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well many people like Habit but I love him! He is the second dog I was waiting for from you. He is absolutely perfect, all I ever wanted. He was easy as a puppy just like Vice. He is just the sweetest thing in the world. My mother who adores Vice loves him now too because of his incredible sweet nature. No matter where the other dogs are when we are outside or inside he always follows me. I can't finish saying his name and he has turned around and coming back to me. He does great with other dogs and people as well as children. He is a little naughty that he likes to jump into strollers and lick baby's faces but it's cute for me. As for agility, he gets so ralled up and pumped physically as well as vocally. He loves to play tug with me or anyone. He will bring you something and smack it in your hands in hopes you will grab and tug with him. If not, he moves on to the dogs in the houehold's mouths in hopes of the same response. And yes he came with that all by himself :) He invents a new game for himself weekly. I don't have much time to train with work but he remembers everything I teach and recalls it weeks later. He is super fast, smart/thinker and very high drive...and of course, the sweetest thing! thank you again for another perfect dog!!

Vanessa
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Faye,
Finally, here is the letter I have promised along with a photo of our little boy Chase.
Chase, truly amazes me everyday. Housebreaking was quick (only 3 days) and on top of that it only to another 2 or 3 days for him to learn to ring a bell to go out for potty. Chase at times potties on command, comes, and sits. All this in approx. 10 days. He'll be starting puppies classes this Sept. I just hope we can stay one step ahead of this cute wisenheimer.
I would have to say, that traveling over 3,200 miles was worth it, and I would do again if and when the opportunity arises. I'm so blessed to find you as a breeder, it looks to me as if I found a wonderful adoption agency for our future babies.
I will keep in touch with letters and along with a photo or two of our growing boy.

Betty
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Faye,
I just wanted to let you know how much we love Oisin! He is the sweetest puppy!!! He is learning to sit. He is doing REALLY well with potty training. He sleeps all night by himself. He is just a doll! I am attaching some new pics for you. I had to fix the red eye, so it makes his eyes look really dark, which they are not. He still has beautiful blue-green eyes. My vet just loves him. He wanted to know if I was going to breed him. I told him I hadn't even gotten through housebreaking him, so I couldn't think that far ahead. He has two favorite games now. He loves tug-of-war with a sock, and he loves to jump and attack the cardboard tube that is left from Christmas wrapping paper. He can really jump high!

Tom
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Faye,
Yes you may use us as a reference any time ! We are delighted with the progress Oisin is making already. We started obedience classes last night. He is sitting, sometimes staying, and doing very well with potty training. I talked to a local agility training professional, and he said for me to bring Oisin to him sometime this summer so he can show me how to begin working at home doing some basic and non-overexerting agility exercises. He said that we should not begin full agility training until he is over 1 year old. (bones not formed completely yet). Attached are a couple of pix.

Will keep you posted on his progress.

Sincerely yours,
Tom
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Faye,
Thanks for the update. Oisin is doing so well. I am sending you a couple of new pics. Tom is taking him to classes and working with him every day. He is doing so well. We think he is something special. He watches our hands constantly. That is why he would not retrieve. Tom figured out that if he bounced the ball Oisin would never take his eyes off of his hands or the ball. So he bounces it and then when he releases it Oisin will go after it. But not until he is sure that Tom is done bouncing it. He is so smart. He will sit and stay until Tom tells him he is a "free" dog. I think he would stay there overnight if Tom told him to. We take him out in the front yard while we get the mail, take him to the middle of the yard, tell him to sit and stay while we go to the mailbox. He stays. It is amazing! We got a bell to hang on the door that goes from the house to the garage and Tom has taught him to ring the bell whenever he needs to go to the bathroom. He has not had an "accident" in over three days, and he rings his bell to let us know he has to go.
Well, that's all for now. We will keep you updated...

Tom and Sue Rea
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That's just fine! She is doing so great! Her and Oscar get along perfect! She is now sitting in front of the door when she needs to potty! I couldn't have asked for a better pup!!

