Little backstory first: I had no clue what a Border Collie was approximately 1 year ago. Never really was that interested in dogs period either. I knew my brother had a Border Collie for about 4-5 years, and always used to tell me stories about her, but I still didn't really have an idea about the breed. Then this past Christmas, I actually got to meet Daisy. I fell in love with her instantly, and the rest is history. 7 months later (after doing a lot of convincing to my wife :D), in mid July, I went to the breeder to pick up my little 8 week old puppy, Zoey. I used that time to do a ton of research, and needed to figure out how to make my situation work (we live in an apartment), and so far everything has been going really great.
She's actually almost 14 weeks now, but I'll start with some photos from the first couple weeks or so.. (sorry, I was lazy and mostly took cell photos during this time, lately i've been using my DSLR and will post those later)
Day of pickup- we picked a little Red/white female with a mom known for her agility skills, which we plan on taking up when it comes time..
She slept a lot those first couple weeks
We started socialization really early, which started at my parents house. We take her there often to play in the backyard and interact with their German Shepherd (which is great with other dogs)
She got to go to work with me (which is a dog friendly place), and meet a million people, here's Zoey with Dad around 9 or 10 weeks:
We started basic obedience training/crate training/play very early too
Crate training was fairly easy with her, a huge YES! moment was when she went to take a nap in her crate willingly (door open and all)
Here's a few more random photos from 8-10 weeks
More to come soon!!