Acquired: Breeder (professional)
Training: Socializing, Obedience
Battle Ground, Indiana, United States
Posted October 25, 2016
Milo is one of our farm dogs that we bought from a professional breeder. He has papers declaring his heritage and has grown into a carefree dog. Milo is a Border Collie and is naturally a herder. We bought him back when the farm still had sheep but since then he has been keeping swine and cattle in their fences, even when they are not impressed by his circling. He is hostile to strangers but we believe it was due to his lack of socialization when he was younger and the fact that he has lived on one farm his entire life.
Since he is a pure breed, he is quite spunky and hyper. We used to chain him when he was a puppy and he would run laps around the entire farm as soon as he was released. Now that he is older and free to roam around the farm, he has calmed down greatly. This breed is great if you enjoy an energetic dog that is perfectly happy with their own freedom and lots of space to run. I would not suggest getting a Border Collie if you live in a confined space.