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Border Collie

Border Collie
Country of origin UK - Great Britain (England, Scotland and Wales)
Traits
.The Border Collie is a dog breed, often cited as the most intelligent of all dogs.^ This dog breed Border Collie hat is one size fits all.
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^ Breed standard for the Border Collie .
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^ As with all dogs, Border Collie training should be started as a puppy.
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[1] .Highly energetic, they are used on farms to assist with the herding of livestock and are also companion animals.^ They are used on farms all over as sheep dogs for herding and care of animals.
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^ They are still frequently used on farms all over the world for assisting with the handling of livestock.
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^ They are still frequently used on farms all over the world for assisting with the handling of livestock .
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Contents

History

.The Border Collie is descended from droving and gathering breeds originating on the Scottish-English and Welsh-English borders, including the Cumberland Sheepdog.^ Breed standard for the Border Collie .
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^ English bulldog/border collie .
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^ The breed was originally known as the Shepherd Collie.
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.Mention of the "Collie" or "Colley" type first appeared toward the end of the 19th century.^ Mention of the "Collie" or "Colley" type first appeared toward the end of the nineteenth century.
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^ Mention of the 'Collie' or 'Colley' type first appeared toward the end of the nineteenth century with the current Border Collie type emerging with dogs such as Old Hemp in 1893.
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^ Mention of the "Collie" or "Colley" type first appeared toward the end of the nineteenth century, with every current Border Collie tracing back to a dog known as Old Hemp.

.Many of the best Border Collies today can be traced back to a dog known as Old Hemp.^ The Border Collie is a medium-sized dog.
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^ Many Border Collie dog breeders also offer a health guarantee.
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^ In dogs, CL has been reported in many breeds, including the Border Collie.
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[2]
In 1915, James Reid, Secretary of the International Sheep Dog Society in the United Kingdom first used the term "Border Collie" to distinguish those dogs registered by the ISDS from the Kennel Club's "Collie," which originally came from the same working stock but had developed a different, standardized appearance following its introduction to the show ring in 1860.[3]

Old Hemp

.Old Hemp, a tri-colour dog, was born September 1893 and died May 1901.[4] He was bred by Adam Telfer from Roy, a black and tan dog, and Meg, a black-coated, strong-eyed dog.^ He was bred by Adam Telfer from Roy, a black and tan dog, and Meg, a black-coated, strong-eyed dog.
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^ He was bred by Adam Telfer from Roy, a black and tan dog, and Meg, a black-coated, strong-eyed bitch.
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^ Old Hemp had been bred from a black and tan dog and a black-coated, strong-eyed bitch.
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.Hemp was a quiet, powerful dog that sheep responded to easily.^ Old Hemp was a quiet, powerful dog that sheep responded to easily.
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^ Hemp was a quiet, powerful dog that sheep responded to easily.
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^ Hemp had been a quiet and powerful dog that sheep responded to very easily.
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.Many shepherds used him for stud and Hemp's working style became the Border Collie style.^ Border collies work hard and play hard.
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^ Border Collies are wonderful to work with.
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^ APA Style: border collie .
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Wiston Cap

Wiston Cap (b. 28 Sep. .1963) [5] is the dog that the International Sheep Dog Society (ISDS) badge portrays in the characteristic Border Collie herding pose.^ Border Collies herd.
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^ Border Collies are highly intelligent herding dogs.
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^ Border Collie fetching at a sheep dog trial .

.He was a popular stud dog in the history of the breed, and his bloodline can be seen in most bloodlines of the modern day collie.^ Border collies are thought to be the most intelligent breed of dog in the world.
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^ Border Collie stud dogs .
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^ Border Collie stud dogs - Page: 1 .
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[4] .Bred by W. S. Hetherington and trained and handled by John Richardson, Cap was a biddable and good-natured dog.^ Bred by W. S. Hetherington and trained and handled by John Richardson, Cap was a biddable and good-natured dog.
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^ Bred by W. S. Hetherington, trained, and handled by John Richardson, Wiston Cap was a good-natured dog.
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^ Because of these past generations of great training, they are now fantastic dogs to live on farms to help farmers and sheepherders but they are also good family pets too.

.His bloodlines all trace back to the early registered dogs of the stud book, and to J. M. Wilson's Cap, whose occurs sixteen times within seven generations in his pedigree.^ His bloodlines all trace back to the early registered dogs of the stud book, and to J. M. Wilson's Cap, who occurs sixteen times within seven generations in his pedigree.

^ His blood lines all trace back to the early registered dogs of the stud book, and to J. M. Wilson's Cap, who occurs sixteen times within seven generations in his pedigree.
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^ His bloodlines all trace back to the early registered dogs of the studbook.
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.Wiston Cap sired three Supreme Champions and is grand-sire of three others, one of whom was E. W. Edwards' Bill, who won the championship twice.^ Wiston Cap sired three Supreme Champions and is grand-sire of three others, one of which is E. W. Edwards' Bill, who won the championship twice.
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^ Wiston Cap sired three Supreme Champions and is grand-sire of three others, one of whom was E. W. Edwards' Bill, who won the championship twice.
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^ The Board has instituted a travel grant which will help an open handler from one region to participate at the next year's championship in the other region.

Introduction to New Zealand and Australia

.In the late 1890s James Lilico[6] (1861? - 1945) of Christchurch, New Zealand, imported a number of working dogs from the United Kingdom.^ Border Collies came to the United States in the late 19th century, and by the 1950s, were one of the premier working dogs on farms and ranches, where they continue to demonstrate their prowess and skill over sheep.
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^ Our Border Collies come from the best New Zealand, Australian and British show and working champion bloodlines.
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^ Dogs or bitches registered with any registry that promotes conformation showing of Border Collies (American Kennel Club, United Kennel Club, the Kennel Club (UK), Federation Cynologique Internationale, Australian, or New Zealand Kennel Clubs, etc) will not be registered unless they are also registered by an acceptable working registry.
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.These included Hindhope Jed, a black, tan and white bitch [7] born in Hindhope, Scotland in 1895, as well as Maudie, Moss of Ancrum, Ness and Old Bob.^ The most common color is black with or without the traditional white blaze, collar, stockings and tail tip and with or without tan points.
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^ Haven is approximately 10 months old and is a black and white smooth coat female.

^ These markings are only the perceived "typical" markings, as Border Collies also come in red/white, black/red/white ("tri"s), blue merle, red merle, mostly white, tan and black, brindle, sable, and mostly black varieties.
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It is unclear whether Hindhope Jed was a descendant of Old Hemp. Born only two years after him, she is mentioned in a "British Hunts and Huntsmen" article concerning a Mr. John Elliot of Jedburgh:[8]
.Mr Elliot himself is well known for his breed of collies.^ Well known Border Collies .
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^ The Border Collie Health Website now also contains a database of test results so far, as well as pedigrees of known affecteds.
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His father supplied Noble to the late Queen Victoria and it was from our subject that the McLeod got Hindhope Jed, now the champion of New Zealand and Australia.
[9]
.At the time of her departure to New Zealand, Hindhope Jed was already in pup to Captain, another of the then new "Border" strain.^ Trapped Neutrophil Syndrome (TNS) (TNS) was recognised in Border Collies about six years ago, in New Zealand and in Australia.
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^ Our Border Collies come from the best New Zealand, Australian and British show and working champion bloodlines.
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Hindhope Jed had won three trials in her native Scotland, and was considered to be the "best bitch to cross the equator."[10]
In 1901 the King and Mcleod stud, created by Charles Beechworth King (b. .1855, Murrumbidgee, NSW), his brother and Alec McLeod at Canonbar, near Nyngan (north-west of Sydney), brought Hindhope Jed to Australia, where she enjoyed considerable success at sheep dog trials.^ These Tracking trials simulate the finding of a lost person in a controlled situation where the performance of the dog can be evaluated, with titles awarded for successful dogs.
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^ Dogs weve bred enjoy flyball agility obedience heelwork to music working trials showing and junior handling as well as making loving companions.
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^ They were a similar dog to one used by the early Phoenicians and were probably bought to Britain by the Romans with flocks of sheep from North Africa.

.One Internet source makes the claim that "Australia is recognised as the 'country of development' of the modern day Border Collie.^ To this day, some people believe the border collie originated in Australia.
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^ Make a page for your border collie.
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^ The border collie was developed for performing what tasks?
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The first breed standard was written in Tasmania."
[11]

Description

Appearance

A tri-color Border Collie face.
A working Border Collie helps to illustrate the significant variation in appearance.
A tri-color Border Collie.
.In general, Border Collies are medium-sized dogs without extreme physical characteristics and a moderate amount of coat, which means not much hair will be shed.^ The Border Collie is a medium sized, energetic working dog.
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^ What size Border Collie do you prefer?: .
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^ What are the physical features of the border collie breed?
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.Their double coats can be anywhere from slick to lush, and can come in many colors, although black and white is by far the most common.^ Their double coats can be anywhere from slick to lush, and can come in many colors, although black and white is by far the most common.
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^ Colors: various with black and white most common .
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^ Double J Luke Luke is a black and white smooth coated border collie.
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.Black tricolor (black/tan/white or sable and white), red (chocolate) and white, and red tricolour (red/tan/white) also occur regularly, with other colors such as blue, lilac, red merle, blue merle, brindle and "Australian red"/gold seen less frequently.^ Beautiful black and white and blue merle pups.
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^ The Border Collie can have: Black Tri, Red Tri, Tri red merle, Tri blue merle, Tri Blue, and Tri lilac.

^ Less predominant colors include gray, blue merle, red merle, lemon and sable.
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.Border Collies may also have single-color coats.^ A Tri-color border collie.

^ Border Collies may also have single-color coats.
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^ Border Collie Profile overview personality care feeding children & other pets coat, color & grooming size health history breed highlights rescue groups breed organizations .
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[12]
.Eye color varies from deep brown to amber or blue with occasionally one eye of each color, usually seen with merles.^ Brown color except for merles, which may have blue eyes.
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^ The eye colors range from amber to dark brown and sometimes blue.
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^ Eye color varies from deep brown to amber or blue with occasionally one eye of each color.
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.The ears of the Border Collie are also highly variable — some have fully erect ears, some fully dropped ears, and others semi-erect ears (similar to that of the Rough Collie or sighthounds).^ The ears of the Border Collie are also highly variable some have fully erect ears, some fully dropped ears, and others semi-erect ears (similar to that of the Rough Collie ).

^ In other words, it's not only for Border Collies.
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^ The ears of the Border Collie are also highly variable — some have fully erect ears, some fully dropped ears, and others semi-erect ears (similar to that of the Rough Collie or sighthounds).
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.Although working Border Collie handlers sometimes have superstitions about the appearance of their dogs (handlers may avoid mostly white dogs due to the unfounded idea that sheep will not respect a white or almost all white dog),[13] in general a dog's appearance is considered to be irrelevant[citation needed].^ The Border Collie is an athletic dog, built for sustained hill work.
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^ Jade is a red and white Border Collie .
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^ We breed border collies that can do it all our dogs are great for any task.
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.It is considered much more useful to identify a working Border Collie by its attitude and ability than by its looks.^ No dog works harder or smarter than the Border Collie!
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^ When it comes to the ideal working dog, it doesn't get much better than the Border Collie.
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^ In summary, Border Collies are much more work than most other breeds.
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.Those dogs bred for the conformation ring are more homogeneous in appearance than working Border Collies, since to win in conformation showing they must conform closely to breed club standards that are specific on many points of the structure, coat and color.^ (Note: For Border Collie specific clubs, see the Breed Clubs section.
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^ The Border Collie is an athletic dog, built for sustained hill work.
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^ We breed border collies that can do it all our dogs are great for any task.
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.Kennel clubs specify, for example, that the Border Collie must have a "keen and intelligent" expression, and that the preferred eye color is dark brown.^ Kennel clubs specify, for example, that the Border Collie must have a "keen and intelligent" expression, and that the preferred eye color is dark brown.
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^ The Border Collie was officially recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1995.
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^ Border Collie Dog Breed T-shirts on DARK colored tees .
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.In deference to the dog's working origin, scars and broken teeth received in the line of duty are not to be counted against a Border Collie in the show ring.^ The Border Collie is an athletic dog, built for sustained hill work.
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^ In deference to the dog’s working origin, scars and broken teeth received in the line of duty are not to be counted against a Border Collie in the show ring.
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^ The Border Collie is a medium sized, energetic working dog.
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.Height at withers: Males from 19 to 22 in (48 to 56 cm), females from 18 to 21 in (46 to 53 cm).^ Shoulder height can range from 18-22 inches for males with females a bit smaller.
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^ Height at withers: Males from 19" to 22" (48 cm to 56 cm), females from 18" to 21" (46 cm to 53 cm).

^ SIZE Ideal height at the withers for males is 21 inches, slightly less for females.
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.(See various breed standards for details.^ (See various breed standards for details.
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^ For further details about dog registries, please see the document: Dog Breed Registries in North America .
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Temperament

.Border Collies require considerable daily physical exercise and mental stimulation.^ What are the physical features of the border collie breed?
  • border collie – FREE border collie information | Encyclopedia.com: Find border collie research 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.encyclopedia.com [Source type: Academic]

^ His high-energy nature requires both mental and physical stimulation.
  • Border Collie - Canada's Guide to Dogs - Breeds 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC canadasguidetodogs.com [Source type: General]

^ Understand the "mentality" of your Border Collie.

[14]
A Border Collie in Wales
.Border Collies are an intelligent breed.^ Breed standard for the Border Collie .
  • Border Collie information: Border Collie breed guide border collies puppies dogs 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.doggies.com [Source type: General]

^ What are the physical features of the border collie breed?
  • border collie – FREE border collie information | Encyclopedia.com: Find border collie research 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.encyclopedia.com [Source type: Academic]

^ We try to breed the Border Collie as Allrounder..
  • Border Collie - Dog Breeders and Kennels in Europe - eurobreeder.com 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.eurobreeder.com [Source type: General]

[15] .The breed has an instinctive desire to work closely and intensely with a human handler.^ Temperament The Border Collie is an extremely intelligent, biddable breed with an instinctive desire to work closely with a human handler.

^ Behavior The Border Collie is an extremely intelligent, biddable breed with an instinctive desire to work closely and intensely with a human handler.
  • Border Collie Breed Description - The Furry Critter Network 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.furrycritter.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Border Collies are an intelligent breed with an instinctive desire to work closely and intensely with a human handler.
  • Petango.com - Border Collie - Breed Profile, Description 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.petango.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • ALL ABOUT THE BORDER COLLIE 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.bordercolliestud.com.au [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Although the primary role of the Border Collie is that of the working stock dog, dogs of this breed are becoming increasingly popular as pets.^ Breed standard for the Border Collie .
  • Border Collie information: Border Collie breed guide border collies puppies dogs 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.doggies.com [Source type: General]

^ The Border Collie is an athletic dog, built for sustained hill work.
  • Border Collie - Dogs & Dog Rescue 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.wikifido.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Border Collie as pet .
  • Dog Owner's Guide Profile: The Border Collie 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.canismajor.com [Source type: General]

.True to their working heritage, Border Collies make very demanding, energetic pets that are better off in households that can provide them with plenty of play and exercise with humans or other dogs.^ The Border Collie is an athletic dog, built for sustained hill work.
  • Border Collie - Dogs & Dog Rescue 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.wikifido.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The Border Collie is a medium sized, energetic working dog.
  • Border Collie Information and Pictures, Border Collies 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.dogbreedinfo.com [Source type: General]

^ Make a page for your border collie.
  • Border Collie - Dogs & Dog Rescue 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.wikifido.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[14]
.Border collies are happiest with a job to do.^ Border collies are happiest usually when they have a job to do.

^ Border Collies are happiest when they are working.
  • The Border Collie | Modern Dog magazine - the best dog magazine ever 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.moderndogmagazine.com [Source type: General]

^ Border collies are happiest with a job to do.
  • Petango.com - Border Collie - Breed Profile, Description 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.petango.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.However, a job to a border collie isn't necessarily working livestock.^ Border Collies need a job .

^ Border Collies are happiest when they are working.
  • The Border Collie | Modern Dog magazine - the best dog magazine ever 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.moderndogmagazine.com [Source type: General]

^ However, Border Collies do not train themselves.

.An activity such as Frisbee, chasing and retrieving a ball, or just simply playing chase will suffice.^ An activity such as Frisbee, chasing and retrieving a ball, to name just a few will suffice.
  • Petango.com - Border Collie - Breed Profile, Description 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.petango.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • ALL ABOUT THE BORDER COLLIE 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.bordercolliestud.com.au [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ These dogs just adore their human counterparts and love going for walks, rides in the car and running about in the field playing ball or chasing after a Frisbee.

^ Good forms of exercise for a Border Collie include playing fetch (they usually love to chase balls and Frisbees), swimming, jogging, running with a bicycle (be careful they don't try to cross in front of the bike to herd it!
  • Border Collies 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.k9web.com [Source type: General]

.As long as the border collie is in the herding/working position (crouched down, tail tucked between legs, eyes firmly fixed on the matter in hand) it considers it work.^ Border Collies herd.
  • East Tennessee Border Collie Rescue - Top 10 Myths About Owning a Border Collie 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.bordercollierescuetn.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Consider adopting a homeless Border Collie.

^ Border Collies are happiest when they are working.
  • The Border Collie | Modern Dog magazine - the best dog magazine ever 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.moderndogmagazine.com [Source type: General]

.A Border Collie's tail, based on position, shows the mindset the dog is in.^ Border Collie Dogs for sale .

^ Border Collies show dogs.
  • Border Collie Dog Breeders At PuppySites.Com (Grouped By Location) 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.puppysites.com [Source type: General]

^ So is a Border collie the right dog for you??

.A raised, wagging tail is called a "gay tail" by shepherds because it usually indicates the dog is excited and not concentrated on work.^ The ideal tail carriage is low when the dog is concentrating on a given task and may have a slight upward swirl at the end like a shepherd's crook.

^ Scottish shepherds detest a dog that works with a cocky tail, because it is usually accompanied by barking and play behavior.
  • Versatile Border Collie, 2nd edition. - 0-931866-92-8 by: Janet E. 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.alpinepub.com [Source type: General]

^ Shepherds were not concerned about conformation, because soundness was proven by the ability to work ten to twelve hours a day.
  • Versatile Border Collie, 2nd edition. - 0-931866-92-8 by: Janet E. 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.alpinepub.com [Source type: General]

.The tail lowered or tucked between the legs indicates the dog is focused and ready to listen/work.^ As long as the Border collie is in the herding/working position, (Crouched down, tail tucked between legs, eyes firmly fixed on the matter in hand), it considers it work.
  • Petango.com - Border Collie - Breed Profile, Description 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.petango.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • ALL ABOUT THE BORDER COLLIE 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.bordercolliestud.com.au [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ This is mainly due to the dog’s preference for the lower leg areas to be closely trimmed.
  • Border Collie: Breed Highlights 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.trainpetdog.com [Source type: General]

^ As long as the tail is high and the dog is bouncing around like a puppy or gripping in panic, you know that the dog isnt ready to train.
  • Versatile Border Collie, 2nd edition. - 0-931866-92-8 by: Janet E. 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.alpinepub.com [Source type: General]

.Border Collies are now also being used in showing, especially agility, where their speed and agility comes to good use.^ Border Collies show dogs.
  • Border Collie Dog Breeders At PuppySites.Com (Grouped By Location) 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.puppysites.com [Source type: General]

^ Border Collies are now also being used in showing, especially agility, where their speed and agility comes to good use [5] which makes dog sports popular with Border Collie owners.

^ Border Collies are now also being used in showing, especially agility, where their speed and agility comes to good use which makes dog sports popular with Border Collie owners.
  • Petango.com - Border Collie - Breed Profile, Description 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.petango.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Though they can be a wonderful choice for some households, Border Collies are not perfect pets for all people.^ Cindy, 3, all wonderful pets.
  • Don't Call my Border Collie a Dog! 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC hubpages.com [Source type: General]

^ A Border Collie in Wales Though they can be a wonderful choice for some households, Border Collies are not perfect pets for all people.

