Bred to herd cattle and sheep,
Sturdy, strong, and energetic,
Small dogs with big dog personalities.
Plenty of walks and playtime
To use up some of that energy!
On walks they’ll walk you,
Using their low center of gravity
To pull you forward while they sniff,
Asking the question,
“How has been here?”
Greeting you with smiling faces
Each time you return home.
Who love to occupy your lap
Or sit next to you and
Lean into you with all their furriness.
Happy dogs who love children and
All the family members.
Wonderful watch dogs but
Greet any guest you welcome
Into the home with great enthusiasm.
Royal and regal,
Playful and affectionate,
My choice for the past 20 years.