I love all dogs, but it amazes me to watch a herding dog work. I always wanted to watch a training show or video of them training the dogs to herd and to know left, right, down, etc based on the handlers whistles, etc.
my husband would LOVE a border collie, I have to tell him no all the time, we are fat they are not a dog for fat people, it would go nuts with us and we would surly follow, if we ever live in the country then yes he can get one, but in an apartment, not a chance. I also love towatch them work, though.
I live on a farm. Your right, working farm dogs are just great. Although I do not own one of my own, I know many farmers who would have a hard time if not for their dogs. Not only are they good for rounding up livestalk, they also keep racoons away from chicks and cyotes away from baby goats and lambs.
By the way, has anyone here ever seen a show lamb? They are wonderful: