Is a border collie a good dog for me?
i have owned lots of high energy dogs before and love them. I like the smartness and liveliness of the border collie. plus they're pattern is beautiful. I will be adopting from a shelter. my family consists of me, dad, mom, and two sisters, ages 9 and 16. we live in a town with large baseball fields and a park nearby. there are lots of dogs in our neighborhood so it could be friends with them. I have a bike that I ride basically every day to the park or store. it's my way of transportation around town. we have horses that we can take horseback riding with the dog on trails in woods. at our park we have acres of trails deep in the woods that would be great for off leash walking. we have a Bassett hound(pretty boring) two cats, two horses, a dwarf hamster, a snake, and a gecko. we're ready for a high energy dog that must be walked, excercised, and played with daily. what could another good dog be?