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Help with a Border Collie Cow dog name

Postby Ozhorse » Thu Aug 21, 2014 2:59 am

I was given a young short hair Border Collie be nice from very good cattle working lines. She is a tough little thing, quite vocal with a tendancy to want to scrap with other dogs and a ton of force on stock and very intense, with eye, but not at all sticky. She does not mind a good chew if they dont move enough either. She knows how to hold sheep together as well but getting her to stop wool classing may be a challenge.

I am absolutely,completely hopeless at naming anything, as a kid I had a dog named Doggy, a cat called be nice, and a pet rat called ratsy.
OK, so I need help...

I just realised now I come to start working with her that the name she came with, and that I have called her for months, has the same vowel sounds as the vocal commands I will use at a distance (and I cant whistle loud).

I need a name that has as few sylables as possible.

I need to keep away from "A" and "E" (as in "back" "here" and "stay" and "sit" "steady")

"U" sounds are good,
"Oo" or O sounds could work too.

Thanks for your ideas
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Re: Help with a Border Collie Cow dog name

Postby wbvs58 » Thu Aug 21, 2014 3:06 am

I'm a bit hopeless with names too, but I have a Kelpie be nice I call Bo and I think that works OK, short and to the point.
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Re: Help with a Border Collie Cow dog name

Postby Ozhorse » Thu Aug 21, 2014 4:28 am

Short is good as their name gets called out over and over loudly while working them.

One does not want to be calling "Murgatroyd, Murgatroyd" over and over in front of the shearing team, one would loose bush cred.

Bo is a good name.
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Re: Help with a Border Collie Cow dog name

Postby TennesseeTuxedo » Thu Aug 21, 2014 7:26 am

Ozhorse wrote:Short is good as their name gets called out over and over loudly while working them.

One does not want to be calling "Murgatroyd, Murgatroyd" over and over in front of the shearing team, one would loose bush cred.

Bo is a good name.


Based on your criteria I don't think you can top Bo.
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Re: Help with a Border Collie Cow dog name

Postby dun » Thu Aug 21, 2014 7:30 am

How about Hyper and call her Hy
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Re: Help with a Border Collie Cow dog name

Postby M5farm » Thu Aug 21, 2014 7:52 am

How about OZ or OZZY
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Re: Help with a Border Collie Cow dog name

Postby Limomike » Thu Aug 21, 2014 8:07 am

Either that or Bozo, or Ozbo or Booz :shock:
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Re: Help with a Border Collie Cow dog name

Postby 3waycross » Thu Aug 21, 2014 9:43 am

I had an Irish Setter named Boo. As retarded as he was he learned that name and never failed to respond to it....it doesn't sound like ANY commands and unlike Bo it doesn't sound like NO.
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Re: Help with a Border Collie Cow dog name

Postby M5farm » Thu Aug 21, 2014 9:46 am

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Re: Help with a Border Collie Cow dog name

Postby dun » Thu Aug 21, 2014 9:48 am

3waycross wrote:I had an Irish Setter named Boo. As retarded as he was he learned that name and never failed to respond to it....it doesn't sound like ANY commands and unlike Bo it doesn't sound like NO.

Or whoa. Had a springer named BO, did cause some problems at times. When she would hup and I would say her name she got confused because she was already stopped.
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Re: Help with a Border Collie Cow dog name

Postby 3waycross » Thu Aug 21, 2014 10:34 am

There are lots of possibilities such as Jake, Bob, Bill, or anything that is short and doesn't resemble a command.
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Re: Help with a Border Collie Cow dog name

Postby Shanghai » Thu Aug 21, 2014 10:35 am

3waycross wrote:There are lots of possibilities such as Jake, Bob, Bill, or anything that is short and doesn't resemble a command.



Anything but Sue !!! :lol: :lol:
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Re: Help with a Border Collie Cow dog name

Postby dieselbeef » Thu Aug 21, 2014 12:11 pm

stupid? m'fer' dog' dammit' what usually end up callin em anyways...
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Re: Help with a Border Collie Cow dog name

Postby Jbonnot03 » Thu Aug 21, 2014 1:04 pm

dieselbeef wrote:stupid? m'fer' dog' dammit' what usually end up callin em anyways...


:clap: :clap:

well played sir.
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Re: Help with a Border Collie Cow dog name

Postby Ozhorse » Thu Aug 21, 2014 9:31 pm

Well I cant say you are wrong there Diesel Beef.

Thanks for all those suggestions.
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