Maybe the OP doesn't feel like she has found "her breed" yet and is testing the waters. That's what this board is here for. She's not trying to make "a breed conform". If she doesn't like BC intensity, there are loads of other established herding breeds that aren't are intense as a BC. For example - English Shepherds. Even working breeders, in these breeds, may not want a working dog that intense. It's not "BC intensity" or "couch potato".