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PostPosted: Sat Mar 25, 2017 7:15 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

We lost our much loved beardie X to cancer a few weeks ago at just 10 years old and are feeling totally devastated - the house is just so quiet and empty without him.

Have been searching for beardies and beardie crossbreeds, but they seem to be very hard to find.

I am very wary of dogs for sale on internet sites such as Preloved and Gumtree etc and also any puppies for sale in Wales, due to the number of puppy farms there.

Have checked loads of rescues, but to no avail.

We are really hoping to find a beardie or beardie X (preferably no older than 3). Just couldn't imagine having anything else as our last three dogs have been beardie crossbreeds and simply gorgeous. We really like the working bearded collies as well.

Any suggestions/advice would be greatly appreciated.

Many thanks.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 25, 2017 7:56 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Hi and welcome to the FBC so sorry to hear about your boy. You don't say were in the country you are but there is this boy in Sussex, the photo makes him look a bit odd but I think it's the camera angle.

http://www.pupsneedinghomes.co.uk/older-dogs-3/

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 25, 2017 7:59 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Really sorry, far too young. If you haven't already done so contact beardie rescue.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 25, 2017 9:12 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Sorry you lost your boy, he will never leave you, he will always be with you in the corner of your heart.

Contact beardie rescue and beardie pups uk , either might be able help in your search for a beardie or beardie cross. good luck, it may a little while but one will be there for you.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 25, 2017 9:33 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Just to say 2 beardies on Berwick Animals Rescue Kennels.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 26, 2017 6:58 am Reply with quoteBack to top

So sorry for your loss and understand where you are coming from they are so very special. Have you been onto The Bearded Collie Site they sometime are looking for homes for older dogs. Good luck x

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 29, 2017 1:33 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Jacquietwig wrote:
Hi and welcome to the FBC so sorry to hear about your boy. You don't say were in the country you are but there is this boy in Sussex, the photo makes him look a bit odd but I think it's the camera angle.

http://www.pupsneedinghomes.co.uk/older-dogs-3/


Thank you so much for posting, he looks absolutely gorgeous.

However, despite emailing them twice explaining our circumstances etc, I haven't received any response whatsoever, which I think is extremely rude.

Will keep looking.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 29, 2017 1:54 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

I can understand how you feel but I don't think it is unusual for Rescue places to be slow replying. They are usually very busy looking after the animals whilst 'working on a shoestring' so really do not have enough staff to keep looking at a computer. I'm sure their lack of reply is not a sign of their disinterest and they will reply very shortly.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 29, 2017 2:08 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

I have just been looking for Brambledale Bearded Collies ( I know nothing about the breeder except they are working dogs) on Google and found a thread from this forum which you might find interesting. Using this forum's 'search' function look up 'working bearded puppy?' in the Chit Chat part. It was started in Dec.2009.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 29, 2017 4:55 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Derwendolly wrote:
I can understand how you feel but I don't think it is unusual for Rescue places to be slow replying. They are usually very busy looking after the animals whilst 'working on a shoestring' so really do not have enough staff to keep looking at a computer. I'm sure their lack of reply is not a sign of their disinterest and they will reply very shortly.


I emailed them again earlier and have now had a reply saying he is already taken and they would only rehome to our area if they could find a suitable homechecker Sad

I do understand that they are probably busy, but it did say on their website that the best way to make contact is via email which they check throughout the day.

I forgot to put in my original post that we are in Somerset, so would be prepared to travel 100 miles or so.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 29, 2017 4:57 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Derwendolly wrote:
I have just been looking for Brambledale Bearded Collies ( I know nothing about the breeder except they are working dogs) on Google and found a thread from this forum which you might find interesting. Using this forum's 'search' function look up 'working bearded puppy?' in the Chit Chat part. It was started in Dec.2009.


