However there is no way in this world I would purchase a sheepdog that I wanted to work sheep with from a pet or show breeder. Breeding a true working dog meant for livestock is a true art.
My main comment was when judges in the show ring say "looks like the dog could work all day". Owning a livestock enterprise as I do where my working dogs are key, I know that means absolutely nothing. Doesnt mean they dont make great pets and sport dogs!