I know it seems like we've been talking about collies and shelties a lot here recently, but I'm bored and we haven't really talked about them together in the same thread. I just started working with a collie, it's actually the first collie I've ever worked with (they're not real common where I'm from), and I'm completely in LOVE with her! She likes to be with me but not really smotheringly so, she's a very quick learner training-wise, usually is very happy but can have a little bit of an attitude when she thinks what you're asking her to do is silly, and that NOSE! But what I love most is probably her energy level - she can be up and excited at a moment's notice, but generally she's pretty laid back and easygoing about life in general. Anyway, now that I have a small dog, I really like how portable and unintrusive they are (my 7-pound chihuahua sometimes feels too big in my bed), so I'd like my next dog (in the way future) to probably be a smallish dog too. Which of course, leads me to shelties. So my question is, are shelties really a lot like collies in personality, or are they more like some other small breeds (if so, what are those breeds)?