Minnie (RESERVED) & Fleche – Our Wobbly Collies
All about Minnie (RESERVED) & Fleche – Our Wobbly Collies
DATE OF BIRTH: 1 April 2020
BREED TYPE: Border Collie
VACCINATED: Yes including with passport
STERILISED: To be done
OK DOGS: Yes
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Please meet MINNIE (NOW RESERVED) and FLECHE – fondly known as our Wobbly Collies
Miss FLECHE is now looking for her special home too.
Sadly these girls were left with this condition after their mother contracted one of the serious diseases (either distemper or parvo) when she was pregnant. She had not been vaccinated and recovered but this was the result. It is NOT a degenerative condition. Indeed the better food they get, the more exercise they get, the more they have chance to experience and practice, the better they get. It does not take away the “wobbles” completely but they are dramatically improved.
Please do not let this have you think that they need special treatment in any other way. They are extremely resourceful (they have always had to manage with this condition), fun-loving, and gaining every day in confidence. Naturally their energy levels are not as high as one would expect in an unaffected border collie type, so they do not need the amounts of exercise that might be expected. And not for them a life climbing mountains or walking on very rough terrain.
Obviously they are very close to each other because that is all they have ever known. However they are also quite independent in play and exploring. So it is entirely likely that they would be fine if separated, but we would strongly recommend another canine in the family. This should not be one that is “looking for a friend” as that cannot be guaranteed but there is not an ounce of aggression in these girls. We think rather it should be a wise, calm and mature dog who will be accepting, not fazed by their involuntary erratic movements when on the move.
We can understand that any prospective permanent family may feel they are “taking a risk” because there is an extant condition. We would therefore be willing to look at long-term fostering if that were the case with an otherwise perfect family for one or both of them.
Our lovely Wobblies are currently in foster in Department 19 (Corrèze) but far far more important is finding the right home for them.
If you feel you could offer one or both of these girlies the home, environment and love to help them continue to thrive, then please complete the online form linked on this page or, if you are already known to us, drop us a line to email@example.com.