting up onto a table or work surface to help herself, a home with a single lady or a quiet couple or family, with time and patience would suit her.

Please get in contact via my CONTACT FORM if you feel you may be interested in Debbie.