Erin Fitzpatrick
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To whom it may concern:
We would highly recommend acquiring a Border Collie from Faye Amos. Our red and white, BC, Dash, whom we purchased from Faye, will be 1 year old on Jan. 20, 2002. He has an exceptional temperament and has already appeared in several Frisbee dog haltime shows with Bill Camp's Famous Flying Dogs. He's not on our website yet, but will be soon, since he is now an official member of the team. Our site is at: www.frisbeedogs.com Dash has the best temperament we have ever seen. He is sound, friendly and everything a good dog should be. Nothing bothers him. And, of course, very, very smart. Faye has also been a pleasure to deal with. She has been interested in our progress with Dash from the beginning and has been very supportive. Purchasing a Border Collie from Faye wasn't the end of a transaction, it was the beginning of a relationship.

Sincerely,
Bill and Lynne Camp and the Famous Flying Dogs
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Hi Faye
Just wanted to take a min. to thank you again. Darla is GREAT!! She's Queen of our home. We always tell people if they want a Border collie to get in touch with you! I am sending two pictures of Darla just for kicks! Thanks again!

Nancy & Carl
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I know, I know....I have been such a bad communicator. I am much better on the phone. Also I haven't had time for mail because Bam keeps me so busy. HE IS AWESOME. Thank you so much for breeding this puppy. He is smart and driven and has the most incredible on/off switch I've ever experienced. He also has so much mental stamina that I have to force myself to stop working and remember that he is only 9 months old. The first week of December, I stayed with a friend and her 5 dogs and 3 cats. Dogs were 3 Belgian sheepdogs, a bc and a greyhound. First of all, Bam was a great house guest and much more mentally mature than her Belgian that is 2 mos older. Also my friend has sheep, so he got to play. He held a ewe like he was a pro. He went right to the pressure and when she moved he covered but he never rushed or crowded her and when I asked him to lie down and told him that'll do, he was fine with it. he is so practical and relaxed and stable while still maintaining TONS of drive, His stock sense is brilliant. Patricia took pix of the 3 reds together so hopefully those will turn out nice. Santa is bringing me a digi camera, so I'll be better, promise. Patti and I just spoke about how people want to automatically call our dogs Lock-eye and how we always say that they are from Faye. Breck brought so much to these guys. I have taken to carrying pix of tye & breck, the pedigree and your website addy everywhere I go. Not to name drop but I heard that one of your babies went to Christine Charpentier. How exciting! She did meet Bam when he was tiny and loved him (to cuddle) and I was asked to bring Bam into Boston so Val and her friends could see how pretty he is. He looks like a combo of Breck and Bronze. He is still very deep in color and his coat is beautiful and silky. He is perfect. Hope you have great holidays and your winter isn't too bad. Ours is real cold and snowy so far. Merry Christmas,

Cindy & Bam
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In obedience she is a genius of course and at confirmation won her first show the first place in a national competition but the judge was from the US so he is familiar with the breed. She made history, the first Border Collie shown here and the herding group is one of the hardest because they have lots of German Shepherds and Shelties, but we did excellent.

Dr. Juan R. León Wyss
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Hi Faye
Jeteye is doing great, Ryce my 5yr old and him are best friends they play together and lay around on the couch watch TV. He has never tried to herd any of the kids that come over here or Ryce. The only thing he wants to do is play ball or Frisbee. I think he does great with kids, I am really glad we got him and hoping to get another one real soon.Jeteye is almost two now. Thank you for this dog.

Marty Smith
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Faye,
Bam is doing great...he has his AKC NA & NAJ (I do very little AKC)...He is 2 legs away from Masters in USDAA but has his AD, Starters Relay title, Starters Gamble title. He is going to nationals having qualified for Steeplechase in a very competitive 22" class and went into Round 2 in 3rd by .25 seconds. Bam is also on a team at Nationals, "Orange Crush". He is also herding and practicing dock diving which we will also do at USDAA Nationals. He is as awesome as I am bad at communicating!!!!! Last weekend he placed and qualified in 5 of 6 runs!!!! BAM! is 20 3/4 inches at the shoulder and weighs 39 lbs give or take, he is very healthy, easy to live with and one of the fastest bc's in agility ( many others will back that up). He is great with people and can share a hotel room with anyone and their dogs. I do a small amount of boarding and daycare...mostly puppies...and I trust him completely. He is so appropriate. We tease him about being sooo serious, my friend who was teaching us about dock diving told him to put away the slide rule and calculator and just JUMP. He gets real silly first thing in the am, but then it is time for him to start his work day!!! I love him to death.

