Is there a breed of dog that has the natural athleticism of a border collie, without the herder brain? I don't have much experience with herders, other than one sheltie/BC mix I dogsit, but from what I've seen and heard, I do not like the herding instinct and the somewhat neurotic behaviours that can be associated with it. I'm thinking miniature poodle, but was wondering if there are other breeds out there to consider? In all honesty, I will probably find just what I'm looking for in rescue somewhere, but until the perfect dog pops up, I would like to do some other breed research. Thanks!