We purchased this little cutie....Xena
She was bred down the road. Born from a champion English sire that has more titles than I care to mention. :0) We had lost Doc, our Golden Retriever of Multiple Myeloma, our first loss at a young age, before the age of 5 yrs. old. We were both grieving.
A litter born to a well known breeder and Vet just a stone throw away gave us the choice of two female pups. We were having a heck of a time deciding between the two pups. Finally, I said, "Heads we take the big one, tails we take the smaller one". It came up heads and we took the smaller Labrador girl anyway. Go figure. :0)
Xena has never required more than a pat on her head, an occasional cookie, and her dinner. She is 14 plus years old now. And, never a lame step. She is a Master agility dog in USDAA. She has qualified for four World Agility Finals. We all trialed her, me, our grandson, and Wayne. We stopped doing agility with her at 9 years of age. Just because. We wanted her to be around a loooong time :0)
She is one of best.
We aren't ALL about Border Collies :0)