my BC tortures my cats. one hates him (but hates my other dogs as well) and the other always comes back for more torture lol. my pup is only going to be 6 months and he has tons of energy but nothing that can't be maintained. i think there is a bit exaggeration from people about their energy levels. of course they need tons of exercise (most dogs do) but the thing is even on farms they dont herd ALL day everyday they need to learn to be calm at times. i have THREE dogs. a pit bull, a black lab/shar pei and now our BC. honestly..i love playing with them all but i dont have to. they keep themselves occupied all day and they wear each other down. we still do ball and training but most of the play comes between the three of them...and honestly they would rather rough and tumble with each other over me anyways. which is GREAT because we have a 4 year old and a baby on the way lol. my border collie is also pretty laid back (at least i believe so). he loves snuggling and will sit calmly forever if youre petting him or rubbing his belly. he puts himself in time out when he gets tired. he is also not as outgoing as some have made BCs to seem. he loves people and his own little pack but it takes a while to warm up to new dogs. with people he is less of a jumper than my other two dogs and a lot less hyper. my gram doesnt mind me brining him to her house when i visit but she hates my other 2 dogs because they are insane when they get around other people and animals.
we went with a puppy....mostly because my female pit CAN be weird around new adult dogs. shes been attacked a few times by other dogs so now she is a bit more cautious but she is very mothering. so kittens and puppies are her love interest.
we live in a 3 bedroom house that is actually fairly small and have 2 acres of land. my dogs wont venture out of the little piece of front yard we have. its kind of annoying to have land and they wont run lol.
my puppy likes the normal stuff. my daughters barbies, blocks, wood...but his OBSESSION is toilet paper, paper towels and...just any paper (magazines, news paper, etc). we dont crate our dogs but put them in our bathroom when we leave and if my husband forgets to remove the toilet paper...we come back to a lovely shredded mess. he also likes cushion stuffing (my hubby washed the cushion covers and the one zipper broke). hes a baby but my 2 yr old black lab still loves destroying stuff when we arent home. my pit got over that stage and we leave her out by herself now to watch the house. but she didnt get out of that stage until around 3yrs old. lol