The Border Point is an outgoing and energetic dog who loves to be where the action is. They are funny and full of spirit, and they need an owner who is too. Activities for Border Points need to take into account their high drive, athletic prowess, and their need to have a job. Most people know that Border Collies, one half of the Border Point mix, are highly focused dogs who were bred for herding and gathering flocks of sheep, but many don't think about German Shorthaired Pointers, the other half of this breed, as needing a job too. These dogs do best when they have their nose to the ground, searching out birds and other scents.
Activities for Border Points must take into account their tremendous need for activity and their preference for having a job. While these dogs take a lot of energy from you too, they are perfect for active families or people who are always on the go outside. These dogs are the perfect companion for hunting, hiking, running, and more and they will always make you smile with their goofy antics. While they may require a little more training due to their German Shorthaired Pointer tendency to get distracted by scents, their Border Collie genes will help them stay focused and on task during any adventure.