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Old 05-25-2013, 05:08 AM   #41
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Which of the two would be a better jogging companion? Sorry for all the questions! Like I said, I've only grown up with labs so I'm new to all of this!
Probably the collie. As others have said, they need the exercise more anyway. I don't think of goldens as being good running dogs.
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Both of them are working dogs and apartment life isn't really fair to them.

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Both of them are working dogs and apartment life isn't really fair to them.
That's why I'm going to get one when I move into a house
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I would also say the BC at least looking at the big picture. Goldens are very active when they are younger. But as they get age on them if they are not monitored they get larger and heavier. And in all fairness to the Golden due to the fact of getting big can result in injuries to joints and etc. When you are talking about running for any distance. Of course less apt if their weight is strictly controlled by the owner. Baby Girl has to go in for surgery a week from this coming Monday because she ran from the back seat in the truck to the front seat and got her leg caught on the console as she traveled forward to the front seat! She tore the Ligament inside her right rear Elbow Joint on her leg. And due to her size she has to have a titanium insert to assist with the rebuild. $1800. WHEW! But she is worth it. She is just as an important part of our family as anyone. Some would say we are crazy to spend that money. Sure do not want that bill, but it will pass and she will be OK! So just a consideration, if you plan on running for example 2 miles a day as you stated. The day will probably come that neither dog can run the distance. Of course they shouldn't be in summer heat anyway. Only a thought! But still it goes back to the Spiritual bonding that I spoke about earlier. Both would make great loyal companions for many years of pleasure for both of you. Unfortunately they as us will age in time and have possible issues. And as in us older guys here on the FTF we have found a new revelation: Getting Old Ain't For Sissies!
Good Luck or friend with this important choice and send us the pictures and an update of the new friend! Or Both!

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Well I just emailed the person who has the Collie. I feel she would be better suited for where I'd be living along with that she would have a hyper lab and Aussie Shepard to live with as well to help with the energy. I will keep y'all updated with the progress

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Well I just emailed the person who has the Collie. I feel she would be better suited for where I'd be living along with that she would have a hyper lab and Aussie Shepard to live with as well to help with the energy. I will keep y'all updated with the progress
We'll need a photo.
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We'll need a photo.
Oh but of course. I'll probably post a multitude of them
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Well I just emailed the person who has the Collie. I feel she would be better suited for where I'd be living along with that she would have a hyper lab and Aussie Shepard to live with as well to help with the energy. I will keep y'all updated with the progress
Good choice. I think you will give that Collie a perfect BC home.
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I've heard BC will go crazy if the aren't active enough. They are hearding dogs and love to work.
Here is a pic of my GR Sam, loves to play with balls and run, would be a great jogging partner. He will grab the leash and beg to go outside.

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I've heard BC will go crazy if the aren't active enough. They are heading dogs and love to work.
Here is a pic of my GR Sam, loves to play with balls and run, would be a great jogging partner. He will grab the leash and beg to go outside.
There's a reason why they are consistently the most popular breed...not many negatives about them.
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