"Activity Level" Categories:
The following categories primarily refer to an individual dog's need for activity. Use them to locate
listed dogs that fit your lifestyle and expectations. Please keep in mind that Border Collies as a breed
are considered to be more athletic and energetic than most.||
Special Needs -- A dog which needs frequent medication and/or an owner that will keep them physically fit
while also paying attention to any signs that they may be suffering from some pain.
Companion -- A dog satisfied with short walks and retrieval games. Needs substantial interaction but
low to moderate exercise.
Active Companion -- A dog satisfied with daily long walks and retrieval games. Needs substantial
interaction and exercise, but not necessarily formal training or competition.
Sports Competitor -- Dog displays intense herding instinct and some talent, which may need to be
channeled into work or other intense, continuous activity. Dog may need competition or formal training
to challenge their higher drive and energy level.