I have read just about every bit of information known to man about border collies but would like to here from people who own them. I have 3 children and a surburban back yard. Have read alot about the herding instinct. Do they really make good family dogs?? And how do they go not on acres? I am home all days so won't be lonely and no the need lots of excercise. I want to make sure I make the right decision for us and the dog.