My Border Collies are all social and sweet. That is my first
concern-sweet. I will not keep a dog with a sour temperament with
people OR dogs. All my dogs live as a pack- they either work out their
differences or they can't live here. I also won't have a dog that
doesn't want to do things my way- just because I said so. I've had
many BC's that blew me off and were a bit aloof and stubborn- they
were not bred and I don't have them anymore. A workaholic when I want,
and a couch potato when I want, is the only BC that I'll have.
Absolutely no obsessive, out of control, over hyped dogs are in my
house- those dogs are bad representations of the breed and I won't
breed anything that is not perfect!! Some of the best Agility, Flyball
and Frisbee dog are out-of-control in real life. I won't compromise.
Now, of course all people have different opinions on perfect, but my
opinion is that a BC should be easy. That simple. If it is hard to
train, hard to live with, hard to control, hard to chill out- it is
not a dog worth breeding.