^ Border Collies are happiest when they are working.
  • The Border Collie | Modern Dog magazine - the best dog magazine ever 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.moderndogmagazine.com [Source type: General]

.For example, as with many working breeds, Border Collies can be motion-sensitive and may attempt to control the movements of family members, cats, bicycles, cars or anything else that moves if not given enough mental and physical stimulation.^ We try to breed the Border Collie as Allrounder..
  • Border Collie - Dog Breeders and Kennels in Europe - eurobreeder.com 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.eurobreeder.com [Source type: General]

^ Border Collies are happiest when they are working.
  • The Border Collie | Modern Dog magazine - the best dog magazine ever 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.moderndogmagazine.com [Source type: General]

^ But Border Collies are a long lived breed.
  • New England Border Collie Rescue 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC nebcr.org [Source type: General]

.These dogs are also generally not suitable for households with small children.^ These dogs are also generally not suitable for households with small children.
  • Petango.com - Border Collie - Breed Profile, Description 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.petango.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • ALL ABOUT THE BORDER COLLIE 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.bordercolliestud.com.au [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Therefore, these dogs are not suitable for households with small kids.
  • Border Collie: Breed Highlights 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.trainpetdog.com [Source type: General]

^ It is not uncommon to see these dogs attempt to herd small animals, family members, and even large vehicles into a specific area of the house or yard.
  • Border Collie: Breed Highlights 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.trainpetdog.com [Source type: General]

.Many Border Collies that end up in shelters or rescue groups are there because owners, who may have been attracted by their appearance and intelligence, were not prepared to meet their dog's daily activity needs.^ Many Border Collies in shelters or with rescue groups are already trained and ready to go!

^ Tally was adopted by a couple who have another rescue border collie.

^ Many owners use the wrong products which may harm their Border Collie.

[16]

Health

Lifespan

A Border Collie puppy
.The natural life span of the Border Collie is between 10 and 17 years, with an average lifespan of twelve years.^ Over 16 years of raising Border Collies.
  • Border Collie Puppies Connecticut and Breeders Dog Directory 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.doggies.com [Source type: General]

^ The Border Collie is not recommended for apartment life.
  • Border Collie Information and Pictures, Border Collies 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.dogbreedinfo.com [Source type: General]

^ We have been breeding Border Collies for 20 years.
  • Border Collie Dog Breeders At PuppySites.Com (Grouped By Location) 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.puppysites.com [Source type: General]

[17] .The median longevities of breeds of similar size are usually 12 to 13 years.^ The median longevities of breeds of similar size are usually 12 to 13 years [10] , so, if the sample was representative of the population, Border Collies have a typical life span for a breed their size.

^ The median longevities of breeds of similar size are usually 12 to 13 years.
  • Petango.com - Border Collie - Breed Profile, Description 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.petango.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Health Lifespan Based on a sample of 106 deceased dogs, the median longevity of Border Collies is 12 years and 3 months (minimum 2 months, maximum 17 years, 4 months) [9] .

[18]
.Leading causes of death were cancer (23.6%), old age (17.9%) and cerebral vascular afflictions (9.4%).^ Leading causes of death were cancer (23.6%), old age (17.9%) and cerebral vascular afflictions (9.4%).
  • Petango.com - Border Collie - Breed Profile, Description 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.petango.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Leading causes of death were cancer (23.6%), old age (17.9%) and cerebral vascular afflictions (9.4%) [9] .

[17]

Common health problems

.Hip dysplasia, Collie eye anomaly (CEA), and epilepsy are considered the primary genetic diseases of concern in the breed at this time.^ Many Border Collies in the U.S. have disorders such as hip dysplasia, eye problems, and epilepsy.
  • Border Collies 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.k9web.com [Source type: General]

^ Hip dysplasia , Collie eye anomaly (CEA), and epilepsy are considered the primary genetic diseases of concern in the breed at this time.

^ Health Hip dysplasia, Collie eye anomaly (CEA), and epilepsy are considered the primary genetic diseases of concern in the breed at this time.
  • Border Collie Breed Description - The Furry Critter Network 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.furrycritter.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[19] .CEA is a congenital, inherited eye disease involving the retina, choroid, and sclera that sometimes affects Border Collies.^ CEA is a congenital, inherited eye disease involving the retina, choroid, and sclerawhich resembles conjunctivitisthat sometimes affects Border Collies.

^ CEA is a congenital, inherited eye disease involving the retina, choroid, and sclera that sometimes affects Border Collies.
  • Petango.com - Border Collie - Breed Profile, Description 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.petango.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Collie eye anomaly (CEA) is a congenital, inherited eye disease affecting Border Collies and other breeds involving the retina, choroid, and sclera.
  • Border Collie Dog Breed Information 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.heydogs.com [Source type: General]
  • Border Collie Breed Description - The Furry Critter Network 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.furrycritter.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Border Collie dog breed information with Border Collie Puppy Dog Breed Info.com. 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.puppydogbreedinfo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.In Border Collies, it is generally a mild disease and rarely significantly impairs vision.^ In Border Collies, it is generally a mild disease and rarely significantly impairs vision.
  • ALL ABOUT THE BORDER COLLIE 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.bordercolliestud.com.au [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Border Collie Breed Description - The Furry Critter Network 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.furrycritter.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Rare for a Border Collie, she is a city dog.
  • Border Collie Information and Pictures, Border Collies 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.dogbreedinfo.com [Source type: General]

^ Due to the severity of the disease, affected Border Collies rarely survive beyond 26-28 months.
  • Border Collie Dog Breed Information 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.heydogs.com [Source type: General]
  • Border Collie | dog-gonnit.com 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC dog-gonnit.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Border Collie dog breed information with Border Collie Puppy Dog Breed Info.com. 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.puppydogbreedinfo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.There is now a DNA test available for CEA[20] and, through its use, breeders can ensure that they will not produce affected pups.^ There is now a DNA test available for CEA [12] and, through its use, breeders can ensure that they will not produce affected pups.

^ There is now a DNA test available for CEA and, through its use, breeders can ensure that they will not produce affected pups.
  • Petango.com - Border Collie - Breed Profile, Description 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.petango.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Border Collie Breed Description - The Furry Critter Network 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.furrycritter.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ There is no cure, but a DNA test is now available to detect carriers as well as affected dogs.
  • Petango.com - Border Collie - Breed Profile, Description 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.petango.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • ALL ABOUT THE BORDER COLLIE 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.bordercolliestud.com.au [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Border Collie Breed Description - The Furry Critter Network 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.furrycritter.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.There are different types of hip testing available including OFA (Orthopedic Foundation for Animals) and PennHip.^ There are different types of hip testing available including OFA (Orthopedic Foundation for Animals) and PennHip.
  • Petango.com - Border Collie - Breed Profile, Description 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.petango.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • ALL ABOUT THE BORDER COLLIE 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.bordercolliestud.com.au [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Hips should be examined radiographically and the radiographs evaluated by the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals (OFA).

^ There are two types of tests, or standards, to determine the breeding quality of a Border collie.
  • Border Collie Dog Breed Information 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.heydogs.com [Source type: General]
  • Border Collie | dog-gonnit.com 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC dog-gonnit.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Border Collie dog breed information with Border Collie Puppy Dog Breed Info.com. 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.puppydogbreedinfo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Radiographs are taken and sent to these organizations to determine a dog's hip and elbow quality.^ X-rays are taken and sent to these organizations to determine a dog's hip and elbow quality.

^ Radiographs are taken and sent to these organizations to determine a dog's hip and elbow quality.
  • Petango.com - Border Collie - Breed Profile, Description 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.petango.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ These are tough, busy and sometimes high-strung dogs with a determined drive and focus.
  • Border Collie Dogs 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.dogster.com [Source type: General]

.Elbow dysplasia or osteochondritis, deafness, and hypothyroidism may also occur in the breed.^ Elbow dysplasia or osteochondritis , deafness, and hypothyroidism may also occur in the breed.

^ Elbow dysplasia or Osteochondritis also occurs, along with epilepsy and hypothyroidism.
  • Border Collie Dog Breed Information 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.heydogs.com [Source type: General]

^ Elbow dysplasia or Osteochondritis also occurs, along with epilepsy and hypothyroidism .
  • Border Collie dog breed information with Border Collie Puppy Dog Breed Info.com. 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.puppydogbreedinfo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Dogs homozygous for the merle gene are likely to have eye and/or hearing problems.^ Dogs homozygous for the merle gene are likely to have eye and/or hearing problems.
  • Petango.com - Border Collie - Breed Profile, Description 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.petango.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Border Collie Dog Breed Information 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.heydogs.com [Source type: General]
  • ALL ABOUT THE BORDER COLLIE 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.bordercolliestud.com.au [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Border Collie | dog-gonnit.com 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC dog-gonnit.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Border Collie Breed Description - The Furry Critter Network 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.furrycritter.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Border Collie dog breed information with Border Collie Puppy Dog Breed Info.com. 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.puppydogbreedinfo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ So true red (golden, Australian red) - ee (homozygous red) carrying true red - Ee (heterozygous non-red) not carrying true red - EE (homozygous non-red) What is interesting about this gene is that it will mask the dogs ‘real’ colour.

^ They had blue eyes but their body was not mottled like the Blue Merles.

.Neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis (NCL) is a rare but serious disease that is limited to show Border Collies.^ Neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis (NCL) is a rare but serious disease that is limited to show Border Collies.
  • Petango.com - Border Collie - Breed Profile, Description 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.petango.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • ALL ABOUT THE BORDER COLLIE 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.bordercolliestud.com.au [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Rare for a Border Collie, she is a city dog.
  • Border Collie Information and Pictures, Border Collies 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.dogbreedinfo.com [Source type: General]

^ Neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis (NCL) is a rare but serious disease.
  • Border Collie Breed Description - The Furry Critter Network 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.furrycritter.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.NCL results in severe neurological impairment and early death; afflicted dogs rarely survive beyond two years of age.^ NCL results in severe neurological impairment and early death; afflicted dogs rarely survive beyond two years of age.
  • Petango.com - Border Collie - Breed Profile, Description 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.petango.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • ALL ABOUT THE BORDER COLLIE 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.bordercolliestud.com.au [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Border Collie Breed Description - The Furry Critter Network 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.furrycritter.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Due to the severity of the disease, affected Border Collies rarely survive beyond 26-28 months.
  • Border Collie Dog Breed Information 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.heydogs.com [Source type: General]
  • Border Collie dog breed information with Border Collie Puppy Dog Breed Info.com. 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.puppydogbreedinfo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ This leads to progressive neurodegeneration (degeneration of brain and eye cells) and results in severe neurological impairment and early death.
  • Border Collie Dog Breed Information 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.heydogs.com [Source type: General]
  • Border Collie dog breed information with Border Collie Puppy Dog Breed Info.com. 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.puppydogbreedinfo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

The mutation causing the form of the disease found in Border Collies was identified by Scott Melville in the laboratory of Dr. Alan Wilton of the School of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences, University of New South Wales.[21] .There is no treatment or cure, but a DNA test is now available to detect carriers as well as affected dogs.^ Unfortunately, there is no test for this.
  • Border Collies 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.k9web.com [Source type: General]

^ There is no cure, but a DNA test is now available to detect carriers as well as affected dogs.
  • Petango.com - Border Collie - Breed Profile, Description 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.petango.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • ALL ABOUT THE BORDER COLLIE 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.bordercolliestud.com.au [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Border Collie Breed Description - The Furry Critter Network 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.furrycritter.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ There is no treatment or cure at this time.
  • Border Collie Dog Breed Information 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.heydogs.com [Source type: General]
  • Border Collie | dog-gonnit.com 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC dog-gonnit.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Border Collie dog breed information with Border Collie Puppy Dog Breed Info.com. 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.puppydogbreedinfo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Trapped neutrophil syndrome (TNS)[22] is an inherited autosomal recessive disease which results in mature neutrophils being unable to migrate from the bone marrow into the blood stream.^ Trapped neutrophil syndrome (TNS) [14] is an inherited autosomal recessive disease which results in mature neutrophils being unable to migrate from the bone marrow into the blood stream.

