Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
I do flyball and agility so I see a LOT of Border Collies. I've never owned one myself so I'm just basing my opinion on dealing with them in training sports. The majority of them to me are softer dogs than my GSDs (or dogs that I prefer to handle). They seem very handler sensitive. In training they pattern almost instantly! Show them something once or twice (at most, lol) and they've got it! That can really help but also be a hindrance when trying to move on and they are just offering the same thing over and over. In general though they have great drive and very high intelligence. Many seem very handler-focused and are not as prone to chasing other dogs as those of us with terriers have to deal with, lol. In general all the ones I know and train with are just too soft, a bit to "edgy" for me.