Lost: Black And White Border Collie Male In Central (NG22)

  • Dog ID 114760
  • Status Lost
  • Registered 09 May 2017
  • Gender & Breed Male Border Collie
  • Age Young Adult
  • Build
  • Colour black and white
  • Tail
  • Marks & Scars pure white face with black ears, he has one blue and one brown eye. very distinctive face!
  • Tagged No
  • Microchipped Yes
  • Tattooed Unknown
  • Date Lost 08 May 2017
  • Where Lost garden at home ,Blythe road, Thoresby. he may also be with our 5 week ewe Bella
  • Lost In Region Central
  • Lost In Post Area NG22
  • Date Reunited
  • Other Info
  • Phone 1 07712433249
  • Phone 2
  • Reward?
  • Listed By nataliemaisie
  • Views 13921
  • Alerts Sent 189


Sightings and Information

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Still monitoring the areas we think they use. Possible signs. More cameras going up.
Is there any news on this endearing pair? Do you think someone picked them up as I would imagine they would be very noticeable together. I really hope you get some good news soon xxx
I've been following these 2 while on holiday in Cyprus. I do feel for you. We have 2 Border Collies (mum and son) and miss them like crazy. Son is same age as Blake. I do hope you find them soon. Knowing how loyal they are I am sure Blake is looking after Belle well. Fingers crossed for good news soon. xx
DogLostJayne - Administrator, Head Office
Update on serch in todays daily mail.
Georgy Porgy
Would he stay with Bella guarding her if sadly she has become too weak? It's a long time for such a young lamb. I keep checking in just hoping to see good news.
I'm sure you must have thought of this already, but have you tried dog whistles? Blake is descended from working dogs and must have acute hearing - he might also have an instinct to respond to a whistle. If he is disorientated and lost the sound of a whistle carrying over the trees might encourage him to head towards a more accessible area where he can be found - hopefully with Bella in tow.
All gamekeepers and farmers on the estates have been very helpful.
Might be stating the obvious but have Welbeck Estates/Thoresby Estates or Perlethorpe got any gamekeepers who may know anything? I'm checking daily for updates but am on hol in Cornwall so have missed my daily walks in Clumber to spot this elusive pair!
DogLostJayne - Administrator, Head Office
Thanks for update.
We have just had 2 days of persistent heavy rain, much needed but not very welcome as far as the search is concerned. No animal would have ventured out in it, nothing on any of the cameras. Searchers are back in action today.
Heat-seeking drone has been up with no luck, but the person flying it said the area was so large and full of vegetation it was hard to be sure. Lamb does not yet have thick enough wool to make it likely that she is tangled. She was already starting to eat grass when she went missing. Ideally she should still have bottle feed to supplement that, but with luck she should keep going on grass. Blake will be keeping her warm as he always sleeps cuddled up to her.
how long can a lamb this young survive without its mum?
Just thought - sheep are well known to get their fleeces (wool) caught in brambles hedges etc, the more they struggle the worse they make the situation they're in and get entangled even more which could be why they haven't been seen. I myself have had to get several sheep free over the years. Twittered many times...
I'm sure this has been suggested but have you used a drone with an infrared camera on it should they be hiding in thick undergrowth? XLast edited: 2017-05-16 22:11:40 by Holmes
DogLostJayne - Administrator, Head Office
Thanks for the updates Owl (Phoebe and Wispa) our lady at the scene.
Alan, I think you are dong the right thing as a casual walker is as likely to spot them as anyone else. If Blake and Bella were casually wandering around they would have been seen, but they seem to be good at lurking in the rhododendrons etc when in the public sections of the estate. Julie Twickers, we have no particular reason to believe they have been stolen. The estate they are in is full of cover, it is needle in a haystack finding them. Dixter123 thank you. It is possible that the muntjac were spooked and ran into road, but also possible that they may have been disoriented in strong winds and rain yesterday and not heard traffic.
Julie Twickers
So sorry to read that Blake and Bella are missing. Is is more likely that they were stolen? I am no where near the area they are missing from but will share their poster and tweet for them and desperately hope they are both found safely soon. xx
May not be relevant but there are 2 young Muntjac Deer sadly RIP on the road (A616) between Ceres Lodge's gateway and Ollerton island. On left heading towards Ollerton. A very unusual sight so may have been chased from the woods by a hungry dog.
Just drove all way round Thoresby Estate this afternoon and all woodland paths are not public and are labelled private. I cant join an organised search as I prob would not be able to at that time ( work ). Just want to do my bit by popping down when I can. But it seems the search area I'm guessing is IN Thoresby Estate and lakes which as far as I know you cant just pop down get out of the car for FREE and walk the dog.I ended up walking dog and what looks to be a disused paint balling site at back of Thoresby ( which is labelled private )but saw nothing I'm afraid . Just feel search is missing out on constant eyes in normal dog walkers . Just driving around there is loads of forestry commission workerss and people parked up in carvans cant believe they haven't bumped into someone , are we 100% sure there not in another direction ?.Last edited: 2017-05-15 17:14:52 by Alan
DogLostJayne - Administrator, Head Office
Thank you for the advise Owl... known in the recent media as wildlife warden Phoebe.
The trackers aren't too worried about contaminating the search area. We are more concerned about someone flushing the pair out of safe cover. We want to keep them where they are. Yes, Blake has been devoted to the lamb she she came into the house at 2 days old to be bottlefed. He acts like she is his baby. I would say to anyone wanting to search, just stroll around the woodland paths around the main part of the estate and call if you see anything. It is a good place to walk anyway.