Cindy Ratner (10-6-05)
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Our little girl is Amazing!! She's pretty much potty trained-we've had a few excited accidents (but that's to be expected)! She loves our other BC, Oscar. When we go outside to play around she will just follow him-right on his heels all the time! The mornings are the best! Everybody is full of energy and they haven't seen each other through the night (Oscar's in our bed and she's in the crate) and now it's play time! They run through the house one chasing the other then back again-they are so fun to watch! Reo just loves him, I catch her sometimes just staring at him, I wonder what she's thinking? I've been meaning to send you some current pictures. I'm not so good on the computer so I have to send them the 'old fashioned way!We are also in the middle of sending in her paper work to get her AKC registered also. She is a doll and everyone she meets loves her and she loves them. I wonder if maybe 'Therapy Dog' is in her future. She is in the store with me and sees hundreds of people and animals constantly, nothing scares her! She's definately a people dog and people are just drawn to her! Anyways, to make a long story short....we love her to death and we feel like our family is complete! I will send some pictures soon!!

Erin, Rob, Oscar, and Reo
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I cannot thank you enough for Porche. I think she was fated to be part of our family, especially how I came to even see her. She was just so very good today. I was unbelievalby proud of her, and I didn't even breed her. I hope you both know how special she is. Lets see, we do agility and she is awesome. In obedience she was great (going to get her CD one of these days); frisbee, very good, swims great, snuggles and gives love, without peers. And, now we can add herding to her list of things she is very, very good at. Everything is there except the handler, and I can learn. What a joy this dog is.

She is priceless

Patricia Kallen
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Well, she is here. Cute, fesity, and almost a Porsche clone. She is a rough coat, which as far as I can tell, would be the only difference between them. Faye, I am quite possibly biased, but she is the prettiest puppy I've ever seen. I have the cutest and the prettiest. How did we get so lucky. I can't imagine she won't be a breed champion. She's gorgeous. I think I'm going to start training her for breed early and put her in some shows when she's 6 months old. Should be fun. Let's see, she arrived and gave kisses and wags to everyone. Walked on a leash, walked down the stairs, up the stairs. Quiet as a mouse, tucked in with Mariah's favorite teddy bear for the ride home. Zooming all over the yard, jumping and running. Caught her (literally) 2/3rds of the way up the almost regulation a-frame. She jumped over the bottom rung of the triple (thankfully that was the only bar up). Ate and played and is now sleeping peacefully in her crate. Porsche seems indifferent but friendly enough. Mariah looked aghast, but was very kind on her sniff of her. I haven't let her "play" yet with Mariah. Gillian seems excited, but I also haven't let her play with her either. Only Porsche has been with her. Her structure appears to be the same as Porsche's. Nice angulation in the rear, beautiful face, and her markings are traditional. Her rear legs are perfectly symmetrical where the red leaves off and the white socks begin. She jumps and moves off her back legs already. In addition, she is crate trained, walks on a leash, plays tug, and chases the ball. I'm thinking I'm pretty fortunate and very happy I have her.

Patricia Kallen
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Hi Faye,
We've been away at an agility trial all weekend. His name is now officially Bam, and for his AKC registered name he will be FA Kick It Up A Notch. I might add an 's' to 'Kick'. For his ABCA name, FA Bam or FA Kick It Up are both fine with me. He is eating fine now. Sleeps until about 5:30 and I really just need him to stretch it an hour or so that will get better. Let me tell you, nothing bothered him at all at the trial. He is AWESOME. Everyone loved him and a really top knotch competitor with a red male adult was nuts over him. I love him to death. He is a wild man and will probably be a real pain as a puppy, but he is exactly what I wanted. He is confident, intense, wild and rude, but he learns new stuff at the drop of a dime. I am definitely limiting his dog time and he's with me constantly or crated in the room I'm in. Faye, he is just perfect. I can't wait to hear from Patricia about the arrival of the sisters. I'll write more later. Thanks so much for this incredible boy.

