Stirling Collies — Mentally unbalanced puppy
Bought a purebred Smooth collie puppy at 8 weeks old. He arrived as a mentally very unbalanced dog. He never displayed a normal temperament, but we tried, with much patience, many devoted hours, thousands of dollars enlisting three different experienced, certified dog trainer, & behaviorists, & vet. All, & I mean ALL, experts came to the same conclusion. The pup we received was never going to be all right in the head. He displayed fearfulness from the beginning, & never came out of that for 10 months. The fear-based nipping, which progressed into biting, was a huge problem. Everyone put their whole heart into making him into a more confident dog. Not ever going to happen. Impossible to fix a mind that was born not right. We are very experienced dog owners, so this whole experience was very heartbreaking, not to mention cost us a fortune.
DO NOT PURCHASE A DOG FROM THIS BREEDER. THERE ARE [redacted]S ON THE WEB ABOUT THEM TOO. Wish we had paid attention to them before going through this heartbreak.