We were told Fern (and her siblings) came from a farm where they had no socialization. Fern came to BCRMN w/her brother, Frankie (not yet available for adoption). It was believed they were purebred border collies, but I really feel with their age, size, and head shapes there might be some mini aussie in there too.
Fern has been in foster care for a couple of months now. She has made strides in her confidence levels, but we feel that she'll likely take a few steps back when she finds her forever home. The good news is, her confidence is likely to come back much faster the next time around!
Fern is good w/her brother and seems to really want play w/other dogs. She is still a puppy after all! Fern is working on her house and crate training and it's going well. It's hard to accurately assess where her energy level is at right now, but we think she's going to be a medium energy level girl. She is good w/cats (see video).
Fern is still considered a huge flight risk as she is still learning to trust people and isn't always sure about the big world that's out there. She will absolutely need a physically fenced yard and her new home will need to be patient and work at her pace. Fern will greatly benefit from going to training classes to help build her confidence as well. Fern is a sweetie and really bonds to her people once she knows them. She is a dog who will return the unconditional bonds that so many great dogs do.
We feel Fern will be a great dog w/the right home. I'd even venture to say that she'll be pretty 'normal' once she settles in. Fern will do best in an adult home, or a home with older teenagers. She will probably be a great walking/jogging partner as her confidence grows too.