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Border Collie
Picture of Spike, a male Border Collie

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Home:Bournemouth, Dorset, United Kingdom  
Age: 14 Years   Sex: Male   Weight: 26-50 lbs

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   Leave a bone for Spike

The Captain, Captain Fluffypants, William the Muddy, Evil Git, Ballshark, Black 'n' White Bomber, swaggering fur-covered dictator with delusions of godhood

Doggie Dynamics:
not playfulvery playful

Quick Bio:
-purebred-dog rescue

Cat herding, playing rugby with the local kiddies, lying in muddy puddles, swimming, dancing, chasing things - anything active and exciting

Most other dogs, anything out of place in familiar locations, and Squish getting in his face when he's trying to play rugby

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Favorite Food:
Chicken, liver, raw beef bones and Swedish meatballs

Favorite Walk:
The River Stour, the beach, our local park/playground where all his friends hang out

Best Tricks:
Climbing trees, opening doors, picking pockets and jumping absolutely anything. When I fostered Max (now Squish) the GSP, Spike added 'enforcer' to his CV - if I said ' Max, no!' Spike would bark and bite his nose!

Arrival Story:
Like many Border Collies, Spike was bought as a puppy by well-meaning people with no idea how time-intensive they are. I found him at a rescue centre at ten months old, going mad from kennel stress and inactivity. He is still a high-octane, high-maintenance dog, but he is extremely civilised pleasant company these days (as long as I don't skimp his exercise and training.) Spike recently qualified as a PAT dog (volunteer hospital visiting)

I named Spike after the character played by James Marsters in Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Angel, because of the striking similarities between the two. Wild man, champion, mother's boy, our cat's obsessive protector and occasional stalker, and my personal Big Damn Hero.

Forums Motto:
Coolest Dog in the 'Verse

The Groups I'm In:
~United Kingdom Woofers~, Ban Stupid Legislation, Border Collie Mania, Bouncing Ball Hogs!, Raw Fed, Shelter Dogs, The Canine Collective

Adopted from::
Dogs Trust, Salisbury

I've Been On Dogster Since:
June 2nd 2004 More than 12 years!

Rosette, Star and Special Gift History

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