We got her from a breeder who breeds border collies for ranchers here in Texas, she was only 1 month old! For any one who is interested in a border collie: the AKC is NOT the standard you should use, the AKC promotes the breeding of dogs for looks alone, and not ability. A border collie is defined by it’s abilities, NOT its appearance. With this ability comes boundless energy, and intelligence on par with a human child. They are a lot of work, physically and mentally.