Why do Border Collies make such great companions?

Border Collies were originally bred for herding but have evolved over the years to be a highly versatile breed and are often found now in family environments in suburban backyards as wonderful companions and loved family members.

Border Collies make great companions because they are loving, loyal and extremely smart.They are great with all ages, including children and get along well with other animals.  They enjoy interacting with their owners, whether it is on a walk, playtime, or just sharing a cuddle.  They are a dog you can take wherever you go and their intelligent nature makes them learn very quickly and they are always eager to please you.  They are affectionate, caring, sensitive dogs that develop close bonds with their owners.

Border Collies need & thrive on brain stimulation which does not mean loads of exercise…

They love being with the family & hence make wonderful house dogs..

Left to their own devices unsupervised for long periods of time can lead to boredom related issues. 

They don’t do well being left alone & bored in a yard day in day out…
As young puppies they do require careful management to ensure they don’t develop unwanted behaviours…


The first 16 weeks of their life is a very important time for imprinting within their temperament.

Border Collies have the most affectionate and interesting personalities, and if you want your dog to really love and respect you, you have to give them the same love and respect that you would expect from your Border Collie. If you can do that, then you and your dog will more than likely become the best of friends. 

Dogs are said to be man’s best friend, but a Border Collie can be so much more than just your friend or pet. Border Collies are a breed of dog like no other, and if you treat your Border Collie with the proper care, respect, love, and attention then they can truly become one of your closest life companions and really show you what the term "man's best friend " really means.