Although they do make fantastic pets, Border Collies were originally bred for herding sheep so they need lots of exercise and mental stimulation to avoid problem behaviour.
This highly intelligent, graceful dog is born with an instinct to work and responds extremely well to training. They are alert, agile and incredibly quick, both mentally and physically and relish the chance to learn and let off steam.
• Border Collies will thrive in active, outdoorsy households where they can be part of the action.
• Generally a sociable breed, Border Collies normally enjoy the company of other dogs and can get along with cats if introduced from an early age.