^ Trapped neutrophil syndrome (TNS) is an inherited autosomal recessive disease which results in mature neutrophils being unable to migrate from the bone marrow into the blood stream.
  • Petango.com - Border Collie - Breed Profile, Description 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.petango.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Trapped Neutrophil Syndrome (TNS) is a hereditary disease which inhibits the release of neutrophils produced in the bone marrow into the blood stream.
  • Border Collie Breed Description - The Furry Critter Network 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.furrycritter.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[23] .Puppies affected with this disease usually succumb to infection.^ Puppies affected with this disease usually succumb to infection.
  • Petango.com - Border Collie - Breed Profile, Description 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.petango.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Puppies affected with this disease usually succumb to infection .

^ Puppies affected with this disease will eventually succumb to infection.
  • Border Collie Breed Description - The Furry Critter Network 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.furrycritter.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Because TNS creates an immune deficiency, the puppies can present a variety of symptoms depending upon the type of opportunistic infections they contract; as a result, TNS has largely gone undiagnosed in the past.^ Because this is an autoimmune-deficiency disease the puppies present a variety of symptoms depending upon what infections they fall susceptible to, and so it has gone undiagnosed in the past.
  • Border Collie Breed Description - The Furry Critter Network 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.furrycritter.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Because TNS is an immune deficiency, the puppies can present a variety of symptoms depending upon the type of opportunistic infections they contract; as a result, TNS has largely gone undiagnosed in the past.
  • Petango.com - Border Collie - Breed Profile, Description 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.petango.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • ALL ABOUT THE BORDER COLLIE 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.bordercolliestud.com.au [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Symptoms can vary greatly, depending on which infections the pup happens to contract; it is because of this that the disease has been difficult to recognise in the past.
  • Border Collie - Dogs & Dog Rescue 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.wikifido.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Once thought to be rare, TNS is now believed to be responsible for many cases of "fading puppies". The mutation responsible for TNS has been found in Border Collies in English working dogs, in show dogs that had originated in Australian and New Zealand, and in unrelated Australian working dogs indicating the gene is widespread and probably as old as the breed itself.^ The Border Collie is an athletic dog, built for sustained hill work.
  • Border Collie - Dogs & Dog Rescue 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.wikifido.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Once thought to be rare, it is now believed to be responsible for many cases of "fading puppies".
  • Border Collie Breed Description - The Furry Critter Network 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.furrycritter.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The Border Collie is a medium sized, energetic working dog.
  • Border Collie Information and Pictures, Border Collies 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.dogbreedinfo.com [Source type: General]

TNS was identified by Jeremy Shearman in the laboratory of Dr. Alan Wilton of the School of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences, University of New South Wales. .There is no cure, but a DNA test is now available to detect carriers as well as affected dogs.^ The DNA tests not only diagnose dogs affected with this disease but can also detect those dogs which are carriers, displaying no symptoms of the disease but able to produce affected pups.
  • Border Collie dog breed information with Border Collie Puppy Dog Breed Info.com. 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.puppydogbreedinfo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The DNA test not only diagnoses dogs affected with this disease but can also detect those dogs which are carriers, displaying no symptoms of the disease but able to produce affected pups.
  • Border Collie | dog-gonnit.com 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC dog-gonnit.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ There is no treatment or cure at this time.
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Breed standards

.As is the case with many breeds of dogs that are still used for their original purposes, breed standards vary depending on whether the registry is more interested in a dog that performs its job superbly or a dog whose appearance meets an ideal standard.^ As is the case with many breeds of dogs that are still used for their original purposes, breed standards vary depending on whether the registry is more interested in a dog that performs its job superbly or a dog whose appearance meets an ideal standard.
  • Petango.com - Border Collie - Breed Profile, Description 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.petango.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
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^ Breed standards As is the case with many breeds of dogs that are still used for their original purposes, breed standards vary depending on whether the registry is more interested in a dog that performs its job superbly or a dog whose appearance meets an ideal standard.
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^ Breed standards: As is the case with many breeds of dogs that are still used for their original purposes, breed standards vary depending on whether the registry is more interested in a dog that performs its job superbly or a dog whose appearance meets an ideal standard.
  • Border Collie Dog Breed Information 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.heydogs.com [Source type: General]

Border Collie puppy at seven weeks.
.There are two types of tests, or standards, to determine the breeding quality of a Border Collie.^ Breed standard for the Border Collie .
  • Border Collie information: Border Collie breed guide border collies puppies dogs 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.doggies.com [Source type: General]

^ There are two types of tests, or standards, to determine the breeding quality of a Border collie.
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^ In the UK, there are two separate registries for Border Collies.
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.The original test was the ISDS sheepdog trial, still used today, where a dog and handler collect groups of livestock and move them quietly around a course.^ The original test was the ISDS sheepdog trial, where a dog and handler collect groups of livestock and move them quietly around a course.
  • Border Collie Dog Breed Information 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.heydogs.com [Source type: General]
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^ The original test was the ISDS sheepdog trial , still used today, where a dog and handler collect groups of livestock and move them quietly around a course.

^ In fact, the dogs were still referred to simply as Sheepdogs; only in 1915 was the name border collie first recorded, in reference to the dog's origin around the English and Scottish borders.
  • Adopt a Border Collie | Dog Breeds | Petfinder 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.petfinder.com [Source type: General]

.The 'standard' world over, there are certain standard elements to this test.^ The ’standard’ comes from the fact that, the world over, there are certain standard elements to this test.
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^ The 'standard' comes from the fact that, the world over, there are certain standard elements to this test.
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^ There are two types of tests, or standards, to determine the breeding quality of a Border collie.
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.Sheep must be gathered without being too much disturbed, from a distance farther than the typical small airport runway.^ Sheep must be gathered without being too much disturbed, from a distance farther than the typical small airport runway.
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^ They then must be directed through obstacles at varying distance from the handler, and then the dog must demonstrate the ability to do work close at hand by penning the sheep and sorting them out.
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^ Additionally, a dog can identify a sound's location much faster than a human can, as well as hear sounds up to four times the distance that humans are able to.
  • Border Collie Breed Description - The Furry Critter Network 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.furrycritter.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.They then must be directed through obstacles at varying distance from the handler, and then the dog must demonstrate the ability to do work close at hand by penning the sheep and sorting them out.^ They then must be directed through obstacles at varying distance from the handler, and then the dog must demonstrate the ability to do work close at hand by penning the sheep and sorting them out.
  • Petango.com - Border Collie - Breed Profile, Description 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.petango.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
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^ Although working Border Collie handlers sometimes have superstitions about the appearance of their dogs (many handlers do not prefer red dogs, or mostly white dogs), in general a dog’s appearance is considered to be irrelevant.
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^ Although working Border Collie handlers sometimes have superstitions about the appearance of their dogs (many handlers do not prefer red dogs, or mostly white dogs), in general a dog's appearance is considered to be irrelevant.
  • Border Collie Dog Breed Information 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.heydogs.com [Source type: General]
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.It is these elements which have shaped the working abilities of the Border Collie and defined the breed.^ We try to breed the Border Collie as Allrounder..
  • Border Collie - Dog Breeders and Kennels in Europe - eurobreeder.com 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.eurobreeder.com [Source type: General]

^ It is these elements which have shaped the working abilities of the Border Collie and defined the breed until very recently.
  • Border Collie dog breed information with Border Collie Puppy Dog Breed Info.com. 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.puppydogbreedinfo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Border Collies should be selectively bred for intelligence and working ability.
  • Phoenix Rising Border Collie Rescue South Carolina 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.prbcr.org [Source type: General]

.These dogs are necessarily capable of incredible feats of athleticism, endurance, intense focus, and high levels of trainability.^ These dogs are necessarily capable of incredible feats of athleticism, endurance, intense focus, and high levels of trainability.
  • Border Collie Dog Breed Information 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.heydogs.com [Source type: General]
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^ Swimming is an excellent way to exercise these high-energy dogs during the hot summer months.
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^ These dogs are the world's premier sheep-working breed and are known for their athleticism, intelligence, and strong work ethic.
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.In nearly every region of the world, the Border Collie is now also a breed which is shown in ring or bench shows.^ In nearly every region of the world, the Border Collie is now also a breed which is shown in ring or bench shows.
  • Petango.com - Border Collie - Breed Profile, Description 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.petango.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
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^ We try to breed the Border Collie as Allrounder..
  • Border Collie - Dog Breeders and Kennels in Europe - eurobreeder.com 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.eurobreeder.com [Source type: General]

^ Wonderful World of Border Collies Features information about the breed.
  • Border Collie - Smartest dog on the planet! 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: General]

.For the people who participate in these events, the Border Collie is defined by the breed standard, which is a description of how the dog should look.^ Border Collies show dogs.
  • Border Collie Dog Breeders At PuppySites.Com (Grouped By Location) 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.puppysites.com [Source type: General]

^ For the people who participate in these events, the Border collie is defined by the breed standard, which is a description of how the dog should look.
  • Border Collie | dog-gonnit.com 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC dog-gonnit.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The border collie is my only breed.

