There is a huge Border Collie breeding dilema going on. People are breeding them just to make money, there are so many puppy mills and back-yard breeders. There are TONS of these poor dogs being euthanized in shelters every year due to people who don't know what they are getting into. Border Collie's have a HIGH energy level, a STRONG desire to work and if you don't give them something constructive to do, they will find something to do. Most likely destructive. If you don't have the time and space for high-maintenace dog, then stay away from Border Collies. If you are considering a Border Collie PLEASE, PLEASE take the time to read up about the breed. They aren't suitable for everyone.