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Border Collie

Overall satisfaction

4/5

Acquired: Breeder (hobby breeder)

Gender: N/A

Training: I haven't learned care / training techniques, Attended conferences / shows, Books

Quick to learn and train

4/5

Emotionally stable

N/A

Family oriented

4/5

Child safety

4/5

Safe with small pets

3/5

Doesn’t bark a lot

2/5

Health

4/5

Easy to groom

3/5

Great watch dog

4/5

Great guard dog

3/5

Border collies are not always the best choice as a pet

By

Baker, Montana, United States

Posted July 16, 2013

While growing up on a ranch, we always had at least one border collie dog around. Border collie was my dads favorite breed and soon became mine too. This breed is very loyal to the family that owns them, children of all ages included. They love to be around people and attention. These dogs are very easy to train and they are eager to please. They are considered working dogs, and they live up to their expectations. With their high energy level, they can move for a long time, and always want to be busy. Since they do like to be busy, they do not do good in a cage or in a small pen. Without sheep to herd, a ball to chase, or something to do, they become bored and often get nervous. If you are looking for a dog and think you want a border collie, I highly recommend it. If you do not have a large area for them to run or if they have to be penned up all day, you may want to consider a breed that is a little more laid back and not as hyper.

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