Saturday, October 10, 2015

Stay Together Or I'll Bark. Love Is Togetherness, Isn't It, That's Why I'm The Most Beautiful!


They are just cruel to me!
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And I know what to do about that.... Give me a minute, will you...
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Run, baby, run; that's what I like.
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Woef, Woef, WOOOEF and get together for now and forever.
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I was sailing already in 1514 when my master, Kazimierz Grabski, a Polish merchant, brought us six to Scotland. And we impressed the frikking hell out of these Gaelic folks, just doing our stuff and
KEEPING THEM AND THEIR SHEEP TOGETHER,  got it! That's why the adopted me in Scotland.
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It's about time you're going to adopt me and recognize the single most important characteristic you humans can learn from me, ... Yes, you know it already, don't you. Just think about it; would their be war, would their be depression, would their be
No, sir, just one happy world-family sticking together.
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Now, I love a kid... although I have to admit I love a flock of them even more. Just give me the price, eh, what do you say?
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Ok, people talk about us, and even more since I won Best in Show at Crufts in 1989. So, I work, I show and I love kids, lots of them....
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Whatyou say, eh, eh....

More information, just read this. Hey, and it's not me saying that, you know. I only kept this information together on this page fore you. So, share it and keep it together. Love dude.
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Origin and Purpose
One of the oldest of the British herding breeds, the Bearded Collie has
for centuries been the Scottish hill shepherd’s dog, used to hunt and
gather free-ranging sheep on the Highlands. The breed was also popular
as a cattle drover. Both jobs required a hardy constitution and
intelligence, initiative, strength, stamina, and speed.
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General Appearance
This is a lean active dog, longer than it is high in an approximate
proportion of 5:4, measured from point of chest to point of buttock.
Bitches may be slightly longer. The dog, though strongly made, should
show plenty of daylight under the body and should not look too heavy. A
bright, inquiring expression is a distinctive feature of the breed.
Characteristics and Temperament
The Bearded Collie must be alert and self-confident, and should be lively
and active. The temperament should be that of a steady, intelligent
working dog and must show no signs of nervousness or aggression.
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Size
Ideal height at the shoulder: dogs, 21-22 inches (53-56 cm); bitches, 20-
21 inches (51-53 cm). Overall quality and proportions should be
considered before size but excessive variation from the ideal height
should be discouraged.
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Coat
The coat must be double with the undercoat soft, furry and close. The
outer coat should be flat, harsh and strong, shaggy, free from woolliness
and curl though a slight wave is permissible. The length and density of
the hair should be sufficient to provide a protective coat and to enhance
the shape of the dog, but not enough to obscure the natural lines of the
body. The adult coat may break along the spine, but must not be
artificially parted. The coat must not be trimmed in any way. On the
head, the bridge of the nose should be sparsely covered with hair which
should be slightly longer on the sides just to cover the lips. From the
cheeks, the lower lips and under the chin, the coat increases in length
towards the chest, forming the typical beard.
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Colour
Bearded Collies are born dark, pure black, brown, blue or fawn, with or
without white markings. The base colours mature to any shade of black,
grey, blue, brown, or fawn, with the coat usually having a mixture of
many shades at once and individual hairs showing bands of light and
dark. Grey hairs may be lightly interspersed with all colours. Where white
occurs, it should only appear on the foreface, as a blaze on the skull, on
the tip of the tail, on the chest, legs and feet and, if round the collar, the
roots of the white hair should not extend behind the shoulder. White
should not appear above the hocks on the outside of the hind legs. Slight
tan markings are acceptable on the eyebrows, inside the ears, on the
cheeks, under the root of the tail, and on the legs where white joins the
main colour.
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Head
The head should be in proportion to the size of the dog. The skull is
broad and flat, the distance between stop and occiput being equal to the
width between the orifices of the ears. The muzzle is strong and equal
in length to the distance between the stop and the occiput, the whole
effect being that of a dog with strength of muzzle and plenty of brain
room. The stop should be moderate. The nose is large and square.
Pigmentation of nose leather, lips, and eye rims follows coat colour at
birth and should be of a solid colour without spots or patches. The eyes
should be set widely apart and are large, soft and affectionate, but not
protruding. The eyebrows are arched up and forward but are not so long
as to obscure the eyes. Eyes should tone with coat in colour. Born blues
and fawn will have lighter eyes with all shades of coat than born blacks
or browns. The ears are of medium size and drooping. When the dog is
alert, the ears lift at the base, level with, but not above, the top of the
skull, increasing the apparent breadth of the skull. The teeth are large
and white, the incisors of the lower jaw fitting tightly behind those of the
upper jaw. However, a level bite is acceptable. A full set of forty-two teeth
is desirable.
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Neck
The neck must be of a fair length, muscular, and slightly arched.
Forequarters
The shoulders should slope well back, a line drawn through the centre
of the shoulder blade should form a right angle (90 degrees) with the
humerus. The shoulder blades at the withers should only be separated
by the vertebrae but must slope outwards from there sufficiently to
accommodate the desired spring of rib. The legs are straight and vertical,
with good bone, and covered with shaggy hair all-round. The pasterns
should be flexible without weakness.
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Body
The length of the back should come from the length of the rib cage and
not that of the loin. The ribs are well sprung but angled back, making the
rib cage appear flat, and the chest is deep, giving plenty of heart and lung
room. The back must be level and the loins should be strong. The level
back blends smoothly into the curve of the rump and must not fall away
in croup.
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Hindquarters
The hindquarters are well muscled with good second thighs, well-bent
stifles and low hocks. Below the hock, the leg falls at a right angle to the
ground and, in normal stance, will be just behind a line vertically below
the point of the buttock. The distance between the hocks should
approximate the distance from hock to ground.
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Feet
The feet are oval in shape with the soles well padded. The toes are
arched and close together, well covered with hair including between the
pads.
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Tail
The tail is set low, without kink or twist, and is long enough for the end
of the bone to reach at least the point of the hock. It is carried low with
an upward swirl at the tip while standing. When the dog is excited or in
motion the tail may be extended or raised, but must not be carried
forward over the back.
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Gait
Seen from the side, a correctly moving dog appears to flow across the
ground with the minimum of effort. Movement should be supple,
smooth, and long-reaching, with good driving power in the hindquarters
and feet lifted just enough to clear the ground. The forelegs should track
smoothly and straight. Each hind leg should move in line with the foreleg
on the same side. The back should remain level and firm
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