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Do Border Collies deserve the bad reputation?
My teenage daughter would like our next dog to be one who can do agility/ obedience/ jogging/ biking with us. We love dogs, have a 4 acre property but not a farm. We work during the week until 3-4 pm but my husband currently comes home mid day to let our senior citizen beagle outside. My daughter is considering the border, an aussie, a sheltie, a golden or a soft coated wheaten.
She also wants a dog that is a cuddler, will sleep with her. We want a dog that might warn us of someone at the door, but I don't want an attack dog. If we go jogging, or biking on trails we want a dog that will stay with us or not pull on the leash/ and not stop to sniff every 5 feet. We also want a dog that will enjoy all this! That is why we are leaning towards herding dogs.
Border collies get such bad write ups in all the research I am doing. Obviously there are successful border collie owners out there! Can you give me some input?