So You Think You Want a Border Collie?
Adopting a Border Collie isn't just owning a dog, it's adapting to a whole new lifestyle - a lifestyle for which not every person is prepared.
The breed's intelligence is a double edged sword. Border Collies MUST be trained and they must be sufficiently exercised (both mentally & physically) to prevent them from becoming destructive. They aren't all good with young children because of their strong herding instincts. Furthermore, because Border Collies are so sensitive to noise, motion, and pressure, they cannot be trained with harsh methods and are rarely suitable as average family pets. Please do yourself, your family and your future dog a favor - do your homework and make sure this is the breed for you.
All About Border Collies
BCFR Breed Information Page
More FAQs, from BCRNC
Living With Border Collies
Border Collies FAQs (April Quist)