Posted November 4, 2008
Appearance - Keeper is show quality other than her ears (they are prick)
Trainability - not sure if I rated this correctly. Keeper is highly trainable but it's more my lack of time on occasion and ability to focus on her that is the problem.
Barking - most collies are barkers however Keeper is a chronic barker (again perhaps due to me not training properly when young)
Friendly with Strangers - Keeper is an excellent guard dog. She is suspicious of most strangers and barks incessantly until she gets to know a person.
Friendly with strange dogs - Keeper is quite friendly with strange dogs if they are friendly back. However she would be on guard initially. She normally is more curious when out for walks to meet a new dog.
Cost to own - initial purchase normal for purebred collie. I tend to go for high end organic foods and organic treats. I also ensure regular Vet visits. Cost to own is normal I would expect for a purebred dog.