I turned 51 this past july and of those years we've kept a Border all but maybe 3 or 4 of those years !
I was givien the first but the DuPonts of gunpowder fame .
It was a first birthday present in 1962 from a littler on her estate . That one lasted until I was 16 after she was put down we waited a couple years before getting another , that one lasted about 16 years before she needed to be put down . It took us 2 to 3 years before we could find another suitable litter to get a female pup from . We got Kielie at that time and she's almost 14 now !
The little DEVIL !