The brainy Border Collie was born to herd: people, other pets, cars, the bag of apples that you’ve dropped. Smart, loving and always keeping an eye on their flock, Collies will never leave your side. Don’t let their intense stare scare you - Collies are just hyper-focused workaholics, devoted to the entire family and eager to please. Highly intelligent and quick to learn, they usually make the dean’s list at obedience school. Just make sure you give Border Collies lots of exercise or they’ll seek creative outlets (like chewing on your sofa) for unspent energy.