July is a delight! She is a 1 year old border collie. She is soft, willing and wants to learn. I think she is a good sports dog/running buddy/hiking buddy candidate. A wonderful dog. She is house trained, crate trained (she loves her crate), and has learned sit, down, stay and 'here'. She is a GREAT running and hiking buddy (though she is still on leash). She loves all 'big' people we have met; she is somewhat reserved, but NOT timid or shy. She loves attention and being fawned over.... : ) She isn't fond of small children. She didn't offer to do anything, but at times, if one of our younger grandkids (under 6 yrs old) approached, she would bark at them. Given the chance she always retreats - and she was never in a situation where she might be aggressive. I think she would be better off in a home without toddlers. There is no aggression in July - just apprehension. She is not above pushing boundaries, so needs a home with kind, firm and consistent boundaries. She would love to be in charge of the world, so needs a home where she is a part of everything, but in charge of very little : ) She is shaping up to be a high drive, high energy and very herdy girl. She needs to go to a BC savvy home. She has incredible herding instinct and is still quite malleable with no bad herding habits. She would be an awesome herding dog, or a great sports dog candidate. She generally does well with other dogs; she has met one dog (our son's snarky female BC) that she didn't like but after a word of correction, they worked through it without incident. She wants to herd the horses. She is improving, but will need continued work and positive reinforcement when she is not fixated on the horses to be trustworthy. She is pretty interested in the cats, but only in a game of chase. If they won't run, she doesn't bother them. She would do fine with dog-savvy cats. All in all, July is a wonderful, classically beautiful, herdy, athletic, smart, fun typical young female Border Collie!