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The Border Collie is well-known as the most recognisable breed of sheepdog. Highly energetic and intelligent, they epitomise what you would expect from a hard-working herd dog.

They are one of the fastest and cleverest dog breeds, and love physical tasks like agility training.

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Border Collie Character

Border Collies are all about the exercise - they're always alert and playful, meaning they can be demanding. Their working heritage means they require a fair amount of exercise, and need to be part of an active household.

Their intelligence and natural workmanship means that they are highly trainable, and enjoy all kinds of sporting activities.

Border Collie Appearance

The Collie is a medium-sized dog, with a coat of most lengths, textures, colours, and patterns. The typical Border Collie sheepdog is long-haired, with black and white colouring, but dependent on breeding, they can look wildly different.

The 'herding eye' is often considered a trademark of the Border Collie. This is an intense stare used to intimidate sheep, and is the first step in controlling the flock.

Weird Fact..

'Collie' is the Scottish word for 'sheepdog'

Border Collie History

Herding dogs are thought to have been brought to England by Roman invaders, followed by Viking invaders years later who brought a smaller, faster version. It's believed that a combination of the two breeds resulted in the sheepdog we know and love today.

The current variation of Border Collie was originally bred in Northumberland, with the sole purpose of herding sheep and other livestock. In fact, in 1893 a dog called Old Hemp became known as the best breeding dog around - he relied on body language rather than his bark to control the flock, and forged quite a reputation for it. As you can imagine, he became a highly sought-after stud dog.

In 1915, the term 'Border Collie' was used for the first time to differentiate from other types of Collie.

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