We are considering getting another dog (well, my mom is considering it, I would be all for it! ). I love border collies, and would love to get another one, but my mom is wanting a small dog. You know, a dog that she can carry and that can sit in her lap (well, a dog that can actually fit in her lap. Trust me, Chloe tries! ). But I want the energy and intelligence of a border collie. Basically, I want a border collie in a small package! Obviously they wouldn't be exactly the same as a border collie, they wouldn't have all the quirks of a border collie (gotta love them BC quirks ), but are there any small/toy breeds who have an energy/intelligence level similar to a border collie? I want a dog that I can teach a bunch of tricks to, and compete in agility (and other dog sports) with. My mom wants a little cuddle buddy that she can hold in her lap. Any ideas? I have been thinking about a Papillon, does anyone have any experience with them?