How about 'Hush'?
Border collie. Especially the one that's just woken me up & demanded a walk, which is free to a good home right about now :p
Any one from a rescue place that would have been put to sleep otherwise. My border collie cross loves other climbers and being at the crag but more important is how we got her. ;-)
You can get any dog to be a good crag dog with good training. there are probably a few exceptions - but the key is just training
Kelpie = old collie bred with dingo by early Aussie settlers.
Here she is at 6 month's with her mum (the pure Kelpie - which are a breed worth looking at too)
You'll no doubt be aware of this but it's worth planning *when* you get your dog, to give yourself the maximum chance of him/her being old enough (and sufficiently well trained!) to come to the crag with you - for instance, if you get your dog in October then you've got the winter to work on training.
I agree with the comment that any well-trained dog can be a good crag dog. I'll be finding out about pointers in this regard come summer...
The biggest problem with collies is the instinct to give chase to anything not human or canine (though he always wants to play with these), in particular sheep. we were advised to just avoid them as much as possible and work on call back training. this has worked so far but it's a bit impractical when I go running for instance as Its not always safe for me to have him on a lead - he can run A LOT faster than me!
in summary - introduce them to as many dogs, people, experiences as possible. praise and treat ALL good behaviour, ignore the rest though dn't be frightened to use your voice to scare them from doing something they shouldn't, like stealing someone's blueberry muffin at the crag! (true story)
Agreed - but the OP getting a puppy in, say, April, means it could well not be ready to go to the crag with him before the autumn, unless he's with others who can help to keep an eye on it.
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