"She is really quite confident and also a sensitive dog with a big heart and enough drive that can definitely be focused with balanced training. She loves everyone and buries her head in your arms for some cuddles and is very friendly towards children and men. She has lots of eye with livestock and cats. (She is ok with our dog savvy cats that donít run). She is very interested in sheep and ducks but is pliable enough to take commands when herding them. She has a little toy drive and we are working on tug and retrieve. She has mastered sit, down, go to crate and roll over. We have worked on stay, heeling on leash a bit too. She struggled with house-training at first but is getting much better. She has a little submissive/excited urinating with new or gruff people but she responds to all the typical suggestions for reducing this behavior. Iris has an off switch in the house and is happy to hang out and chew on a toy as long as her exercise needs have been met. Like a lot of young dogs her attention span is short especially if she sees movement or another dog running by. She will melt with an angry voice but will push the limits if you donít intend to enforce what you are asking. Iris is looking for a positive but firm owner to continue her training and shape her into the great dog she is meant to be."
Iris will do best in a home w/kids ages 10+. She is looking for an active home who will keep her both physically and mentally busy. She's a young border collie who NEEDS jobs. She would love to continue hobby-level herding, or try new sports such as agility, obedience, rally, etc. Iris is fine w/other dogs, but would do best in a kitty free home (or a home w/VERY dog savvy cats). If you are looking for your next herding/agility partner, Iris is your gal!