Are Border Collies Well-behaved?

Yes, border collies are well-behaved. As one of the most intelligent dog breeds, they learn commands with uncanny speed, picking up your commands after as few as five repetitions. They’ll also learn independently, picking up cues from your behavior and body language so they can do what they need to please you.

However, border collies are a tough working breed, with almost inexhaustible energy. This means that they’ll need several walks of at least 45 minutes per day, plus outdoor playtime chasing balls or frisbees, off-leash running in safe areas, and additional time to play to keep them mentally stimulated when indoors. Without this, border collies can become frustrated and bored, which could result in unwanted behavior such as excessive barking or destroying your possessions and furniture.