About Border Collies
THE 18TH CENTURY POET LAUREATE OF SCOTLAND, ROBERT BURNS, ACCURATELY DESCRIBED THE ESSENCE OF THE BORDER COLLIE, DESCRIBING IT AS "HONEST" AND "FAITHFUL".
The oval eyes are the focus of an intelligent expression—an intense gaze, the Border Collie's famous “herding eye,” is a breed hallmark. In motion, they are among the most agile, and balanced, canines.
Without a doubt, a Border Collie is the smartest dog ever.
It’s second to none when it comes to its work ethic, intelligence and instinct.
The Border Collie Breed is a well-balanced, medium-sized dog with an athletic
and muscular appearance and a keen alert expression.
Ears are set well apart and may be carried erect or semi-erect.
Border Collies appear in a multitude of colours and patterns including solid.
The breed is NOT hypoallergenic and comes in two coat types,
rough or smooth with double coats that will shed.
All Pure-Bred Border Collies today are believed to be descendants of Auld Hemp
a Tri colour dog, who born in Northumberland in 1893 and died in 1901.
The breed was developed for herding livestock in the British Isles
The Border Collie breed gained popularity when Hemp won the first official
sheep dog trial in 1884.
Mention of the "Collie" or "Colley" type first appeared toward the end of the 19th century,
The breed was known as the Sheepdog until 1915 when they started being called Border Collie.
Border Collie makes a superb companion for people that are prepared to work with
the dog daily, provide lots of exercise, and interact with the dog on an ongoing basis.
They need plenty of mental and physical exercise and activities that allowing them to
exercise mind and body, such as agility, tracking, obedience, herding or flyball,
which can help channel their energy into positive behaviour.
Border collies are more than happy to play with your Children all day long .