DogLostJayne - Administrator, Head Office
Thanks Alan and Dixter123.
In response to 'Alan'. I'm sure the searchers have requested that people don't contaminate the search area by wandering around it. It would be hard for the tracker dogs to follow fresh scent otherwise. Everyone's efforts are appreciated though.
Hi, I have been out 4 hours so far walking my dog in that area, I'm from Mansfield woodhouse , I just guessed where to search looking at over head map in google . Is there any info you can give for people wanting to search while walking there dog , like whereabouts are the footprints and can I walk the dog near this . Or is there an area you would like covered ??.There seems to be a lack of info on where to search unless its to stop everyone descending on the area but I would have thought more the merrier .Last edited: 2017-05-15 12:26:31 by Alan
DogLostJayne - Administrator, Head Office
Word from those on the ground....ITV were out yesterday for several hours filming...when we know when its to be screened will update. Heavy rain and high winds today are not ideal conditions for tracking or searchers...
Hope you find these 2 gorgeous animals today. Probably a stupid question, but has Blake brought this little lamb up; glad they are sticking together. Wishing you all the luck in the world xxx
Hope the publicity in the Daily Mail will help in them, being reunited.
Daily Mail
DogLostLisa P - Area Co-ordinator, Northamptonshire
DogLostNik - PR Advisor
The search continues today and the nation has really taken the story about these two to their hearts. The pair may even make the TV news ! But of course the best news will be that they are found.
DogLostJayne - Administrator, Head Office
Well done Natalie...thanks for all the work you and others are doing to help locate them.
we've had a really good day tracking today with Finn and Luna! the dogs did brilliant and picked up lots of fresh scent. we are so sure they're close and still together fingers crossed we find them soon x
DogLostJayne - Administrator, Head Office
Oh thats good news that todays team have found footprints side by side at a watering hole...as mentioned in article in the Nottingham post...link below....
They are in the Nottingham Post
DogLostJayne - Administrator, Head Office
Hi owner...Natalie...as a good spread in todays daily mail likely to have lots more volunteers turning up to help search is there any area I should give them to search or a time and place to meet? so your phone is not always ringing? Also could you email admin@doglost.co.uk with your partners mobile so if any sightings phoned into HQ can alert him? Thanks...good luck today with the drone and searchers!
DogLostJayne - Administrator, Head Office
Do ring the number above...The ladies husband jordan is co-ordinating the search...Have spoken to Owl too.
How can I find out about helping in search?Live local and keen to help out but no details
DogLostJayne - Administrator, Head Office
Our co-ordinator Owl on the serch in todays daily mail...
Fingers and paws xd for this pair to be found. Stay safe until you are found Last edited: 2017-05-15 07:54:26 by janiejewel1649
DogLostLisa P - Area Co-ordinator, Northamptonshire
DogLostJayne - Administrator, Head Office
Tx for the link Maggie....
DogLostjenny4 - Area Co-ordinator, West Hampshire
aw fingers crossed they find them and do hope they are safe, good luck xxxxx
DogLostJayne - Administrator, Head Office
Thanks LH! you are all stars!
A drone may do the trick. I've been up in Clumber every day (my National Trust card came in handy) - walked miles both sides of the lake but no sightings in the day time.
DogLostJayne - Administrator, Head Office
Just spoken to our local on the spot co-ordinator Owl (Phebe ...now known as pet detective..care of the daily mail)...Gosh the daily mail are paying for a drone to assist in the search.....paws crossed! Well done everyone out looking!
DogLostWestie213 - Area Co-ordinator, Berkshire
Shared publicaly on Facebook and Tweeted for these Babies. x
Link to the article in the Daily Mail
DogLostJayne - Administrator, Head Office
Full page article in todays dailymail with photo of owl and whisper and helpers ( Owl is phebe Cooper)
DogLostJayne - Administrator, Head Office
Also in todays daily mail...
Yes they are aware, and so are Clumber staff.
It's very warm today. I drove up by Thoresby earlier. Are the staff at Thoresby Hall aware of things I wonder, as there'll be people around there all night - just in case the pair venture towards there this evening.
Just got home to take a break as it is too warm for good scent. Wispa and Finlay tracked this morning and will be returning this evening. There was a sighting yesterday near the front entrance to Thoresby Hall. The dogs found good scent there and showed us lamb droppings and hoofprints. They followed scent through Thoresby grounds to the lake and across a field to Perlthorpe. There is a lot of woodland and undergrowth, so although the pair can't have gone far, they are difficult to find. They will be resting under cover in the heat. We are hoping they will move this evening.
DogLostAlison - Administrator, Head Office & Area Co-ordinator, Lincolnshire
I have been alerted to a HA poster circulating that has 2 missing dates on it, one of which is incorrect. Please note that 8th May is the correct missing date.
Heather Golding
Hi..very best wishes in your search.
Just watched on itv plus 1. Substantial reward offered.
Praying that both are found.
Sending all the luck in the world nataliemaisie - I'm just down the road from you so can appreciate the vast area of countryside where Blake and Bella may be hiding. X
Just seen interview on This Morning..It went really well...Sharing on FB and with friends ..Really hoping for a reunion with Blake and Bella very soon xxx
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Shared on all our social media pages/feeds and on front page of our main website.
If anyone can contact us privately with microchip number using hq@bordercollierescue.org we can circulate it to our relevant members and vet accounts around the country
DogLostLisa P - Area Co-ordinator, Northamptonshire
Good luck nataliemaisie, I hope you get news soon x
hey everyone. I'm blake and bella mummy!