.In New Zealand and Australia, where the breed has been shown throughout most of the twentieth century, the Border Collie standards have produced a dog with the longer double coat (smooth coats are allowed), a soft dark eye, a body slightly longer than tall, a well-defined stop, as well as a gentle and friendly temperament.^ The smooth coat is short over entire body.
  • Border Collie - the Standard 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.bordercollie.hr [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ We try to breed the Border Collie as Allrounder..
  • Border Collie - Dog Breeders and Kennels in Europe - eurobreeder.com 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.eurobreeder.com [Source type: General]

^ The trait that sets the Border Collie apart from most other breeds is his use of eye.
  • Versatile Border Collie, 2nd edition. - 0-931866-92-8 by: Janet E. 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.alpinepub.com [Source type: General]

.This style of Border Collie has become popular in winning show kennels around the world, as well as among prestigious judges.^ This style of Border Collie has become popular in winning show kennels around the world, as well as among prestigious judges, so it is to be expected that this type will soon predominate even in countries like the US where the native lines are very different.
  • Border Collie dog breed information with Border Collie Puppy Dog Breed Info.com. 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.puppydogbreedinfo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ This style of Border Collie has become popular in winning show kennels around the world, as well as among prestigious judges.

^ Border Collies show dogs.
  • Border Collie Dog Breeders At PuppySites.Com (Grouped By Location) 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.puppysites.com [Source type: General]

.Many enthusiasts, however, oppose the use of Border Collies as show dogs, for fear that breeding for appearance will lead to a decline in the breed's disposition and favorable working dog traits.^ The Border Collie is an athletic dog, built for sustained hill work.
  • Border Collie - Dogs & Dog Rescue 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.wikifido.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The Border Collie is a medium sized, energetic working dog.
  • Border Collie Information and Pictures, Border Collies 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.dogbreedinfo.com [Source type: General]

^ Many enthusiasts, however, oppose the use of Border Collies as show dogs, for fear that breeding for appearance will lead to a decline in the breed's disposition and favorable working dog traits.
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Blue Merle Border Collie puppy at fourteen weeks demonstrating stereotyped breed-specific behaviors including eye (gaze and lowered stance); this dog's eyes are different colors, which is not uncommon in merles.
.Few handlers of working Border Collies participate in conformation shows as working dogs are bred to a performance standard rather than one based on appearance.^ The Border Collie is an athletic dog, built for sustained hill work.
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^ Well Bred Border Collie stud dogs offered by dog breeders   .
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^ The Border Collie is a medium sized, energetic working dog.
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.Likewise, conformation-bred dogs are seldom seen on the sheepdog trial field, except in Kennel Club-sponsored events.^ Likewise, conformation-bred dogs are seldom seen on the sheepdog trial field, except in Kennel Club-sponsored events.
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^ Conformation-bred dogs are less commonly seen on the sheepdog trial field.
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^ Likewise, conformation-bred dogs are seldom seen on the sheepdog trial field, except in Kennel Club -sponsored events.

.Dogs registered with either working or conformation based registries are seen in other performance events such as agility, obedience, tracking or flyball, however these dogs do not necessarily conform to the breed standard of appearance as closely as the dogs shown in the breed rings as this is not a requirement in performance events, nor do they necessarily participate in herding activities.^ Dogs registered with either working or conformation based registries are seen in other performance events such as agility, obedience, tracking or flyball , however these dogs do not necessarily conform to the breed standard of appearance as closely as the dogs shown in the breed rings as this is not a requirement in performance events, nor do they necessarily participate in herding activities.

^ These dogs are perfect for agility training.
  • Don't Call my Border Collie a Dog! 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC hubpages.com [Source type: General]

^ Dogs registered with conformation based registries are seen in other performance events such as agility, obedience or tracking, however these dogs do not necessarily conform to the breed standard of the registry as this is not a requirement in performance events.
  • Border Collie Dog Breed Information 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.heydogs.com [Source type: General]

Its breed standards state that in a show its tail must be slightly curved and must stop at the hock. The fur must be lush. .It should show good expression in its eyes, and must be intelligent.^ He should have a calmness in his eyes and show enthusiasm for being with someone.
  • Phoenix Rising Border Collie Rescue South Carolina 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.prbcr.org [Source type: General]

^ The character of a Border Collie shows some remarkable points .He/she should be neither nervous nor aggressive ,but keen ,alert , responsive and intelligent.

^ Kennel clubs specify, for example, that the Border Collie must have a "keen and intelligent" expression, and that the preferred eye color is dark brown.
  • ALL ABOUT THE BORDER COLLIE 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.bordercolliestud.com.au [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Border Collie Breed Description - The Furry Critter Network 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.furrycritter.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.It is energetic with most commonly a black and white coat.^ Their double coats can be anywhere from slick to lush, and can come in many colors, although black and white is by far the most common, and therefore the most common in public perception.
  • Border Collie Breed Description - The Furry Critter Network 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.furrycritter.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The most common color is black with or without the traditional white blaze, collar, stockings and tail tip, with or without tan points.
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^ Coat colours include black and white, blue and white, chocolate and white, red and white, blue merle and the tri-colour black, tan and white.  Border Collies shed moderately.
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.It should have a very strong herding instinct.^ The parents have strong herding instincts.
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^ It has strong herding instincts.
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^ Elliott is apparently a multi-talented guy: the neighbors cattle and horses could testify that his herding instinct is still pretty strong (and that without being able to see!
  • Carolina Border Collie Rescue 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC cbcr.org [Source type: General]

Registries

.In the UK, there are two separate registries for Border Collies.^ In the UK, there are two separate registries for Border Collies.
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^ In the UK , there are two separate registries for Border Collies.

^ The Border Collie breed is also recognised as the prime sheep dog by the International Stock Dog Federation (ISDF) [24] , based in Picadilly, London, UK. .

.The International Sheep Dog Society[25] encourages breeding for herding ability, whereas the Kennel Club (UK) encourages breeding for a standardized appearance.^ The International Sheep Dog Society [18] encourages breeding for herding ability, whereas the Kennel Club (UK) encourages breeding for a standardized appearance .

^ The Border Collie breed is also recognised as the prime sheep dog by the International Stock Dog Federation (ISDF) [24] , based in Picadilly, London, UK. .

^ Dog sports, such as Agility, Flyball, Obedience and Herding Trials, as well as working activities such as sheep or cattle farming, are discussed in detail.
  • Border Collie breed profile | DogCast Radio 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.dogcastradio.com [Source type: General]

.The ISDS registry is by far the older of the two, and ISDS dogs are eligible for registration as pedigree Border Collies with the Kennel Club (KC) — but not vice versa.^ The ISDS registry is by far the older of the two, and ISDS dogs are eligible for registration as pedigree Border Collies with the Kennel Club (KC) but not vice versa.

^ The ISDS registry is by far the older of the two, and ISDS dogs are eligible for registration as pedigree Border Collies with the Kennel Club (KC) – but not vice versa.
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^ In the UK, there are two separate registries for Border Collies.
  • Border Collie Dog Breed Information 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.heydogs.com [Source type: General]
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.The only way for a Border Collie without an ISDS pedigree to be added to the ISDS registry is by proving its worth as a herding dog so that it can be Registered on Merit (ROM).^ Border Collie Dog herding sheep in green pasture .
  • Border collie Stock Photos and Images. 618 Border collie pictures and royalty free photography available to search from over 100 stock photo brands. 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.fotosearch.com [Source type: General]

^ Cowboy with Border Collie dog .
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^ Border Collie dog - portrait - lying .
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.In the United States, the vast majority of Border Collies are registered with the American Border Collie Association, which is dedicated to the preservation of the working dog.^ The Border Collie is an athletic dog, built for sustained hill work.
  • Border Collie - Dogs & Dog Rescue 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.wikifido.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The Border Collie is a medium sized, energetic working dog.
  • Border Collie Information and Pictures, Border Collies 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.dogbreedinfo.com [Source type: General]

^ Cowboy with Border Collie dog .
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.Historically, there were two other working-centric registries, The North American Sheep Dog Society (NASDS), and the American International Border Collie Association (AIBC).^ The Border Collie is an athletic dog, built for sustained hill work.
  • Border Collie - Dogs & Dog Rescue 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.wikifido.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Border Collie fetching at a sheep dog trial .

^ In the UK, there are two separate registries for Border Collies.
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.The breed was also recognised in 1994 by the American Kennel Club (AKC) after occupying the AKC's Miscellaneous Class for over fifty years.^ The breed was also recognised in 1982 by the American Kennel Club (AKC) after occupying the AKC's Miscellaneous Class for over fifty years.

^ However, the breed was also recognized in 1995 by the American Kennel Club, which promotes standards based on appearance and promotes registration of dogs whose parents were registered.
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^ Many people, particularly Border Collie owners from the herding community, feel that American Kennel Club (AKC) recognition in the United States, and Canadian Kennel Club recognition (CKC) in Canada, will irreparably harm the Border Collie.
  • Border Collies 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.k9web.com [Source type: General]

.The recognition was under protest[26] from the majority of Border Collie affiliated groups, such as the United States Border Collie Club, which felt that emphasis on the breed's working skills would be lost under AKC recognition.^ We try to breed the Border Collie as Allrounder..
  • Border Collie - Dog Breeders and Kennels in Europe - eurobreeder.com 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.eurobreeder.com [Source type: General]

^ The recognition was under protest from the majority of Border Collie-affiliated groups, such as the United States Border Collie Club, that felt that emphasis on the breed's working skills would be lost under AKC recognition.
  • Border Collie Dog Breed Information 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.heydogs.com [Source type: General]

^ How a Border Collie works .
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.AKC registrations have gradually increased since recognition and by the year 2004 there were 1,984 new AKC registrations of Border Collies, with a further 2,378 for the year 2005. By contrast, the American Border Collie Association registers approximately 20,000 Border Collies annually.^ We have been breeding Border Collies for 20 years.
  • Border Collie Dog Breeders At PuppySites.Com (Grouped By Location) 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.puppysites.com [Source type: General]

^ Rowdy was a 4 year-old purebred male border collie that was AKC-registered.

