These are the first dogs that I have owned myself and not as a family pet. I adopted Pumpkin, a Bluetick Coonhound, possible Border Collie cross about 5 months ago. The smaller one, Fauna, a Blue Heeler/Rat Terrier(? Possibly) I rescued from an awful farm about 1-2 months ago. Both dogs are wonderful and very loving. The smaller one is a little lazy but is recovering from extreme anemia from flea infestation. They go to the dog park almost everyday and I spoil them. They can definitely be a handful when it comes to herding. If anyone has experience with cattle dogs/border collies a little advice on redirecting the herding would be much appreciated.