Mary Ellen is a busy body. She is smart as a whip and loves to learn new things. She would be an GREAT dog to do sports with (agility, obedience, rally, herding, etc). She likes to play w/toys on her own but hasn't shown much interest in tugging or retrieving. She is highly food motivated though, and loves to work for treats. She weighed 18# when she was at the vet last (early November). We don't feel she's going to be a big dog.
Mary Ellen is good w/other dogs. She has more cattle dog traits then border collie in my opinion (her mom was a border collie and her dad was a cattle dog- our director met both parents and they were both very nice/sweet dogs). She is a bit herdy though, and too much for cats. She will stalk our birds (chickens, ducks, etc) as well. She may love to try learning herding! Mary Ellen is doing great on her house and crate training.
Mary Ellen is a higher medium drive dog. She can be more focused/intense especially when she's "herding" something. Due to this we feel she would do best in a home who would love to engage her in sports and teach her new things. She hasn't been around kids, but is fine w/teenagers and adults. She jumps like a pogo stick and has no issues with uneven surfaces, etc. She has respected a fence in foster care.
Mary Ellen is looking for a home who will do things with here and keep her both physically and mentally busy. Is that with you?