Fair play to you spike,
if i were to get another dog it would be a border collie, cleverest and best dog in the world i think.
The exercise things is no joke, they are bred as a working dog and boy can they run tirelessly . I have heard of border collies getting quite destructive if they dont get the exercise they need.
I had a border collie labrador cross. He was the most beautiful clever dog with the gentlest temperament. I taught him to run with the bike and we would cover 10-15 miles pretty much daily for a time and he easily could have done double that i reckon.
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Spot on! Our Border Collie is a great dog and very intelligent. Sits by the food bowl when it's time for food, sits on the doormat when she needs the toilet. When I hide the ball at night (always in a different spot) She knows where it is and sits by where ever I hid it when she wants to play the next day, and opens door too, as well as so many humorous things.
She's terrified of fireworks and thunder, so she gets her own little spot she likes in the pantry with a second bed.
I agree with the comment above about waiting a bit longer before taking him to the vets. Nice one, Spike, not many people would have stepped up and took the dog in. You've just made yourself one hell of a friend.
All the best to you both.
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