Name: Balder (08.02.08-15.09-22)
Breed Border Collie
Sex: Hannhund (kastrert)
20 kg
Merits: 1st place beginners level rallyobedience x2

Balder is Bella’s son. We decided to keep one of the puppies from her litter and we knew early on it would be “little” Balder. Bella contributed grately as a rolemodel during his puppy year, but an unfortunate meeting with another dog when he was 5 months gave him severe fear aggression towards other dogs. After a lot of traning he can now walk on a leash with other dogs.

We trained a lot of tracking and agility with Balder, but when he was about three years old, he developed an auto-immune defence illness. This illness caused small wounds in his mouth and irritated skin in general. He also had a few seizures (epilepsia) and both of these illnesses seemed to be triggered by high levels of stress. We therefore stopped all stressful activities for a long period of time, he got medication for his auto-immune defence illness and he has now been symptom free and of his medication for several years. He still has a few seizures a few times a year, but they are fortunately short and few.

Luckily Balder is very happy doing hikes and tricks, and has been an amazing “big brother” for both Buffy, Zen and Neo when they joined our pack.