I was looking for a border collie puppy from a working background because our life style is very active and we needed a pup with stamina. I also feel working dogs are smarter since they are primarily bred to work. There are puppy mills out there that say their pups are from working dogs so I was quite careful. I was fortunate to locate Chris Jobe and her business Canine Solutions since she not only trains her own dogs but uses them in her business. It was also important that her dogs are genetically clean so the collie eye anomaly would not be an issue. We reserved a puppy and named him Link. He was introduced to people, including children before we picked him up at eight weeks of age. As it turned out he was well acclimatized to people and very friendly. This was important since we live in the city of Calgary so interactions with people happen every day. As well we have a trampoline that the neighbourhood children come to play on daily and Link plays well with them.
Link has met or exceeded all our expectations. At Link’s one year checkup our veterinarian said Link turned out well because most dogs do not hit all the important check boxes; these being brains, looks and personality, especially for a papered animal. Thanks, Chris