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  1. I enjoyed the article and made the dogs sound...

    I enjoyed the article and made the dogs sound like great companions despite the warnings. Actually the warning that caused the most concern for me was the issue of bloat. Loved our Danes but always...
  2. Don't actually need sheep...just steady supply of...

    Don't actually need sheep...just steady supply of tennis balls and Frisbees. I used to run trails to keep them occupied when I was younger and lived near the Appalachian Trail, but now we actually...
  3. Thanks every one for the responses. And...

    Thanks every one for the responses. And especially for the folks who suggest careful research and deliberation. I promise my post here was just a whim based on another thread. I would not use this...
  4. Spin off from Dog Show thread...Bouvier des Flandres

    Just curious...always interested in 'new to me' breeds as possible future dog...we are not very breed loyal. In fact when I have a 'heart' dog, I am somewhat afraid to get another.

    High energy...
  5. Thanks everyone that has replied both here and...

    Thanks everyone that has replied both here and PM's. I really appreciate it and will pass on the information.

    She is looking for basic english riding/equitation lessons at this point --
  6. Thanks dodbrat. Bumping up. Seems like a very...

    Thanks dodbrat.

    Bumping up. Seems like a very horsey area -- any other suggestions? How about if expanded the search area a little?
  7. Riding lessond for adult beginner in Bristow/Gainesville/Haymarket area of NOVA?

    My niece is looking for a place. She recently moved to NOVA. She only recently started riding and then had to take a break to become a mom. Her wonderful husband wants to give her riding lessons as a...
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    My husband and I have been married 32 years and...

    My husband and I have been married 32 years and always had multiple dogs and worked full time. And our dogs live inside with us when we are home but stay out in a large fenced back yard on our farm...
  9. No worries -- I had never looked closely at his...

    No worries -- I had never looked closely at his papers since never planned to breed -- I just fell for him as a puppy. This thread got me digging for them and I was afraid I had thrown them away....
  10. Interesting. My niece just a semester abroad and...

    Interesting. My niece just a semester abroad and I feel like I should send her on a fact finding mission! Perhaps with request to find and bring me an authentic "heeler".

    My dog is actually one...
  11. Perhaps there are stock dog or other alternative...

    Perhaps there are stock dog or other alternative registries unaffiliated with the national kennel club in Australia. Or maybe ranchers don't care about registries but know lines of working dogs and...
  12. RaeHughes is from New Zealand so it may be...

    RaeHughes is from New Zealand so it may be different there than in the US? Actually her comments made me go pull my dog's papers. He is not registered with the AKC and is registered as a "Cattle Dog...
  13. Cattle Dogs. Spin off from puppy application thread

    I was reading the discussion about suitable dogs for the OP of that thread -- high drive dog but not too high energy -- to compete in agility. Some traits discussed (but not necessarily the main...
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    Everyone has different experiences but I have had...

    Everyone has different experiences but I have had three border collies that were and are great with kids. Entertain them all day long with ball games. And we don't have kids of our own but they have...
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    Which I assume is a very urban area (perhaps in...

    Which I assume is a very urban area (perhaps in the Northeast). I actually don't know any public shelters around here -- rural or urban -- that have a rule like that because they couldn't afford to,...
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    Just my experience -- we have a fabulous cattle...

    Just my experience -- we have a fabulous cattle dog -- lives on the farm with horses and cats and across the street from cattle. I came on here after I found him as a puppy and all the warnings...
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    I would like more information when you get it....

    I would like more information when you get it....
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    I have not been able to get back to check replies...

    I have not been able to get back to check replies til today. Thanks to those that replied and here is more information.

    First we have always been good customers -- and only had one small claim in...
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    Farm/home insurance recommendations....

    I have heard about the issues with insurance companies not wanting to insure homes with acreage.

    Any recommendations?
  20. [QUOTE=findeight;6690473]But, in assessing...

    [QUOTE=findeight;6690473]But, in assessing peoples expectations, wouldn't you need to make sure those people were in a position to actually know what the price ranges of completed sales are in...
  21. I imagine it is regional and related to the size...

    I imagine it is regional and related to the size of the properties themselves (fencing is hugely expensive, for the price of perimeter fencing around typical boarding farms in my area would be...
  22. I am sorry for your accident and hope you and...

    I am sorry for your accident and hope you and your horse recover quickly -- both physically and emotionally --

    I am always interested in the responses to situations like this since the reactions...
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    Thanks BlueEyedPaint...

    I don't know the area at all mroades, but what is not close (I have to drive 50 miles to get to anything so my definition may be different than others -- also traffic isn't an issue where I am --...
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    just need one...

    She has names of at least a few ( 2 or 3). Her first experience resulted in some red flags so just trying to get some recommendations...at least Maybe who to avoid. Fee free to private message me.
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    Charleston SC lesson barns

    Trying again, received no responses on Off Course. For an adult beginner rider.
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