Did you know? Sadly many border collies are given away to shelters every year. The main reasons? There are several, but here is a brief list:
- Border collies are often given up by farmers and shepherds because some specimens lack enough instinct and drive to herd sheep as desired.
- Sadly, a great percentage of border collies are given up because they have shown aggressive behaviors and/or have bitten, and sadly a child is often the victim. This is often because of inexperienced owners who don't understand the needs of these dogs and/or put them into situations that puts them up for failure, which brings to the top reason.
- The top reason border collies are given up is because of their high energy levels. Since most border collie owners today don't own a farm with sheep, they find it very challenging to find the time and commitment needed to drain the needs for energy and mental stimulation of these dogs.