In general, there are three ways that one can acquire a border collie for herding: you can buy a trained dog,
purchase a puppy
to train yourself, or adopt a rescue dog
from a border collie rescue organization. I attempt to provide some information about each path, so you can decide for yourself which way is best for your personal situation. The table below will show you a quick-and-dirty snapshot of the pro's and con's of each path; for more information about any one of them, click on the links in the table headers.