Cindy Ratner
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Hi Faye,
I see from your webpage that everyone who gets a puppy from you thinks that they have the best puppy in the world. But I know they can't be right. After all, Esca is definitely the best puppy ever! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! He is so incredible. When he came home at eight weeks he was crate trained, leash started, clicker started, so well socialized. He is such a confident sociable pup. I take him with me everywhere, and everyone thinks he is wonderful and very cute! We get lots of comments about those giant ears and long legs. He gets along great with my older dog, Shay, whom I was concerned might feel a little left out. Esca is turning out to be everything I could ever ask for in a dog. We're are working on relationship a lot, and he has excellent focus for such a young boy. He already knows more at 5 months (can it be already!) than most dogs will know in their entire life! We have started little bits of agility foundation work, directional, crosses on the flat, planks on the ground and tippy boards. He is going to be such an incredible agility dog! He is so much fun to train. He picks things up very quickly, and is always ready for another training session. He gets all excited when he sees me grab the clicker, treats and toy. He has drive like nothing else. And boy does he like to play. And bark! He is fearless. But as I write this he is in his crate lying upside-down relaxing. He is definitely able to control himself and be very calm. He is very good at snapping into a wild maniac the minute I ask him to play or train, but he also is easygoing when we are just hanging out! Even in situations outside of home, although he is alert, he is calm and easily controlled.

Amanda Johnston
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Dear Faye
Thank you so much for my little(5 month), well "big," red boy, Vice. Honestly, I was very worried about getting a Border Collie because of their independent nature. Vice has changed my mine about the breed. He is very similar to my sweet and loving Vizsla. He never leaves my side and is a hard worker. He has been so easy to train and work with right away. He house trained in weeks, only 2 accidents and crate trained immediately. (ps-thank you for the pre-crate training). He already knows sit, lie down, wait and stand. He loves sheep! As for agility, he is supersonic and loves it. He already knows: tunnel, jumps, tire, tippy board, front crosses, rear crosses, go-ons, and directionals. When he goes out in the agility yard, dogs can be playing around him but he is looking at me, ready to go. I can't wait to compete with him! He's going to be great!(as long as I keep my act together). Thank you for answering my millions of questions and still keeping in touch even after I've gotten Vice. It means a lot to me. I can't wait to meet you next year and your dogs. Most of all, I can't wait to get another puppy from you.

Thank you for my baby! I'm in awe.
Vanessa
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Faye
My big red boy, Vice, is now 2 and 1/2 years old and still exceeding my expectations. We have been trialing for a year now. In that time, he got his USDAA AAD title, his AKC OA and OAJ titles and his NADAC NAC, TN-N, TG-N, OJC, OGC titles. He also managed to qualify for the 2005 USDAA Nationals. All dealing with his mother's 'Vizsla handling,' and his long legs. He has a kind heart and a good soul. He always gives me a 100% and then some. We are still not a team yet, but we have our moments of brillance, which are an undescribable feeling. He is a joy to compete with and train and to have as part of my family. He is a gift I'll never forget. thank you again.

Vanessa
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Christmas 2004 my husband surprised me with the gift of a puppy. Since we live in the Northeast we decided to wait wait for the spring before we bought a puppy. This gave me plenty of long winter hours to research where to get this special pup. I knew I wanted a Border collie so I began researching all the border collie breeders, one name kept coming up. Faye Amos!
To make a long story short I got thee best puppy in the world from Faye. Since Rosey arrival in our lives we have had nothing but fun. Rosey is sweet, gentle and smart as a whip. She is very quick to catch on to anything I would like her to do. I just love Rosey and would recommend Faye's dogs to anyone who wants a Border Collie in their life.

Thanks Faye,
Debi Ellsworth
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