Originally Posted by Calmia22
....For me, it's Border Collies all the way but they are smaller then you want, and contrary to popular belief they don't mind spending a day in the house relaxing, it just can't be a everyday thing.
......Tons of exercise isn't necessary for them either as long as you keep their minds active.
......Mine tend to stay active in the house by playing with my two cats. She likes to herd them around. She doesn't hurt the cats at all, and the cats will wonder away from her when they get bored.
While individual dog's needs vary, as whole BC do require above average exercise. The last Vet. tech (off to school to become a Vet) had a BC and 6 cats. Every day when she came home the BC had all the cats in one corner of the living room until Mom came home to "un pen" them. The BC became the clinic dog.... all the cats got fat from lack of exercise.