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If someone were looking for a performance prospect ACD what breeder would you recommend? PM if you could :) Thanks!

Or, anyone that has a performance ACD that wants to share stories!
 

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I am currently in MI and moving to TN the end of August. I am looking to do primarily flyball and agility - but I want a fast, drivey dog. One that speeds into the obstacles and is competitive and tries to win. I also dabble in lure coursing, dock jumping, rally, obedience, tracking and am looking into getting more into herding. I've met some really nice breeders but I don't see anyone with a number of performance pups coming out of their litters. I'm just wondering if overall the breed is suited for it or if there are certain lines/breeders that are more seriously looking at drive. I would really rather prefer a puppy but I am keeping an eye on rescue as well. I do a lot of foundation stuff with my puppies for their future, it's my favorite part of training - the puppy foundation - so I'd really like to do that with this dog too. If the dog is drivey enough, I'd like to also try PSA - if the dog enjoys it. I do IPO with my GSD. I appreciate your responses :)
 

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Drive and speed (and Brains) will not be a problem with this breed. All of them that are sound are fast, and most lines are plenty drivey. In fact many ACD's have far too much drive for most people.

You start snooping around ACDs looking for a DRIVEY dog you might get more than you want rather than not enough.....

A few things about ACD's and the sports you mentioned....
FANTASTICALLY informative post and exactly what I was looking for!! My fiance has a BC pup that is, I would say, medium in drive and on the lazy side - that puppy is brilliant, crazy fast and intense on his "jobs" - he should be a stellar competition puppy. There is a huge split between the working BC and the show BC and I was trying to find out if I went to a nice, solid and reputable breeder of ACDs that also happened to show in conformation, if those pups would be ok in performance. Sounds to me like there isn't a huge worry about that so I'll keep speaking to the reputable breeders I have contacted. Thank you, thank you, thank you! :D
 
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