I think I have found the thread you are talking about. Is it the Scottish Beardie Rescue one?
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 29, 2017 5:48 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

No And I am just not savvy enough to post its link. It was a thread with contributors talking about working beardies. Sorry. I am sure, if you use the search function and put in working beardies, then lots will come up.
Good luck in your search as I know exactly what you are feeling like from recent experience. Sad

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 29, 2017 6:20 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Brambledale Beardies...here you go...they are Working Beardies - well, she uses Working Beardies as sires etc
http://www.spanglefish.com/brambledalebeardedcollies/

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 29, 2017 6:35 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Hi Mel

So sorry for your loss.

I have PMed you.

Brambledales are lovely dogs but Lynne always has a hugely long waiting list and is very strict in her criteria for anyone wanting one of her dogs - she does like them to go to working homes - not necessarily herding, but something like agility or obedience or similar because they are bred to DO something. It's a great website though and well worth looking at.

Good luck in your search.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 09, 2017 6:31 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Just wondered if anyone knows if the email address for Belinda Steer is still
belinda.steer@virgin.net.

I emailed her a couple of weeks ago, but haven't heard anything, so thought perhaps this could be an old address.

Still searching for my neardie/beardie

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 09, 2017 6:49 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

On the Southern Counties Bearded Collie site (Beardie Aid) her email is given as you have quoted and there is a telephone contact too, but I do no know if this is meant to be used ' in case of urgent need' only.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 09, 2017 7:24 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Mel, Belinda has had one of her dogs really poorly, she may be a bit behind with things at the moment. Another contact is Shirley Hinchcliffe, will try and get her details for you xxx

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 09, 2017 7:33 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

mel wrote:
We lost our much loved beardie X to cancer a few weeks ago at just 10 years old and are feeling totally devastated - the house is just so quiet and empty without him.

Have been searching for beardies and beardie crossbreeds, but they seem to be very hard to find.

I am very wary of dogs for sale on internet sites such as Preloved and Gumtree etc and also any puppies for sale in Wales, due to the number of puppy farms there.

Have checked loads of rescues, but to no avail.

We are really hoping to find a beardie or beardie X (preferably no older than 3). Just couldn't imagine having anything else as our last three dogs have been beardie crossbreeds and simply gorgeous. We really like the working bearded collies as well.

Any suggestions/advice would be greatly appreciated.

Many thanks.


We have just got a Beardie X who is 14 months old from www.pupsneedinghomes.co.uk so keep an eye out on their website. I shall look at rescue places for you as I know what it is like when you lose a member of your family. There is a hairy boy on Lea Valley Rescue, a black medium sized furball called "Bear" he is just a few months old, take a look

Lelly x
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 09, 2017 7:38 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

mel wrote:
Jacquietwig wrote:
Hi and welcome to the FBC so sorry to hear about your boy. You don't say were in the country you are but there is this boy in Sussex, the photo makes him look a bit odd but I think it's the camera angle.

http://www.pupsneedinghomes.co.uk/older-dogs-3/


Thank you so much for posting, he looks absolutely gorgeous.

However, despite emailing them twice explaining our circumstances etc, I haven't received any response whatsoever, which I think is extremely rude.

Will keep looking.


We got our boy from this rescue centre, they are very animal centered and it is a family concern and emails can be short and sweet but the process for us was fine and we have our boy who is a Beardie X
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 10, 2017 3:09 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

There is a lovely girl on the above site called Darcy, 18 months old and beautiful xxx

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Shirley hincliffe on beardie pups uk has put an urgent shout out today Monday , for homes and foster hones

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 10, 2017 4:18 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

I've pm'd you xxx

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 10, 2017 5:14 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Any updates Mel?
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 11, 2017 4:25 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Hope this works

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1077694259029259&set=a.104214763043885.5087.100003660842842&type=3

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 12, 2017 5:42 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Good morning Mel,

Take a look on the "Dogs Trust" website at their Salisbury centre, there is a dog called "Paddy", he has a beardie look about him, see what you think x
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