we have no updates yet but we are doing everything we can to get them home. we've got the itv news presenters coming today and we will be live on this morning at 1030 to make an appeal. we also have search parties and tracker dogs coming today to fingers crossed we get them home safe asap

thankyou all for your support help and shares I really appreciate it xx
I wonder if the owner might try and contact BBC Radio Nottingham as that seemed to help in getting Bugzy the spaniel reunited a couple of weeks back who lives not far away from Blake's area - maybe 4 miles away. Let's hope they're both back soon.
DogLostLisa P - Area Co-ordinator, Northamptonshire
Hi Mary, I initially read it that way too, however the number quoted is for Newark & Sherwood DC who have put out an appeal for Blake, I added the link so that Le Fayton could see what I'd seen to confirm x
Lisa P, I thought Fe Layton had details of someone who was looking for the owner of a dog and lamb that had been found. Sorry if I have misunderstood.
DogLostLisa P - Area Co-ordinator, Northamptonshire
http://m.nottinghampost.com/appeal-to-trace-dog-and-lamb-missing-together/story-30321651-detail/story.html x
DogLostLisa P - Area Co-ordinator, Northamptonshire
Hi Le Fayton, I think you've seen an appeal for lost Blake put out by Newark & Sherwood DC. Blake is missing with a lamb x
Fe Layton. Perhaps you could send the photo and details to the owner by text.
Fe Layton
01636 650000 I have a photo but don't know how to upload this place has a dog and a lamb tryin to find owner looks the same
DogLostMillypod (Chris) - Administrative Volunteer
Sharing Twitter.
On BBC website: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-nottinghamshire-39857387
DogLostSharon - Social Media Team
I have shared with DL FB Page, Twitter & Public. I hope Blake is safely back at home soon. X
I'm about 5 miles from that area. Will keep an eye out when I drive up.
DogLostSarah - Area Co-ordinator, Cambridgeshire & Twitter
Tweeted @DogLostUK
DogLostJayne - Administrator, Head Office
Alerts sent to helpers in NG20,21,22. S80.
Sorry to see that BLAKE AND BELLA IN THE DAILY MAIL is missing.
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