The border collie has an FCI Standard that you can find on the FCI-website. When we are breeding, we always keep that standard in mind.
Our personal opinion about the Border Collie is that the breed combines the best of both world. If you want to work with your dog, he is the perfect working-dog in multiple disciplines (think about obedience, agility, flyball, herding, …).
However, if you want a friendly active familydog who can join you on family walks, he is also the perfect companion. It is a stable breed towards humans and other animals. Give him the right home with excercise and love, and you will have a friend for life.