^ Eyes for Ewe Border Collies - AKC registered, champion line border collies.
  • Border Collie Dog Breeders At PuppySites.Com (Grouped By Location) 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.puppysites.com [Source type: General]

[27] .Because of the inherent tension between the goals of breeding to a working standard and to an appearance standard, the American Border Collie Association voted in 2003 that dogs who attained a conformation championship would be delisted from the ABCA registry, regardless of ability.^ Border Collies should be selectively bred for intelligence and working ability.
  • Phoenix Rising Border Collie Rescue South Carolina 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.prbcr.org [Source type: General]

^ We have been breeding Border Collies for 20 years.
  • Border Collie Dog Breeders At PuppySites.Com (Grouped By Location) 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.puppysites.com [Source type: General]

^ Appearance: Because Border Collies have historically been selected for working ability, and not looks, they vary widely in appearance.
  • Border Collie Dog Breed Information 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.heydogs.com [Source type: General]

.Cross-registration is allowed between the working registries, and AKC accepts dogs registered with ABCA, AIBC and NASDS; but none of the working registries in the U.S. honor AKC pedigrees.^ The only way for a Border Collie without an ISDS pedigree to be added to the ISDS registry is by proving its worth as a herding dog so that it can be Registered on Merit (ROM).
  • Border Collie Dog Breed Information 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.heydogs.com [Source type: General]
  • Border Collie | dog-gonnit.com 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC dog-gonnit.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The ISDS registry is by far the older of the two, and ISDS dogs are eligible for registration as pedigree Border Collies with the Kennel Club (KC) – but not vice versa.
  • Border Collie | dog-gonnit.com 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC dog-gonnit.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The ISDS registry is by far the older of the two, and ISDS dogs are eligible for registration as pedigree Border Collies with the Kennel Club (KC) - but not vice versa.
  • Border Collie Dog Breed Information 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.heydogs.com [Source type: General]

Border collie jumping 6 feet at Wool Expo, Armidale, NSW
.In Australia, Border Collies are registered with an Australian National Kennel Council (ANKC) affiliated state control body or with a working dog registry.^ His nationality is Canine, his ethnicity "Border Collie"!
  • Don't Call my Border Collie a Dog! 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC hubpages.com [Source type: General]

^ The Border Collie is an athletic dog, built for sustained hill work.
  • Border Collie - Dogs & Dog Rescue 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.wikifido.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Border Collie - Dog Breeders and Kennels in Europe - eurobreeder.com Border Collie - Dog Breeders and Kennels in Europe - eurobreeder.com .
  • Border Collie - Dog Breeders and Kennels in Europe - eurobreeder.com 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.eurobreeder.com [Source type: General]

.Between 2,011 and 2,701 ANKC pedigreed Border Collies have been registered with the ANKC each year since 1986.[28] Inclusion on the ANKC affiliate's main register allows Border Collies to compete in conformation, obedience, agility, tracking, herding and other ANKC-sanctioned events held by an ANKC affiliated club, while inclusion on the limited register prohibits entry in conformation events.^ Inclusion on the ANKC affiliate's main register allows Border Collies to compete in conformation, obedience, agility, tracking, herding and other ANKC sanctioned events held by an ANKC affiliated club, while inclusion on the limitted register prohibits entry in conformation events.
  • Border Collie Dog Breed Information 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.heydogs.com [Source type: General]

^ We have been breeding Border Collies for 20 years.
  • Border Collie Dog Breeders At PuppySites.Com (Grouped By Location) 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.puppysites.com [Source type: General]

^ Non ANKC pedigreed dogs may also be eligable for inclusion on an ANKC associate or sporting register and be able to compete in ANKC performance or herding events.
  • Border Collie Dog Breed Information 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.heydogs.com [Source type: General]

.The ANKC provides a breed standard, however this applies to conformation events only and has no influence on dogs entering in performance events.^ The ANKC provides a breed standard, however this applies to conformation events only and has no influence on dogs entering in performance events.
  • Border Collie Dog Breed Information 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.heydogs.com [Source type: General]

^ Breed standards: As is the case with many breeds of dogs that are still used for their original purposes, breed standards vary depending on whether the registry is more interested in a dog that performs its job superbly or a dog whose appearance meets an ideal standard.
  • Border Collie Dog Breed Information 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.heydogs.com [Source type: General]

^ The Breed Profiles are designed to inform you about different breeds, and to provide information that will help you choose the best dog for you.
  • Border Collie Breed Profile - DogSorts 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.dogsorts.com [Source type: Original source]

.Non-ANKC pedigreed dogs may also be eligible for inclusion on an ANKC associate or sporting register and be able to compete in ANKC performance or herding events.^ Non ANKC pedigreed dogs may also be eligable for inclusion on an ANKC associate or sporting register and be able to compete in ANKC performance or herding events.
  • Border Collie Dog Breed Information 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.heydogs.com [Source type: General]

^ Inclusion on the ANKC affiliate's main register allows Border Collies to compete in conformation, obedience, agility, tracking, herding and other ANKC sanctioned events held by an ANKC affiliated club, while inclusion on the limitted register prohibits entry in conformation events.
  • Border Collie Dog Breed Information 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.heydogs.com [Source type: General]

^ The Border Collie originated in the border area of England and Scotland as a herding dog, but in modern day the breed also excels in agility, obedience, tracking and other performance sports and activities.
  • Border Collie, Dog, Embroidery Design, gifts, shirts, clothing, 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.sanbardesigns.com [Source type: Academic]

.Agility organisations such as the Agility Dog Association of Australia (ADAA) have their own registry which allows the inclusion of any dog wishing to compete in their events.^ I am an agility enthusiast, currently competing with 4 dogs.
  • Blue Ridge Border Collie Rescue 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.brbcr.org [Source type: General]

^ Agility organisations such as the Agility Dog Association of Australia (ADAA) have their own registry which allows the inclusion of any dog wishing to compete in their events.
  • Border Collie Dog Breed Information 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.heydogs.com [Source type: General]

^ Inclusion on the ANKC affiliate's main register allows Border Collies to compete in conformation, obedience, agility, tracking, herding and other ANKC sanctioned events held by an ANKC affiliated club, while inclusion on the limitted register prohibits entry in conformation events.
  • Border Collie Dog Breed Information 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.heydogs.com [Source type: General]

.In Canada, Agriculture Canada has recognised the Canadian Border Collie Association[29] as the registry under the Animal Pedigree Act for any Border Collie that is designated as "Pure Breed" in Canada.^ We try to breed the Border Collie as Allrounder..
  • Border Collie - Dog Breeders and Kennels in Europe - eurobreeder.com 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.eurobreeder.com [Source type: General]

^ (The process of breed recognition is regulated by the Canadian government through the Animal Pedigree Act.
  • Border Collies 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.k9web.com [Source type: General]

^ Border Collie breed information .
  • Border Collie breed information | Border Collie puppies for sale 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.europuppyusa.com [Source type: General]

.The criteria used is based on herding lineage rather than appearance.^ Breeding based on this working ability has made this breed the world's premier sheep herding dog, a job the Border Collie is still used for worldwide.
  • Border Collie 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.digitaldog.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Although Border Collies herd by "eye" rather than by nipping at the heels of livestock, many are still nippy and will nip at the heels and legs of people when they   run.
  • Border Collies 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.k9web.com [Source type: General]

^ For the sheep rancher looking for a Border Collie, emphasis is on intelligence, trainability, and herding instinct rather than on beauty.
  • Border Collies 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.k9web.com [Source type: General]

.It is a two-tiered registry in that dogs imported that are registered with a foreign Kennel Club that does hold conformation shows are given a "B" registration, whereas those that come directly from other working registries are placed on the "A" registry.^ Multiple Group winning dog who has received the prestigious Award of Merit at the Westminster Kennel Club show in 2008.
  • Border Collie stud dogs - Page: 1 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.wellbredpets.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Many have owned dogs of other breeds that didnt work out because the dog didnt live up to the image of that wonderful childhood farm collie with mythical intelligence.
  • Versatile Border Collie, 2nd edition. - 0-931866-92-8 by: Janet E. 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.alpinepub.com [Source type: General]

^ Ammons Kennels - Exceptional Quality ACHC Registered Puggles, ABCA Border Collies and AKC Cavalier King Charles Pups G-Force Border Collies - Breeder of quality import and domestic working bred Border Collies.
  • Border Collie Dog Breeders At PuppySites.Com (Grouped By Location) 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.puppysites.com [Source type: General]

.Recently, the Canadian Kennel Club has polled its members to decide if Border Collies should be included on the CKC "Miscellaneous List". This designation would allow Border Collie owners the ability to compete in all CKC events, but the CKC would not be the registering body.^ Black Tenderline kennel Border collie kennel Black Tenderline.
  • Border Collie - Dog Breeders and Kennels in Europe - eurobreeder.com 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.eurobreeder.com [Source type: General]

^ Owners will never abandon their Border Collies.
  • Border Collie 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.digitaldog.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Border Collies should be selectively bred for intelligence and working ability.
  • Phoenix Rising Border Collie Rescue South Carolina 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.prbcr.org [Source type: General]

People who compete in performance events support the move. The CBCA is against this designation.
The registration of working sheepdogs in South Africa is the responsibility of the South African Sheepdog Association. .ISDS registered dogs imported into the country can be transferred onto the SASDA register.^ The only way for a Border Collie without an ISDS pedigree to be added to the ISDS registry is by proving its worth as a herding dog so that it can be Registered on Merit (ROM).
  • Border Collie Dog Breed Information 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.heydogs.com [Source type: General]

^ Thompson's Border Collies -- REGISTERED BORDER COLLIES -- Stud service, pups and older dogs with imported working and proven bloodlines.
  • Border Collie Breeders: Find Border Collie Puppies for Sale Near You! 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.dogchannel.com [Source type: General]

.Dogs not registered can become eligible for registration by being awarded a certificate of working ability by a registered judge.^ The ISDS registry is by far the older of the two, and ISDS dogs are eligible for registration as pedigree Border Collies with the Kennel Club (KC) - but not vice versa.
  • Border Collie Dog Breed Information 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.heydogs.com [Source type: General]

^ They then must be directed through obstacles at varying distance from the handler, and then the dog must demonstrate the ability to do work close at hand by penning the sheep and sorting them out.
  • Border Collie Dog Breed Information 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.heydogs.com [Source type: General]

^ All of our dogs are AKC/OFA/CERF. We strive for type, temperment, health, and working ability.
  • Border Collie puppies and Border Collie pets, Border Collie puppy and Border Collie dogs for sale, Border Collie Dog, CHEAP Border Collie, Puppy Page 0 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.pawsitesonline.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Occasionally they will facilitate the testing of dogs used for breeding, for Hip dysplasia and Collie eye anomaly, to encourage the breeding of dogs without these genetic flaws.^ Greenville, Michigan www.michiganbordercollies.com Over a decade of producing sound Border Collies who have done it ALL and EXCELLED! Hip/Eye/CEA DNA Clearances on breeding dogs.
  • Border Collie Puppies For Sale 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.wagstreet.com [Source type: General]

^ Litter Size: 6 to 8 Health Issues: It is generally a hardy breed, but some are prone to hip dysplasia, PRA and an eye disease (common to Collies known as Collie Eye Anomaly).
  • Border Collie puppies for sale, Border Collie breed information 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.europuppy.com [Source type: News]

^ The only way for a Border Collie without an ISDS pedigree to be added to the ISDS registry is by proving its worth as a herding dog so that it can be Registered on Merit (ROM).
  • Border Collie Dog Breed Information 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.heydogs.com [Source type: General]

The registration of working Border Collies in Turkey is the province of the Border Collie Dernegi (Turkish Border Collie Association)[30] established in 2007. The president of the association is Dr. Haldun Mergen. The BCD/TBCA is an affiliate of ISDS, and will apply for associate ISDS membership in 2009.
The Border Collie breed is also recognised as the prime sheep dog by the International Stock Dog Federation (ISDF),[31] based in Picadilly, London, UK.

