Acquired: Breeder (hobby breeder)
Training: Crate, Puppy, Socializing, Obedience
Posted October 22, 2016
Murphy's been with me since he was 9 weeks old and is now 13. If you value your sanity and peace don't let a border collie into your life:)
They're a beautiful breed filled with intelligence and energy. Going for a long walk is child's play to this breed and they won't just flop when you reach home either!
They are easy to train and always eager to please.
Make sure you socialise a border collie as soon as you can, this is essential with this particular breed as they can have a tendency to nip. Border collies can be wary of strangers. They're a herding breed by nature so don't be surprised if you find yourself being rounded up occasionally by them.
Murphy was brought up around my nephew so he was taught how to behave around children.
Health-wise I've been very lucky with Murphy and only taken him on routine vet visits for his annual vaccinations.
He's loyal, protective and 100% my boy following me everywhere, even in the bathroom. He literally doesn't leave my side making him a treasure to let off lead.
If you're searching for an energetic slightly crazy breed of dog then the border collie won't let you down. If you prefer a gentle stroll and peace and quiet then I'd skip this breed:)