|Barked: Sun Jun 21, '09 5:21am PST |
|Misty: Here is a link to an excellent, comprehensive write-up on Border Collies. I think you will find the answer to any question (concerning Border Collies) you come up with here. The write-up also covers training suggestions, excellent books to read and other insights into what to expect if you acquire a Border Collie.
Border Collie puppies are one of a kind, and will keep you hopping from day 1, so do your homework and be prepared to keep hopping at that pace until around 5 years old (Jackson is 10-1/2 yrs old and has as much or more energy than his 1-1/2 year old Retriever mix sister). A lot of Border Collies, especially puppies, end up in homes that are entirely unprepared for the level of time, energy and creativeness required to maintain a balanced home for this breed.
Many Border Collie or BC mixes end up in shelters or rescues for doing nothing more than what Border Collies are bred to do. So, if you decide the Border Collie breed is for you, adopting a puppy or adult from a shelter or rescue is a win-win situation.