Activities

The Border Collie uses a direct stare at sheep, known as "the eye", to intimidate while herding.

Livestock work

.Working border collies can take direction by voice and whistle at long distances when herding.^ How a Border Collie works .
  • Border Collie by Louis Frisino - 14" by 18" - Edition of 1,500 - only $60.00 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.watsonswildlife.com [Source type: General]

^ Activities: Herding and other dog sports: These collies can take direction by voice and whistle at long distances when herding.
  • Border Collie Dog Breed Information 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.heydogs.com [Source type: General]

^ She worked Border Collies in herding, obedience, schutzhund, and shown in conformation.
  • Versatile Border Collie, 2nd edition. - 0-931866-92-8 by: Janet E. 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.alpinepub.com [Source type: General]

.Their great energy and herding instinct are still used to herd all kinds of animals, from the traditional sheep and cattle, to free range poultry, pigs, and ostriches.^ Using eye is so instinctive in Border Collies that even eight-week-old puppies have tried to eye and herd small animals.
  • Versatile Border Collie, 2nd edition. - 0-931866-92-8 by: Janet E. 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.alpinepub.com [Source type: General]

^ Breeding based on this working ability has made this breed the world's premier sheep herding dog, a job the Border Collie is still used for worldwide.
  • Border Collie 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.digitaldog.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Elliott is apparently a multi-talented guy: the neighbors cattle and horses could testify that his herding instinct is still pretty strong (and that without being able to see!
  • Carolina Border Collie Rescue 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC cbcr.org [Source type: General]

.They are also used to remove unwanted wild birds from airport runways, golf courses, and other public and private areas.^ His yard backs up to a golf course and we are told that Indy is fascinated with watching all the golfers on the other side of his fence.

^ They are used to other livestock; ....

.The use of dogs for herding sheep makes good economic sense.^ Do they make good guard dogs?
  • Border Collies 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.k9web.com [Source type: General]

^ Their great energy and herding instinct are still used to herd all kinds of animals, from the traditional sheep and cattle, free range poultry, and pigs, to deer and ostriches.
  • Border Collie Dog Breed Information 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.heydogs.com [Source type: General]

^ This is a dog that has long been renowned for herding sheep but is also associated with competitive sports, sledding, therapy and assistance, search and rescue, hunting and companionship...
  • Luna the Border Collie | Puppies | Daily Puppy 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.dailypuppy.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Kylie the Border Collie | Puppies | Daily Puppy 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.dailypuppy.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.In a typical pasture environment each trained sheepdog will do the work of three humans.^ Longton, Tim, and Hart, Edward, The Sheepdog: Its Work and Training , Newton Abbot, North Pomfret, VT, 1976 .
  • Border Collies 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.k9web.com [Source type: General]

In vast arid areas like the Australian Outback or the Karoo Escarpment, the number increases to five or more. Attempts to replace them with mechanical approaches to herding have only achieved a limited amount of success. .Thus, stock handlers find trained dogs more reliable and economical.^ Easy to train dogs are more adept at forming an association between a prompt (such as the word "sit"), an action (sitting), and a consequence (getting a treat) very quickly.
  • Dog Breeds: Border Collie | Dog Time 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC dogtime.com [Source type: General]

^ If you think your dog still needs more, you may be better off increasing the amount of training and/or mental exercise as opposed to increasing the physical exercise.
  • Border Collies 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.k9web.com [Source type: General]

^ Passing a herding instinct tests does not mean a dog can stand up to the rigors of regular training and work in tough circumstances on difficult stock.
  • Border Collies 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.k9web.com [Source type: General]

.Shepherds in the UK have taken the most critical elements of herding and incorporated them into a sheepdog trial.^ Shepherds in Britain have taken the most critical elements of herding and designed a sheepdog competition.
  • Border Collie Dog Breed Information 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.heydogs.com [Source type: General]

^ History: Developed as one of the most talented Herding dogs in the world by the Shepherds of the Scottish Highlands.
  • Border Collie 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.digitaldog.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The first recorded sheepdog trials were held in Bala, North Wales, in 1873. These competitions enable farmers and shepherds to evaluate possible mates for their working dogs, but they have developed a sport aspect as well, with competitors from outside the farming community also taking part.^ The top winning trial dogs were widely sought after by farmers and shepherds.
  • Versatile Border Collie, 2nd edition. - 0-931866-92-8 by: Janet E. 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.alpinepub.com [Source type: General]

^ The farmers and shepherds who participated in the first trials and type competitions were, above all else, stockmen.

^ Sheepdog trials were first held in 1873 in Wales and in 1880 in the USA. .
  • Border Collie Breed Information & Pictures (The Border, the Working Collie, the Farm Collie, the English Collie and the Old-Fashioned Collie) 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.terrificpets.com [Source type: General]

.In the USA, the national sanctioning body for these competitions is the USBCHA.[32] In the UK it is the International Sheep Dog Society, in Canada the Canadian Border Collie Association (CBCA)[33] and in South Africa it is the South African Sheepdog Association.^ But don't forget these border collies are #1 on the dog smartness list.
  • Kylie the Border Collie | Puppies | Daily Puppy 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.dailypuppy.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In the US, the national body for these competitions is the USBCHA. In Britain it is the International Sheepdog Society, and in Canada the CBCA .
  • Border Collie Dog Breed Information 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.heydogs.com [Source type: General]

^ Border Collie Dog herding sheep in green pasture .
  • Border collie Stock Photos and Images. 618 Border collie pictures and royalty free photography available to search from over 100 stock photo brands. 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.fotosearch.com [Source type: General]

Dog sports

A Sable Border Collie competing in agility
.Border Collies excel at several dog sports in addition to their success in herding trials.^ The above dogs are clearly Border Collies.
  • January 2009 - Border Wars: A Border Collie Blog | Dog Time - Dog Blog Network 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC blogs.dogtime.com [Source type: General]

^ The intuitive and intelligent Border Collie is a world-class herding dog.
  • Dog Breeds: Border Collie | Dog Time 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC dogtime.com [Source type: General]

^ Because of their working background, Border Collies excel at several dog sports.
  • Border Collie Dog Breed Information 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.heydogs.com [Source type: General]

.Because of the high instinct of herding, they are excellent at this sport.^ Border Collies also have a highly developed sense of smell and with their high drive they make excellent and easily motivated tracking dogs for Tracking trials.
  • Border Collie Dog Breed Information 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.heydogs.com [Source type: General]

^ Our pups have excellent bloodlines and natural herding instincts.
  • Border Collie Breeders List 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.stockdog.com [Source type: General]

^ Cabaroo owned & bred dogs excell in Obedience, Agility, Working Trials, they also show herding instinct and some do well at breed shows.
  • Border Collie puppies and Border Collie pets, Border Collie puppy and Border Collie dogs for sale, Border Collie Dog, CHEAP Border Collie, Puppy Page 0 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.pawsitesonline.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.They perform well at some higher jump heights at dog agility competitions, so much so that in England, competitions often include classes for ABC dogs, "Anything But Collies" [34].^ The highly trainable and intelligent Border Collie also excels in various canine sports, including obedience, flyball, agility , tracking, and flying disc competitions.
  • Dog Breeds: Border Collie | Dog Time 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC dogtime.com [Source type: General]

^ Frisbee, flyball, agility, and dock jumping aren't for everyone, and the more venues there are for friendly competition, the better.
  • January 2009 - Border Wars: A Border Collie Blog | Dog Time - Dog Blog Network 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC blogs.dogtime.com [Source type: General]

^ Cabaroo owned & bred dogs excell in Obedience, Agility, Working Trials, they also show herding instinct and some do well at breed shows.
  • Border Collie puppies and Border Collie pets, Border Collie puppy and Border Collie dogs for sale, Border Collie Dog, CHEAP Border Collie, Puppy Page 0 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.pawsitesonline.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.There are also many Border Collies competing in Flyball.^ The highly trainable and intelligent Border Collie also excels in various canine sports, including obedience, flyball, agility , tracking, and flying disc competitions.
  • Dog Breeds: Border Collie | Dog Time 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC dogtime.com [Source type: General]

^ Although working Border Collie handlers sometimes have superstitions about the appearance of their dogs (many handlers do not prefer red dogs, or mostly white dogs), in general a dog's appearance is considered to be irrelevant.
  • Border Collie Dog Breed Information 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.heydogs.com [Source type: General]

^ Versatility also makes them excel in fields other than herding and sheepdog trials, and today there are many Border Collies winning Obedience, Agility and Flyball matches for their city and suburban owners.
  • Border Collie by Louis Frisino - 14" by 18" - Edition of 1,500 - only $60.00 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.watsonswildlife.com [Source type: General]

.The Border Collie's speed, agility, and stamina have allowed them to dominate in dog activities like flyball and disc dog competitions.^ Cowboy with Border Collie dog .
  • Border collie Stock Photos and Images. 618 Border collie pictures and royalty free photography available to search from over 100 stock photo brands. 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.fotosearch.com [Source type: General]

^ Border Collie dog - portrait - lying .
  • Border collie Stock Photos and Images. 618 Border collie pictures and royalty free photography available to search from over 100 stock photo brands. 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.fotosearch.com [Source type: General]

^ The above dogs are clearly Border Collies.
  • January 2009 - Border Wars: A Border Collie Blog | Dog Time - Dog Blog Network 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC blogs.dogtime.com [Source type: General]

.Their trainability has also given them a berth in dog dancing competitions.^ Their trainability has also given them a berth in dog dancing competitions.
  • Petango.com - Border Collie - Breed Profile, Description 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.petango.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ They dominate the higher jump heights at dog agility competitions, so much so that in England the Border Collies occasionally are given competitions separate from all other breeds.
  • Border Collie Dog Breed Information 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.heydogs.com [Source type: General]

.Border Collies have a highly developed sense of smell and with their high drive make excellent and easily motivated tracking dogs for Tracking trials.^ Zeus was not a high energy border collie.

