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  1. I show and breed Leos. They are a relatively active giant breed, and once grown they like long walks. some even do agility. In my experience, the girls are more active than the boys. I've never had trouble fitting a giant breed in the car either. Five of them in the car maybe ????
  2. Hi Kavik, When my family first started in pedigree border collies in NSW, only black and white and black, white and tan were in the standard. It was very rare to see the tris then, let alone any other colour. Then chocolate (bb) was allowed in and blue (dd) and the old time breeders (from the 50s and 60s) were fine with this as a few of these occasionally popped up. Only once "sable" as it was colloquially known then (ee red) started to become common in some lines and pressure was put on for them to be shown did the old time breeders really kick up a fuss, as they said the lighter shades of ee made the white markings indistinguishable, and the lighter colour overall made it hard to distinguish the dog in the flock when working the flock from a distance. This is the only reason I have heard 'against' a particular colour in BCs. I dont know how much truth there is in this, but interestingly a lot of LGDs - who bond with flocks rather than scare them into moving - are white or earthy wolf grey colours and blend in quite well.
  3. I'd like to import a Landseer ECT. Still researching breeders and lines at the moment!
  4. In my breed most of the enquiries are for the boys.. They are bigger and more spectacular looking, and tend to be more laid back.
  5. Another vote for the Les Poochs. I use the red one (mat breaker) on heavy spay coats and the purple on the show dogs. I have Giant fluffies... Leos and Pyrs... and a Leo owner who is a groomer put me on to them. Seriously they are the best piece of gear in my kit.
  6. Currently have five.. Well, three and a half as one of my Pyrs is co owned with Espinay and I reckon Amethyst greyhound counts as a cat! I have these numbers as I'm a regular show exhibitor so I'm out most weekends with three of them, and doing training and conditioning with them on week nights. Four is my ideal.
  7. I know they are shown in NSW. Pretty sure they are 'legal' - not on the restricted breeds list.
  8. The wonderful Denise Wigney from GAP did my assessment, it was at St Ives Showground and it took an hour or so from memory. She is very experienced with greyhounds!
  9. Hi HazyWal, when I did the greenhound assessment it didnt cost that much, I think about $40 for the collar and the assessment was a $50 donation to GAP NSW. It might be worth saving up for, for Stan at least?
  10. I think its just me Jules... for some reason I keep thinking of that horror movie character Chucky when I see the human clothes on the dogs! That said some of those dog Halloween costumes you see on Facebook are really creative.
  11. I dont use it but Im not offended by it - I find human-like clothes on dogs far creepier. Of course dogs arent children. However to me they are family and I'll happily refer to them as my family or my family members.
  12. I always describe dog showing to my non-show friends as dressing up in a mother-of-the-bride suit and running around a paddock! When my hobby was the SES and the RFS, I had to wear a uniform. I look at dog show dressing the same way.
  13. We used Sires on Ice to import frozen semen from the UK. They are aligned with UK Clone over there who took the semen in England, the UK owners and breeders gave them a glowing review. From our end Sires on Ice came through for us in the end but they were very slow with their communication. Good luck with your importing!
  14. Good luck D-mentias I hope they are accepted onto the sporting register soon!
  15. Dogs NSW's members education course. karen Hedberg and Marilyn Gill were especially good!
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