|Barked: Sat Jan 26, '13 9:55am PST |
|I don't think anyone here can really tell you whether or not you are ready for a dog from a show/sport breeder.
I think that this is something that you need to figure out for yourself by attending trials and chatting up the handlers of dogs you like, visiting breeders, and maybe even getting involved in your regional Border Collie rescue.
I know a few people who compete with BCs (agility and rally) and probably one of the six dogs that immediately come to mind would do well in a beginner home...one in particular would be a train-wreck in anything but a very experienced, dedicated home. He is a lovely dog, but is a TON of work.
The phrase "Handler Mistake Amplifier" is very apt.
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