Danielle - posted on 01/14/2010 ( 36 moms have responded )
I was wondering if any one has had either one of these breeds and if you found it difficult to manage with your children.
My fiance and I are looking to adopt a surrendered dog at one of our local kennels, and I was curious what others experiences with these dogs were like.
The female we were looking at was an Australian Shepherd cross Border Collie. She was very friendly, and was gentle with my 16 month old son. That being said, I've also adopted dogs from shelters before and know that taking her home may be another story.
I've done research and know that these breeds are high energy dogs, and there is always a concern with the herding instinct.
Any stories or breed you would recommend would help.