07-04-2012, 05:48 PM
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Small Town, Southern Sask
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Uhh, yeah. You even with, you are still searching for a unicorn here. Honestly, the only people living in apartments a reputable breeder would consider are those who already have experience with multiple border collies. They are not city dogs, and they are certainly not apartment dogs.
Look, I understand you love the breed however it's just not going to work with your current circumstances. Get some experience with a lower-maintenance dog first, then get yourself in circumstances where you are setting yourself up for success with the breed.
The ones you are in now? You are setting yourself up for failure. That isn't fair to you and it's not fair to the hypothetical dog you would be putting in a bad situation.
I know you are young, but have patience. What with high school and university coming up, the time will go by quickly.
I'm not saying never get a border collie - I'm saying don't get a border collie now.
Getting it now, in those circumstances is selfish and unfair to the dog.