If you are planning to add a Border Collie to your family “pack” – and you’re not interested in rescuing a Border from a local humane shelter (I highly recommend the rescue option) – you should learn as much as possible about breeders before you choose one. This article from Bakhru is highly recommended.
It is true that dog breeders who breed uncommon types of dogs are not as easy to find as dog breeders who breed the more common types of dogs. The more common breeders, like that of Border Collie breeders can be readily found across the country and you won’t have to go to special lengths to find one nearby where you live.
However, it can be difficult for some people to find Border Collie breeders who meet their stringent standards. These people might expect perfection from the breeders themselves and will tolerate no latitude of failure. If however, you’re willing to come down a little from unattainable perfection, and can admit that breeders are also human you will be able to find good Border Collie breeders near you.
The main thing that you want to do when looking at breeders of any type, not only Border Collie breeders, is to make sure that they are running a clean setup and not a puppy mill in disguise. This is simply accomplished most times by visiting the breeding establishment and determining for yourself whether the conditions the dogs live in are alright.
If this is the case, then all you need to do is to decide on is whether or not you really want a Border Collie, and there are no better people to ask than the Border Collie breeders themselves. These people will be able to supply you with all the information that you want and need. Getting this information beforehand will help you to get a better understanding of the type of dog that a Border Collie is, and help you to decide whether or not you want a Border Collie as a pet.
Most Border Collie breeders will also be more than happy to talk over the various traits of the Border Collie breed with you, as well as taking you through the many different needs of the dogs themselves.
Many people enter into the very serious responsibility of getting a pet without having any clear idea of what will be expected from them in the long run. If this is the first time you are having a dog or even a pet of any kind, you will want to thoroughly investigate matters before proceeding any further.
A dog in any size, shape or form is a lifelong commitment, and something that you need to take seriously. There are many people who will get into this without having a good concept of what it is they are getting into, and this is why it is a good thing if you can obtain all these facts and information that you need from the Border Collie breeders themselves.