^ Make a page for your border collie.
  • Border Collie - Dogs & Dog Rescue 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.wikifido.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Border Collie s make friends .
  • Border Collie T-Shirts, Stickers and Gifts. Find unique Border Collie dog breed gifts and more dog lover products at Great Breeds 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC greatbreeds.com [Source type: General]

[35] .These trials simulate the finding of a lost person in a controlled situation where the performance of the dog can be evaluated, with titles awarded for successful dogs.^ These trials simulate the finding of a lost person in a controlled situation where the performance of the dog can be evaluated with titles awarded for successful dogs.
  • Petango.com - Border Collie - Breed Profile, Description 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.petango.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ If your answer to any of these questions was no, then find out how you can do all of this and more as well as help your dog live a longer, happier life!

^ These are all easily controlled grizzly bear situations; the sound of a cordial voice prepares him to encounter a friend.
  • Phoenix Rising Border Collie Rescue South Carolina 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.prbcr.org [Source type: General]

Search and Rescue

.Because of their skills, Border Collies make excellent Search and rescue dogs in Lowland, Mountain, and Urban areas.^ Border Collie Dogs for sale .

^ Cowboy with Border Collie dog .
  • Border collie Stock Photos and Images. 618 Border collie pictures and royalty free photography available to search from over 100 stock photo brands. 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.fotosearch.com [Source type: General]

^ Border Collie dog - portrait - lying .
  • Border collie Stock Photos and Images. 618 Border collie pictures and royalty free photography available to search from over 100 stock photo brands. 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.fotosearch.com [Source type: General]

.They have been trained in air-scenting, ground-scenting and as cadaver dogs.^ You must be firm and consistent because these dogs will try to get away with as much as they can, but you must also be fair in your corrections and training.
  • Border Collies 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.k9web.com [Source type: General]

^ Some dogs are simply easier than others: they take to training better and are fairly easygoing.
  • Dog Breeds: Border Collie | Dog Time 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC dogtime.com [Source type: General]

Two border collies.

Border Collies of note

  • Jean - the first canine movie star (Jean goes Fishing, etc..)
  • Bandit, who was the Ingalls' second dog on Little House on the Prairie. .Note that this is an anachronism based on the date of origin of the breed.
  • Dean, from the HBO series "True Blood"
  • Venus, a female Border Collie features on the "Animal Planet" show Superfetch.
  • Bingo, from the movie Bingo
  • Gin, a dancing dog and finalist on the second series of Britain's Got Talent along with her owner, Kate Nicholas.
  • Rico, who was studied for recognizing up to 200 objects by name.^ Owners will never abandon their Border Collies.
    • Border Collie 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.digitaldog.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Rico, who was studied for recognizing up to 200 objects by name.
    • Petango.com - Border Collie - Breed Profile, Description 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.petango.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ He belonged to a woman who was breeding "show" border collies.

    .Another Border Collie, Betsy, was found to have a vocabulary of over 300 words.^ And another love of Border Collies is tricks.
    • Border Collie Breed Information & Pictures (The Border, the Working Collie, the Farm Collie, the English Collie and the Old-Fashioned Collie) 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.terrificpets.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Tally was adopted by a couple who have another rescue border collie.

    ^ Collie Eye Anomaly (CEA) is another eye problem that is becoming more and more common in Border Collies.
    • Border Collies 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.k9web.com [Source type: General]

    [36]
  • .
  • 'The Dog', who is the main character in the comic strip Footrot Flats.
  • Shep, who was the long-term companion to John Noakes of the BBC's Blue Peter and also Meg, companion of Matt Baker, former presenter of Blue Peter.
  • Striker, who is the current Guinness World Record holder for "Fastest Car Window Opened by a Dog" at 11.34 seconds.^ Shep, who was the long-term companion to John Noakes of the BBC's ''Blue Peter'' and also Meg, companion of Matt Baker, former presenter of ''Blue Peter''.
    • Petango.com - Border Collie - Breed Profile, Description 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.petango.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Striker, who is the current Guinness World Record holder for "Fastest Car Window Opened by a Dog" at 11.34 seconds.
    • Petango.com - Border Collie - Breed Profile, Description 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.petango.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Many people who got a Border Collie as a companion dog wind up buying property and sheep just to work the dog!
    • Border Collies 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.k9web.com [Source type: General]

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  • .
  • Flye and Rex, herding dogs of the movie, Babe.
  • Jag, the dog of Montana governor Brian Schweitzer, which regularly accompanies him to work.
  • Bob and Zak from the film "Owd Bob".
  • Mist the sheepdog in the British program, 'Mist - Sheepdog tales'. The writer's collie Rhys is believed to be the inspiration.
  • Ziggy, a wedding present to Frederik and Mary, Crown Prince and Princess of Denmark.^ The only way for a Border Collie without an ISDS pedigree to be added to the ISDS registry is by proving its worth as a herding dog so that it can be Registered on Merit (ROM).
    • Border Collie Dog Breed Information 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.heydogs.com [Source type: General]

    ^ It wasn't until 1915 that James Reid, the Secretary of the International Sheepdog Society in Great Britain first called the dog a Border Collie.
    • Border Collie Breed Information & Pictures (The Border, the Working Collie, the Farm Collie, the English Collie and the Old-Fashioned Collie) 10 February 2010 12:32 UTC www.terrificpets.com [Source type: General]

    ^ A Border collie listens to commands, a Welsh sheepdog works independently.

    [38]

See also

References

  1. ^ Coren, Stanley (1995). The Intelligence of Dogs: A Guide To The Thoughts, Emotions, And Inner Lives Of Our Canine Companions. Bantam Books. ISBN 0-553-37452-4. 
  2. ^ McCulloch, John Herries (1952). Border collie studies. WSN (Maps and Plans). ISBN 978-1858290669.
  3. ^ Collie Breed History Lee Weston, www.barkbytes.com. Retrieved 2007-08-12.
  4. ^ a b http://www.allbordercollies.com/aboutbcs.php
  5. ^ http://db.kennel.dk/
  6. ^ Lilico, James (1920). The breeding and training of sheep dogs. Invercargill, New Zealand: Southland News. ISBN 354063293X. 
  7. ^ [1] Historical Sheepdog Trials, www.hartingdale.com.au. Retrieved 2009-12-10.
  8. ^ [2] Origisa and history of the Australian working kelpie
  9. ^ [3] www.rootsweb.com posting. Retrieved 2009-12-10.
  10. ^ [4] Border Collie Breed Information, by Kelly Whiteman. Retrieved 2009-12-10.
  11. ^ [5] The Border Collie. Retrieved 2009-12-10
  12. ^ http://www.akc.org/breeds/border_collie/index.cfm
  13. ^ http://www.bordercollie.org/kpwhite.html
  14. ^ a b http://www.bcrescue.org/bcwarning.html
  15. ^ Coren, Stanley (2005). The Intelligence of Dogs: A Guide to the Thoughts, Emotions, and Inner Lives of Our Canine Companions (Paperback). The Free Press. ISBN 978-0743280877. 
  16. ^ "Do I Really Want a Border Collie? YES!". 2005-09-18. http://www.bcrescue.org/bcwarning.html. Retrieved 2007-08-12. 
  17. ^ a b http://www.thekennelclub.org.uk/item/570 Kennel Club/British Small Animal Veterinary Association Scientific Committee. 2004. Purebred Dog Health Survey. Retrieved 2008-10-31
  18. ^ http://users.pullman.com/lostriver/weight_and_lifespan.htm Dog Longevity Web Site, Weight and Longevity page. Compiled by K. M. Cassidee. Retrieved 2008-10-31
  19. ^ Health and Genetics of Border Collies - A Breeder and Buyer's Guide 2002 www.americanbordercollie.org. Retrieved 2007-08-12.
  20. ^ Collie Eye Anomaly / Choroidal Hypoplasia (CEA) Test www.optigen.com. October 27, 2005. Retrieved 2007-08-12.
  21. ^ DOG DISEASE GETS THE BITE www.science.unsw.edu.au. Retrieved 2007-08-12.
  22. ^ TNS Database bordercolliehealth.com. Retrieved 2007-09-05.
  23. ^ Shearman JR and Wilton AN. Elimination of neutrophil elastase and adaptor protein complex 3 subunit genes as the cause of trapped neutrophil syndrome in Border collies. Animal Genetics. 38: 188-189
  24. ^ TNS Research Update bordercolliehealth.com. Retrieved 2007-09-05.
  25. ^ The International Sheep Dog Society Retrieved 2007-08-12.
  26. ^ The AKC Controversy www.bordercollie.org. Retrieved 2007-08-12.
  27. ^ American Border Collie Association News www.americanbordercollie.org. Retrieved 2007-08-12.
  28. ^ National Registration Statistics Australian National Kennel Association. Retrieved 2007-08-12.
  29. ^ Canadian Border Collie Association www.canadianbordercollies.org. Retrieved 2007-08-12.
  30. ^ Border Collie Dernegi Turkish Border Collie Association. Retrieved 2008-07-13
  31. ^ International Stock Dog Federation (ISDF). Retrieved 2008-07-13
  32. ^ Official Page of the USBCHA Retrieved 2007-08-12
  33. ^ Canadian Border Collie Association Retrieved 2007-08-12.
  34. ^ http://www.agilitynet.co.uk/shows/abcagility_semifinals2008.html
  35. ^ http://www.justusdogs.com.au/dog-pages/dog-breeds/538/border-collie.cfm
  36. ^ Morell, Virginia (March 2008). "National Geographic: Animal Minds". http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2008/03/animal-minds/virginia-morell-text/4. Retrieved 18 December 2009. 
  37. ^ Fastest Car Window Opened by a Dog www.guinnessworldrecords.com. Retrieved 2007-08-12.
  38. ^ "Royal Puppy". Kennel Blue Border. 14 february 2009. http://www.blueborder.dk/International/royal_puppy.htm. Retrieved 21 July 2009. 

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Border Collie

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  1. a hard-working herding breed of dog that originated in the border country of England and Scotland

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The border collie is breed of dog that originated along the English-Scottish border. One of the most intelligent dog breeds, they have been used herding livestock for over 300 years. The border collie is about 20 inches (51 cm) in height and weighs 31 to 50 pounds (14 to 23 kg). It is usually a long-haired dog, often black and white in color.[1]

References

  1. "Border collie". Encyclopædia Britannica Online. http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/73944/border-collie. Retrieved 2010-08-21. 
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