Many people decide that this is the dog breed to adopt after seeing films of these gorgeous dogs chasing Frisbees, managing sheep, or solving difficulties by listening carefully and bringing back the appropriate toy. Because they are excellent athletes and have a lot of excess energy, these dogs excel at Frisbee and other sports. Border collies are not a good fit for an urban family with little energy outlets. There will be issues if the dog does not have an outlet for its energy. All of that energy will result in behavioral problems, which will result in the dog being taken to an animal shelter.
There is probably no better dog available if you have a small farm and livestock that your Border Collie can manage. Border Collie training is covered in more herding books than any other breed. This herding dog is not a good breed to adopt if you cannot contact your dog all day and do not have cattle for him to look after.