Tara Philadelphia, PA 5/29/2012 5:58:31 AM I have a 3-year-old black lab/border collie mix named Winnie who definitely has more collie than lab habits. For example, she loves to herd people; especially when we're hiking. She will run ahead on the trail then come back and circle around the entire group. Her high energy level makes her a perpetual puppy and keeps my husband and I endlessly entertained. She's also wicked smart! Even though she's well past being a puppy she is very teachable and willing to learn. But because she's so smart she also gets bored quickly so if she doesn't feel like learning something she won't. A good example of this is the fact that it took me five minutes to teach her to sit and wait for her food but four months to lay down on command. I've also recently learned that she makes an excellent mountain biking dog. Her lab side, however, makes her a water magnet. If there is a body of water nearby she will find it, take a swim, then drink until her little belly bulges. Winnie is a goofy dog but we love her to pieces.